Internode Naked services to get Annex M
Internode says it will offer ADSL2+ Annex M services as part of its "naked DSL" service soon, offering 2.5Mbit/s upstream.
Internode is gearing up to bring ADSL2+ Annex M to its Naked DSL services later in the year.
ADSL2+ Annex M provides much the same download speed as ADSL2+, but an enhanced upstream speed of up to 2.5Mbit/s.
Internode Managing Director Simon Hackett said the Naked Annex M service will only be available to people who are covered by an Internode DSLAM, as Optus' DSLAMs do not currently offer Annex M.
Customers who want to take up this service will have to have an ADSL2+ modem capable of supporting Annex M. However, most models released in the last 18 months support it. Some models will require a firmware upgrade.
Annex M's increased upstream speed is a benefit to anyone who has to regularly upload files to servers, wants to run multiple VoIP services at once, or enjoys a spot of P2P file sharing (the faster the upload, the faster you can generally download from other users.)
(A sidenote: APC Labs uses Internode ADSL2+ Annex M, with 21Mbit/s downstream and 2.4Mbit/s upstream, which shows that the speed claims are real. However, we are located close to a central CBD phone exchange in Sydney, which means we would have a very short line length which would be a less likely scenario to residential properties.)