Fast secure connectivity is mission critical for all of us. Help give your customers peace of mind with reliable, fast and cost-efficient ethernet services that offer a great platform for voice, data and video convergence. Now with the option of simple, integrated mobile backup.

Why choose us?

Create business opportunities

Offer internet, cloud, collaboration, video or VOIP solutions to customers of all sizes using our access link as a carriage service.


Flexibility and choice

Give your end-users a choice of speeds to match their needs with bandwidth options from 2Mbps to 2Gb.


Unique backup service

Help give your customer the peace of mind which comes with our Mobile Backup solution for Ethernet Access Fibre, unique in the Australian market. A simple, unified mobile connection improves service availability to 99.95%.


Widespread reach

The Telstra Wholesale fibre network is one of the largest fibre footprints in Australia.



Enjoy best-in-class connectivity with MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 E-Line certified services.


Improved up time

Benefit from fewer interruptions with connectivity through multiple paths and a meshed network that offer greater protection and service continuity.

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Ethernet Access

Our Ethernet Access solution enables you to reach more customers with one of the most extensive fibre footprints in Australia. It supports both copper and fibre access tails, and nbn™ network TC2 tails. You have more ways to connect with bandwidth options from 2Mbps up to 2Gb and multiple classes of service.


You can deliver a reliable experience to those customers, whether they are:


  • Retail stores using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for inventory management systems.
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for inventory management systems.
  • Small to medium businesses who need corporate internet, cloud, collaboration, video or VOIP solutions.
  • Large corporations looking for international VPNs with International Private Line connectivity.  


And now Ethernet Access includes the option of a simple, unified backup solution for tail-end fibre services.​ Ethernet Access - Mobile Backup utilises the strength of Telstra Wholesale’s mobile network and one of the largest fibre footprints in Australia. ​It improves service availability to 99.95% of the time coverage, giving your customers even more confidence in the resilience of their connectivity. Ethernet Access - Mobile Backup is only available from Telstra Wholesale.​


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Mobile Backup

Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup is a simple, integrated, layer 2 service that can be included as an option on Ethernet Access tail-end fibre services. It is enabled using a single Network Termination Unit (NTU) which can be installed with a new fibre service or to replace the NTU on an existing service.

With Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup, connectivity automatically switches over from fibre to mobile if the primary fibre service is unavailable and switches back to fibre when connectivity is restored. You’ll also be notified when the switchover has happened.

Mobile Backup is widely available for Ethernet Access – Fibre services. Talk with your account manager to find out more.


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Add peace of mind with Ethernet Access - Mobile Backup  

Ethernet over NBN

Extend the market-leading features and proven capabilities of our great Ethernet data network to your nbnTM services with Telstra Wholesale Ethernet Access over NBN. We integrate nbn accesses into the same robust Ethernet Access ecosystem you are used to so you can leverage the investments you’ve already made and avoid dealing with nbn complexity.


  • End-to-end Ethernet Access Premium class of service (CoS) ensures end users’ experiences appropriate to their business application
  • Flexible service use cases to suit your business, enabled by our ability to offer various VLAN constructs
  • Our multi-million dollar investments in our network and capabilities ensure your business benefits from future-ready technology and market-leading service standards


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Ethernet over NBN

MEF Certification

Industry Best Practice Data Products

Telstra Wholesale’s Ethernet Access and Ethernet Backhaul products are the first in the Asia Pacific region and second in the world, to have received Carrier Ethernet 2.0 E-Line certification by the MEF. Further, our Managed Leased Line product using the Ethernet interface option is currently Carrier Ethernet 1.0 E-Line certified by the MEF.

Our commitment means that when you choose our data products, you know you’re working with a leading company, committed to industry best-practice, and intent on keeping you at the forefront of technology with appropriately certified solutions.


Learn more about Our MEF Certification

  • As the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, the MEF is a global industry alliance of more than 220 organizations (as at December 2013), with a mission to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. They focus on developing Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements that promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide
  • MEF specifications have created an internationally-consistent methodology for delivering and certifying Carrier Ethernet Services that has been adopted worldwide.
  • The MEF’s certification program focuses on three areas: the provider’s services, vendor’s equipment and professional technical skills
  • Verification by the MEF-appointed independent testing lab, confirming a provider’s service offering is compliant to MEF’s internationally agreed specifications.
  • Certification of MEF-defined Service Types
  • Certification via active probes placed at the end-points of real services in the production network. The lab then continuously executes automated functional and performance tests between their probes over a two week period, which thoroughly tests the service.
  • Ensures you’re leveraging MEF’s internationally recognised, standardised approach to delivering Carrier Ethernet Services
  • Provides you with an independent audit trail that your provider’s service meets well-defined functionality and performance benchmarks
  • Qualifies your provider’s Ethernet offering as “Carrier-Grade ” Means the services exhibit all five of the MEF-defined attributes which distinguish it from Enterprise Ethernet i.e. Standardised service types, Scalability (users, reach and bandwidth), Reliability, Quality of Service (QoS/CoS) and Service Management  by virtue of internationally agreed specifications
  • Ensures your provider will carefully consider any network changes that may affect their MEF Service certification
  • You can have confidence knowing your data services are certified to a global industry standard for best practice. In addition, key elements in Telstra’s network have been separately CE 1.0 and/or CE 2.0 E-Line certified by our vendors, augmenting that confidence.
  • Minimises your time and efforts for RFP preparation, because you can take advantage of the common industry-based understanding, which the MEF methodology delivers.
  • Allows you to offer QoS-differentiated products, because CE 2.0 E-Line certification means your Ethernet services offer multiple Classes of Service, with each CoS optimised for different end-customer applications.
  • More effective fault diagnosis, because CE 2.0 E-Line certification means your Ethernet services use Service OAM  capabilities. Within our network, S-OAM augments existing fault diagnosis mechanisms.
  • You have access to Carrier Ethernet industry expertise.  Our Carrier Ethernet Certified   (MEF-CECP) are here to help you interpret international best practice, by talking about your services “in the same language” as the rest of the global industry. 
  • MEF 9 certifies Carrier Ethernet Services functionality 
  • MEF 14 certifies Carrier Ethernet Services traffic management and performance
  • CE 1.0 is the MEF’s “Generations Framework” branding for MEF 9 and MEF 14. Therefore, a CE 1.0 certification means MEF 9 and/or MEF 14 compliance to the MEF standards.
  • CE 2.0 certification demonstrates compliance with the MEF’s Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and includes: Multi-CoS EVC’s, Service OAM and (optionally) the E-Access service type
  • A CE 2.0 certification does not necessarily mean a “superior certification”. However, some performance characteristics for CE 2.0 certification are more stringent than those in CE 1.0 certification.

Telstra’s certifications for various products can be found on the MEF’s Services Registry.

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