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Telstra and 2Wire Take the Work Out of Home Networking


Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, has partnered with 2Wire, a provider of broadband service delivery platforms, to make two versions of 2Wire gateways available to Telstra customers: a single-port ADSL gateway (the 2Wire HomePortal 2071), and a four-port ADSL Wi-Fi gateway (the 2Wire HomePortal 2701HGV), both of which provide connectivity for both PC and Mac computers. Using the 2Wire Wi-Fi gateway, multiple users can wirelessly connect to a single Internet connection.

“We are committed to providing our customers the newest and most innovative services, maximizing the use of our networks. Both the Wired 1-Port Gateway and the 4-Port Home Wi-Fi Gateway are easy to install and use, demystifying home networking and placing it in reach of all customers, regardless of their technical knowledge,” said Dan Burns, Executive Managing Director, Telstra Network and Technology.

Telstra’s ADSL customers can purchase either the Wired 1-Port Gateway or the 4-Port Home Wi-Fi Gateway, depending on their household need. The Wired 1-Port Gateway includes a single Ethernet LAN entry point whereas the 4-Port Home Wi-Fi Gateway has four Ethernet LAN ports and allows multiple users to share the broadband connection from anywhere in the home.

The 4-Port Home Wi-Fi Gateway includes:

* Microsoft Windows Vista-ready software
* Mac auto-installation
* Enhanced firewall and networking (e.g. easier port mapping for gamers)
* Excellent Wi-Fi coverage through walls and for multilevel homes, using 2Wire HyperG™ wireless technology
* State of the art security using Wireless Protected Access (WPA).

Telstra also provides integrated support through the 2Wire backend Remote Management System. Through this system Telstra support staff can offer remote technical assistance, including the modification of gateway configurations and resetting of passwords when required, resulting in faster resolution of customer support issues.

“We believe Telstra customers will enjoy the flexibility, power, and ease-of-use of their new HomePortal gateways, which open the door to a wide variety of new broadband services,” said Pat Romano, CEO of 2Wire. “Broadband is changing the way we work, play, view the world, and communicate. 2Wire is proud to be helping Telstra improve the broadband experience for its customers.”

About Telstra
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of services and competes in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing over 9.7 million Australian fixed line and 9.2 million mobile services. Telstra’s network and systems infrastructure underpins the carriage and termination of the majority of Australia’s domestic and international voice and data telephony traffic. Telstra owns 50% of FOXTEL®, and its international businesses include CSL New World Mobility Group, Hong Kong’s leading mobile operator, TelstraClear Limited, the second largest full service carrier in New Zealand and Reach Ltd, a provider of global connectivity and international voice and satellite services, as well as SouFun Holdings Limited, a leading real estate and furnishings website in China.

About 2Wire
2Wire provides global telecom carriers with broadband products, software, and service platforms that enable an integrated triple play of networked data, voice, and media services. Award-winning products and services include residential gateways, broadband multimedia set-top boxes, remote management systems, and call center customer support. 2Wire customers are leading broadband providers throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including AT&T, Telmex, BT, Embarq, Bell Canada, SingTel, and others. For more information, visit

2Wire, HomePortal, and HyperG are registered trademarks of 2Wire, Inc. in the United States and in other jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.


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