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Telstra to spend A$50M to address network outages

committed anadditional A$50 million to address network issues following a spate of outages,the company said May 2.

Following a review, the Australiantelco identified a range of steps to reduce the likelihood of another outage.The recommendations included increasing redundancy in nodes, adding more capacityto the core network, introducing new procedures for key network elementrestarts and improving resilience in international connectivity.

Telstra will spend around A$25 million to install real-timetraffic monitoring equipment. The remaining A$25 million will be used toincrease network capacity to handle the large number of re-registrations thatoccur simultaneously after a disruption.

As of May 3, US$1 wasequivalent to A$1.33.