Oct 17, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9032173
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deal sharing spectrum 1st announces Telstra Australia's largest Australia's -- Pulse Asia - IRNA 17, Oct Sydney, its signed has (TLS,:ASX) Ltd Corp Telstra player, telecommunications provider broadband with agreement "sharing spectrum" trial first .Ltd Pty DSL Request telephone Telstra's of unbundling the from on follows move The .year last lines service phone their source to customers allow will sharing Spectrum the using - another from services broadband their and company one from .line phone copper same Telstra said Howard Rosemary Director Managing Wholesale Telstra parts other in whereas voluntarily, move share spectrum the made has regulatory to response in provided been only had it world the of .pressure telecommunications the in incumbent the when comes unbundling Line providers other to available makes Telstra, case this in market, can providers other that so network, its of components individual .services competitive of range full a offer allow will deal the said Sykes Philip Executive Chief RequestDSL market business the serving in effectively more compete to company the .services broadband line, subscriber digital assymetric or ADSL, for of amount large a allowed which connection a is Broadband or and connections internet faster as such conveyed, be to information .services television pay ADSL Telstra's of independent is service ADSL wholesale Our" service broadband quality our deliver to able now are we but network, .Sykes said "service, voice Telstra's as line copper same the using for vital is services telecommunication broadband to Access" are services such ensure to method best The .businesses Australian of up made market competitive vibrant a through is available made .added he "Request, as such companies DSL facilities-based independent after means, companies two the between arrangement the said Howard a completed, successfully are trials product and technical of series a .2002 July by launched be will product commercial .released were deal the of details financial specific No Mines Pilbara by owned percent 4.18 is RequestDSL Melbourne-based Group, Venture Telecom firm investment Kong Hong by percent 6.80 Ltd, .founders its by percent 0.1 and cities, Australian four with network, broadband a has company The .on-line currently Perth, and Brisbane Melbourne, Sydney, now can company the meant Telstra with agreement the said Sykes .efficiently more them reach can it and customers more reach uniform more with market larger a reach to able be will We" provision we when moment the at face we challenges the of One .pricing line with ... sound is line that sure make to have we line, new a .said he "works, know already we that line a utilising we're sharing dramatically and structure cost our changes dramatically That" ".well as structure cost Telstra's changes wholesale of supply competitive serious now is there said Sykes Singapore RequestDSL, including Australia, in services broadband Telstra and service DSL XYZed Optus' Ltd-owned Telecommunications .Wholesale increased, further be will value mean will supply competitive That" be also will quality and speed and challenged be will prices .said he "challenged, technical the all virtually in put will RequestDSL said Sykes including possible, sharing spectrum make to required infrastructure telco at cabling extra and boxes splitter of installation the .exchanges around cost would exchange an at installed line new each said He also is Telstra .end household the at costs further with 80 Dlrs .costs up set some incurring numbers customer and volume higher the agreed Howard and Sykes .be will costs unit lower the broadband, using for customers potential other with talks in is Telstra said Howard .months few next the in signings more expects and sharing, spectrum move significant a made September early in (ACCC) Commission .access internet high-speed for charged Telstra prices the regarding market the in conduct anti-competitive of Telstra accused ACCC The ADSL on access internet business small and residential high-speed for .services deadline, 30 November the by respond to plans Telstra said Howard .issue the on customers to talking also is Telstra .ACCC the by set with agreement reaching in well quite progressing we're think We" .said she "doing, be to going we're what on regulator the AA/RR End