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Telstra Europe Launches Nationwide 8Mbps Business Broadband

Telstra Europe Launches Nationwide 8Mbps Business Broadband

High speed business broadband service from £39.99 per month

London, 25th April 2006, Telstra Europe, one of the UK’s leading alternative business telephony and data service providers, announced today the launch of an enhanced range of Business Broadband services across the UK with speeds of up to 8Mbps1.

As competition within the UK broadband market continues to intensify, Telstra’s enhanced service offerings - Business Broadband Max and Business Broadband Max Pro - will provide customers with the following benefits:

• Free installation

• High speed connectivity and nationwide coverage

• Competitive pricing plans backed up with 24/7 customer and technical support

• Includes .uk domain name, email and web hosting

• Service Level Agreement including Guaranteed Time to Repair

• Enhanced Care package2 available

Commenting today, David Thorn, CEO, Telstra Europe, said, “As the business world strives for ever quicker communications, Telstra is delighted to be one of the first providers to launch an enhanced business broadband service across the UK with download speeds of up to 8Mbps. In addition to speed, IT managers should also be considering the overall service provision available from a broadband provider, which includes breadth of network coverage, level of customer support and pricing stability.”

Thorn added, “Telstra has extensive experience of the UK business communications market and its Business Broadband Max and Business Broadband Max Pro3 services combine high speed connectivity with realistic pricing, nationwide coverage and a strong service offering which can accommodate the varying requirements of UK business customers.”

For further information on Telstra’s Business Broadband services go to: www.telstra.co.uk

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Footnotes:

1 The actual broadband speed attained will depend on the length and quality of the telephone line. Telstra Europe will provide the fastest speed possible up to the maximum quoted speed of the service purchased.

2 Telstra’s Enhanced Care package offers an improved Guaranteed Time to Repair and Service Availability Guarantee for an additional £10.00 per month.

3 Telstra’s Business Broadband Max Pro service costs £59.99 per month and is recommended for office users with 10 or more staff. In comparison with the Business Broadband Max service at £39.99 per month, it provides increased maximum upload speeds and throughput capacity for businesses which have greater bandwidth requirements.

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About Telstra Europe:

Telstra Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS). Operational in Europe for over 14 years, Telstra offers an extensive range of voice and data services including total managed network solutions using Broadband, MPLS Wide Area Networks, Internet Access and Point-to-Point Connectivity, hosting and co-location services and enhanced voice solutions to medium sized business and multinational corporations in the UK. Additional value added services include fully managed CPE, consulting, planning, project management, and Telstra’s online Service Tools application, which enables customers to monitor their network and manage support tickets at any time.

Delivering connectivity business solutions, value-added services and complex managed IP solutions, Telstra Europe’s portfolio is complemented by its independently-owned and managed switched network. Switches are located in London, Birmingham and Manchester working alongside 14 co-location points throughout the UK. Additionally, state-of-the-art, resilient data centres are located in London, Docklands, Cambridge and Sunderland.

Parent company, Telstra Corporation Limited, is a full service global telecommunications company.

See: www.telstra.co.uk