ISP, Internode, has slashed prices on its SHDSL product line in a move to penetrate the SMB space.
A deal with Optus wholesale provider, XYZ, has meant it can cut prices by as much as 50 per cent on SHDSL services.
Entry level services now start at $300/ month, while the flagship product – Direct-4M-UL 4 Mbps/4 Mbps Unlimited – has been cut from $2450/ month to $1200/ month. Solutions will be available to customers in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Internode product manager, Jim Kellett said the ISP was keen to see the SHDSL traction continue. This was growing in line with the overall business.
“We’re seeing SMBs interested in using these products for IP video conferencing and VoIP purposes,” Kellett said. “Overall, there’s a 50/50 split between organisations using it for the Internet, and those using it for private wide area networks.”
The SHDSL market is also set for growth in 2010. Even faster services are expected to come into play as newer technology is brought into the market.