Connectivity Briefs: PacNet, Dodo, HP

Connectivity Briefs: PacNet, Dodo, HP

PacNet’s WAN is a spectacle

Pacific Internet will provide spec­tacle lens manufacturer, Essilor, with a broadband wide area network (WAN) service over six Australian sites. With Australian offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania and Adelaide, Essilor established a WAN over broadband connections in November last year. Essilor has three Pacific Internet business grade SDSL512 connections and three business grade ADSL1500 connections. The WAN network is managed remotely from Sydney and is used for email, file transfers, internally shared applications and Internet access. Pacific Internet’s managing director, Dennis Muscat, said the ISP is seeing more businesses upgrade to broadband but predicted significant market growth to come.

Dodo joins the 100,000 club

The dial-up market is still going strong with Dodo Internet now claiming more than 110,000 customers within Australia. As of January 1, the ISP had 70,000 but said as many as 600 customers per day were taking up the service. Dodo has partnerships with Comindico, AAPT, Optus, Salmat, Nextep and Uecomm. It also recently launched a broadband service, offering a non-contract month-to-month connection. Managing director, Larry Kestelman, said the group was on track to achieve monthly growth of seven per cent this calendar year.

HP does deal with Cisco

HP has stretched its network management arm, announcing a new program that will offer enterprise IP telephony, network infrastructure and service management to Cisco Systems networks. The new Smart Way 2004 program offers three modular solutions for enhanced infrastructure performance, real-time fault management and reduced cost to Cisco enterprise network customers. The program also offers enhanced network management capabilities by integrating CiscoWorks with HP’s OpenView Network Node Managed 7.0 Advanced.

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