Telstra Programmable Network

Telstra's Programmable Network powers businesses in cities

A new kind of network

Empower your business’ agility and adapt to changing demands with Telstra Programmable Network, the industry’s first globally connected on demand networking platform.

Digital technology such as cloud and the Internet of Things is powering transformation around the world. Unlocking the full potential of those services requires an agile network to match. With Telstra Programmable Network, you can enjoy secure, flexible and on demand connectivity to virtual network services around the globe with automatic provisioning in minutes. All through one self-service, software-defined networking (SDN) platform.

Telstra Programmable Network gives you Network as a Service to make the network your competitive advantage.

Key features

Automated connectivity and Global Exchange

Browse the TPN Global Exchange to add your network building blocks by choosing clouds, data centres and services from an ecosystem of 60+ cloud service providers and 35+ enabled data centres. Enjoy automated connectivity to AWS, Azure, Google and Oracle.

VNF Marketplace

Select from a marketplace of virtual network functions (VNFs) vFirewalls and vRouters from leading vendors. Bring your own licence or choose Telstra VNFs, such as Telstra Cloud Router and Gateway Protection, which come with licences included.

Fast, customisable networks

Use the platform canvas to design and deploy your modular solutions, with layer 2 Ethernet connections and VNFs provisioned in under ten minutes and flexible commercials.

Fixed bandwidth Rigid annual contracts Inflexible configuration Fixed physical hardware Manual provisions Bandwidth on demand Network as a service Modifiable configuration Virtual routers, firewalls and other services Service delivered in minutes

Telstra Programmable network provides advantages over traditional networks

Benefits

Creating your own modular network

One platform with endless possibilities

Create the network you want. Choose from modular capabilities and self-provision your choice of network capacity, services and applications.

Responding to needs faster

Respond faster

Provision in minutes not months so you can adapt to changing business and market demands.

Connecting to anywhere on the globe

Reach global markets

Connect to new customers in more places with ease and speed. We have already laid the infrastructure so you don’t have to.

See performance in your private connections

Accelerate your application performance

Dynamic access to secure private connections helps to improve end-user experiences.

Select payments for the services you use

Pay only for the services and functionality you need

Virtualise your network services, reduce capital expenses and move away from rigid contracts.

How it works

Step one

Click to access a self-serve SDN platform for network control at your fingertips

Order services and provision them automatically on Telstra Programmable Network, leveraging the latest in SDN and network function virtualisation technology.

Step two

Choose the services you want - add exchange connections from the Global Exchange and virtual network functions from the Marketplace

Access an ecosystem of clouds, data centres and partner services around the world with more than 35 global Programmable Points of Presence (POPs), directly integrated with over 2000 Telstra IPVPN POPs in 200 countries and territories.

Step three

Connect your services – use the platform canvas to design and deploy your modular solutions

Provision layer 2 Ethernet connections and VNFs in under ten minutes. Select your bandwidth on demand with unlimited data transfer from 1mbps to 10 Gbps and flexible commercials as short as one hour.

Price and plan

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What you get:

Free Telstra Programmable Network account sign-up. Pay when you begin building your solution.

24/7 support from the Telstra Programmable Network Operation Centre.

Free 1 hour complimentary concierge welcome tour for every new customer.

Bring-Your-Own Licence VNF from approved vendors on the TPN Marketplace or choose a Telstra VNF which includes the licence.

More about Telstra Programmable Network

Discover a software-defined network that will adapt with you in real time, offer a new level of control and flexibility, and evolve to suit your business.

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How flexible is your network? See Telstra Programmable Network in action.

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Tutorial videos

Watch our tutorial videos to learn how to build key use cases.

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Case studies

Here are some of our customers enjoying on demand connectivity with Telstra Programmable Network.

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Mannatech Japan

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Community Network Centre Incorporated

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Use cases

With Telstra Programmable Network you can build modular solutions and create the network you want. Here are just some of the ways our customers have used Telstra Programmable Network.

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Cloud connectivity

Create direct private connections to public clouds such as AWS, Azure, Oracle and Google Cloud, and access many more. Use Telstra Cloud Router to dynamically change routes between your cloud services.

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Data centre interconnect

Connect on demand to a global network of enabled data centres. Get the stability, capacity and efficiency of layer 2 Ethernet connectivity with the flexibility of on demand SDN technology.

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Connect securely for Internet access

Secure internet access

Connect securely to the internet from your WAN service in near real-time and with unlimited internet. Use virtual network functions (VNFs) such as virtual routers and firewalls to secure your traffic to the internet.

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Global exchange

Extend your WAN and connect on-demand to a global community, including other enterprises, software vendors, public cloud providers and exchanges. List your own business on the Global Exchange to enable your business partners to easily connect with you.

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Gateway Protection

Secure multi-cloud environments with an advanced cloud firewall solution. You can also view and control your firewall security policies across private, public and hybrid clouds in near real-time.

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Integrating the TPN into your business systems

For developers

See our Telstra Programmable Network APIs. You can use these to program your business systems and applications to integrate with ours.

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Testimonials

  • Ovum logo

    "It is almost a given that enterprises will demand to consume network services as they consume cloud services... The Telstra Programmable Network will meet market demands and enable Telstra to effectively serve new segments and existing customers more effectively and efficiently."

    Ovum, April 2017

  • Global Data logo

    “Telstra has become the first telco to interconnect its flagship software-defined platform, Telstra Programmable Networks (TPN) directly to the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) and expose clouds services to a TPN GUI… few operators, perhaps a handful, have built their own SD-platform from the core, embraced a lot of open source and gone down the path of building own ‘IP’ and lines of code.”

    Global Data, September 2018

  • Mannatech logo

    “TPN has enabled us to improve our business continuity, save millions of Yen in hardware costs, and given us the platform for further digitisation. Our network engineers think it’s the coolest thing they have seen in years!”

    Marc Arkinstall, IT Manager, Mannatech Japan

Why Telstra

Connecting across a city

Leading innovation

Telstra Programmable Network is the industry’s first globally connected on demand networking platform, developed in-house using an agile DevOps model. We are continuing to build capabilities that power your competitive advantage, including a $3b commitment to digitise our network services and collaborating to build OpenKilda, a new opensource SDN controller.

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Expertise to match your business needs

Draw on the experience of our global experts and business partners who understand the importance of your network and can help you design, build and manage complete integrated solutions, whatever your requirements.

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Extensive, fast and reliable network

Connect to new opportunities around the world with a subsea cable network that reaches more than 400,000km – enough to circle the world almost 10 times. You can access more than 2,000 PoPs and connectivity in more than 200 countries and territories globally, on a network consistently ranked amongst Asia’s most peered IP networks by Dyn’s Internet Intelligence.

Getting started

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Things you need to know

*Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Asia Pacific, High Performance Networks 2018, Low Latency and High Capacity Networks 2014-2017