Telstra International extends Ethernet private line service reach

Telstra International (ASX: TLS.AX) is taking two new steps to make it easier for its MNC customers to order global Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service with Ethernet half circuits and a new ‘One-Stop-Shop' (OSS) option.

With the half circuit EPL service, Telstra's customers will be able to buy a half circuit on the Telstra network and another from one of its partners so they can build a "bespoke" dedicated bandwidth Ethernet solution.

The main driver of the new bilateral half circuits is all about extending the reach of its Ethernet products into more regions, particularly those where it does not hold an operating license. To date, Telstra has operating licenses in the majority of key Asian, European and US markets and over 100 Ethernet service provider partners and 70 private line arrangements.  

Having greater Ethernet service reach will resonate with MNC customers that want to use EPL to connect their data center sites.

While it did not offer a specific timeline, Telstra said it plans to sign up other partners this year to extend its Ethernet service reach into other regions. In December, the service provider secured licenses in both Japan and Singapore.

"We plan to roll out Ethernet through agreements with many additional partners in the near future," said Nathan Bell, Telstra International's global director of products and marketing in a statement.

Complementing the half circuit service, the 'One-Stop-Shop' (OSS) Ethernet option, which will give customers a common point to order, deliver, bill and support for Ethernet Private Line services. Through the OSS option, Telstra will provide necessary diagnostics via its intelligent Network Interface Devices (NIDs).

For more:
- Capacity Magazine has this article

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