Telstra Corporation Ltd today announced the launch
of its new global IP virtual private network (VPN) service.
This is an extension of its private IP product that was
launched two years ago, and has since taken over 40 per
cent of the domestic IP-VPN market.
press release issued by the Australian telecommunications
and information services company said the global solution
is founded on the latest IP-VPN backbone technology, and
uses multi protocol label switching (MPLS) to extend the
company''s domestic private IP service (TPIPs) to over
50 countries around the world, including Hong Kong, Singapore,
Shanghai, Auckland and San Francisco.
has 500 customers in Australia, making it the country''s
most sought-after private IP service.
executive director of Data Network Services, Mr Paul Geason,
said, "We believe the demand for this new global
service offering will be very strong, especially for companies
headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region. US and European
companies will also be able to use the service to connect
offices across the Asia-Pacific region in a customised
enterprise IP network solution.
IP Solutions customers in Australia will be able to easily
and seamlessly extend their private enterprise IP-VPNs
to connect overseas offices or establish secure extranet
connectivity with overseas partners, suppliers or customers
virtually anywhere in the world."
existing value-added features and capabilities of Telstra''s
IP Solutions suite of products, including managed internet
firewall, content filtering and hosted e-mail, will be
available on the new global IP-VPN offering.
Geason said the service offered customers IP connectivity
within a secure, non-public internet with Class of Service
(CoS) settings to suit a wide range of applications traffic,
including corporate e-mail, Web-based intranet applications,
mission-critical enterprise applications or jitter-intolerant
voice over IP (VoIP) and video real-time traffic types.
with TPIPs, Service Level Agreements will be a standard
part of the offering, providing customers committed performance
standards across the global IP-VPN backbone," he
service, available from January 2003, is underpinned by
the network infrastructure and IP networking capabilities
of REACH, the leading Asian IP backbone and services operator,
and the global IP-VPN enterprise service capabilities
of Infonetäâ and TelstraClearäâ,
Telstra''s majority-owned number two ranked full service
telecommunications provider in NZ.