Internode boosts network capacity

Internode has boosted its network capacity to handle increased traffic from customers, according to the Internet Service Provider (ISP).

The improved network will help Internode to deliver better response times for online gaming and large data quotas to customers looking for large plans.

Internode network architect, Daryl Collins, said: "We've managed to replace 24 small-capacity links with these five high-capacity links.

"While this improved design is invisible to customers, they benefit from Internode’s network continuing to evolve to meet their needs, whether that’s delivering highly responsive performance for online services and gaming or large data quotas for accessing IPTV and other data-rich content."

Internode said the upgrade was driven by strong demand for its plans, particularly the Easy range, which offer data quotas up to one terabyte.

The inter-city network capacity between Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne has been improved by 150% with five 10 gigabit per second links.

Network capacity to Tasmania has been boosted by 80% to handle increased demand from the state, including from participants in the NBN Stage One trial.

Internode's Easy ADSL2+ bundle plans start from $64.90 a month for 30GB, available anytime, available on a month-to-month contract for $129 set-up.

For heavier downloaders, Internode offers 1000GB (one terabyte) for $149.90 a month, available anytime, on a month-to-month contract or a 24-month contract.