Telstra Wholesale

Australian-first mobile backup service launched

06 July 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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In a first for the Australian market, Telstra Wholesale customers will now see traffic switch to the 4G mobile network if fibre connectivity fails.

To deliver the new Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup service, Telstra Wholesale has deployed the FSP 150 packet edge device with LTE backup, pioneered by technology partner ADVA (FSE: ADV).

“Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup uses the strength of the Telstra Wholesale mobile network and one of the largest fibre footprints in Australia to give customers even more confidence in the resilience of their connectivity,” said Glenn Osborne, sales and wholesale segment executive, Telstra.

“This truly unique service is integrated into the end user’s Ethernet Access fibre connection, which means there is no need for our Telstra Wholesale customers to build a complex bespoke backup solution using a variety of technologies. Customers can also avoid having to maintain costly under-utilised backhaul or to merge separate bills, and simple fixed monthly pricing with no mobile data overage charges provides much-needed peace of mind for any business.”

Through the backup, customers will gain access to MEF-compliant Carrier Ethernet connectivity with integrated LTE failover capabilities.

The offering is built on the ADVA FSP 150-XG304u, a 10Gbit/s edge hosting platform designed to deliver the capacity and compute power needed for the most demanding applications. The device features simple, unified backup technology that enables Telstra Wholesale to improve service availability to 99.95%. As well as significantly reducing the risk of downtime, Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup relieves enterprises from the cost and complexity of configuring their own mobile backup. And, with its enhanced reliability, the service enables Telstra Wholesale to support emerging use cases and access new revenue opportunities.

”Telstra Wholesale has a continuous focus on driving innovation into their services and delivering even greater value to their customers,” said Koby Bergman, VP, sales, Australia and New Zealand, ADVA.

“This is a focus we share and is one of the building blocks of our long-standing partnership. What we’ve developed here with Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup is a real differentiator for the Australian market and will help increase service availability while at the same time eliminating unnecessary complexity. With its LTE backup, our MEF-compliant FSP 150 packet edge device takes service availability to the next level and will help Australia’s enterprises attain the most robust business continuity capabilities.”