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Access to Telstra's Duct Network

External Interconnect Cable (EIC) provides access to Telstra’s duct network of ducts, tunnels, manholes and pits.

EIC access to Telstra ducts is through the installation (at your cost) of a copper pair cable along an approved route between a remote customer DSLAM site to a nearby Telstra Exchange Main Distribution Frame (MDF). This achieves connection to Telstra’s Unconditioned Local Loop (ULL) or Spectrum Sharing Service (SSS).

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Operation & Maintenance

You will need to acquire and install the EIC cable for Telstra to operate and maintain. In most circumstances you can then access the Telstra underground duct network through a breakout at an approved location, usually at a pit or manhole.

Please note that you are responsible for preparing designs for Telstra to review and approve. EIC duct access makes it possible for you to build your own facilities away from Telstra’s TEBA yet still access our ULL and SSS products.


Physical access

This area provides the information required to obtain Telstra site access, as well as the EACS cards and physical keys order form.


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