A software defined network that will adapt quickly, learn to improve performance, and evolve to suit your business.


Redefine Your IT Performance

Technology is changing the world every day and you need a network that can keep up with it. We’re building a new type of network that will empower you to meet the challenges of the future. A new type of network that will adapt quickly, learn to improve performance, and evolve to suit your business. A network that helps you seize opportunities, wherever and whenever they arise. This is the Programmable Network.


The Programmable Network empowers you to embrace digital transformation and quickly respond to customers and changing market dynamics with next generation agility, flexible consumption of services, and automated provisioning of network services.

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Oct 2017 new releases:

  • Virtual Branch Network
  • Virtual SD-WAN
  • Universal CPE

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Analyst quotes

“The latest release of TPN and the roadmap place Telstra in the same rank as leading providers in this space.” – Global Data, Oct 2017

“It is almost a given that enterprises will demand to consume network services as they consume cloud services, and that the WAN must become not just application-aware but application-driven. The Telstra Programmable Network will meet market demands and enable Telstra to effectively serve new segments and existing customer types more effectively and efficiently.” – Ovum, Apr 2017

“Telstra is investing heavily in its networks to integrate SDN/NFV capabilities into its global networks to offer a centrally controlled, programmable, and optimized network... These capabilities and future strategies in the SDN/NFV space are strong talking points for Telstra when approaching existing and prospective customers in the region.” – IDC, Mar 2017

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Our vision

We are investing in a network strategy that will drive a paradigm shift in the efficiency, flexibility and speed with which business and enterprise customers can order and manage their ICT service environment.


As it evolves, the Programmable Network will provide a growing range of network, managed service, security, cloud and application services that can be ordered and managed via a customer portal with a single unified view, or by customer systems interfaced via APIs.


The extensive range of services will include services delivered from Telstra platforms, plus complementary third party infrastructure services where Telstra provides the added value of integrated connectivity, ordering and customer management tools.

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How it works

Define the services you want, on-demand, and with automated delivery. We use an innovative self-serve platform and completely new commercial terms so you can pick and choose the solutions that work for your organisation, pay for what you use, and scale as required without physically provisioning more infrastructure.

The Programmable Network uses software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) to bypass legacy provisioning, activation and antiquated management IT systems. This dramatically improves activation times from weeks and months to minutes if the right infrastructure is already in place.


A key component of the solution is services orchestration: this combines, configures and manages, in near real time, the infrastructure capabilities, communication services and business applications customers need to rapidly adopt new business models and meet today’s business challenges. It facilitates the monitoring, validation and service assurance to ensure services perform reliably and consistently and meet service level guarantees.

Importantly, the underlying network resources and cloud domains invoked, configured and managed by the orchestrator are established, proven Telstra services.

The Programmable Network platform

The platform comprises three major components:

  • Infrastructure layer: This contains the enabling physical network, storage and compute resources.
  • Control layer: This is where service orchestration is performed. The orchestrator integrates the hardware and software functions of Telstra's SDN/NFV platform with other Telstra services to ensure that the complete system delivers the experience the customer requires.
  • Application layer: This provides the interface that lets customers specify the network services and functions, as well as the business applications they need.

Virtual Branch Network

Virtual Branch Network brings the features and functions of the Telstra Programmable Network to your network edge, enabling you to transform your branch network and empower business agility at every site. By deploying our universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), you can simplify your network architecture and management, while still meeting the needs of your individual branch sites with a range of virtualised network functions.


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Secure Internet Access

Enterprises can connect securely to the Internet from their WAN in near real time, while paying only for what they use. Telstra Programmable Network allows you to securely connect your WAN to the Internet through the use of network function virtualisation (NFV). This removes the need for data centre space or physical hardware to give you more control and faster speed of deployment.

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Gateway Protection

Gateway Protection is a security solution that provides you with a flexible cloud firewall, with a choice of options in managing your firewall policies across a multi-cloud environment. It offers an informative and dynamic dashboard, providing you with clear visibility of your service.

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Cloud Gateway is Telstra’s way to easily connect multiple clouds, and create a hybrid environment. It lets you securely connect to one or more cloud environments with ease, via a single, intuitive portal.

Data Centre Interconnect gives you the freedom to move between selected data centres while having greater flexibility and scalability.

Connect your business sites simply and cost-effectively with Telstra’s IPVPN. Our highly scalable networks reach into almost every corner of the world, providing you with a truly global solution.

VNF Marketplace is an online storefront within the Telstra Programmable Network portal which allows customers to buy Virtual Network Functions from a range of vendors.

Extend your wide area network and connect on-demand to a global community of business partners; including other enterprises, software vendors, public cloud providers and exchanges through Global Exchange.

Improve performance and optimise operations across your wide area network with software-defined solutions architected specifically for your business. Telstra Programmable Network allows you to deploy virtual SD-WAN technology on our universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) to improve performance and optimise operations across your wide area network. We can offer a broad range of SD-WAN solutions architected to suit your specific business needs.


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Key Benefits

Create the network you want

Your organisation has unique needs, so your network should be unique too. Access the applications, services and capacity you want on a network you configure to suit your business. Connect on-demand to the places around the world that matter to you, and only use the services you need, all from a self-service portal or by customer systems interfaced via APIs.

Deliver better experiences

Your users’ expectations are constantly changing. With the Programmable Network, you’ll be able to deploy virtual appliances from leading providers in the cloud or on-site, improve network security, and accelerate WAN performance in minutes to keep delivering great experiences.

Adapt faster to variable demand

The traditional provisioning model is out-of-date in today’s world of spiky, elastic capacity demands. The Programmable Network enables you to provision capacity and deploy virtualised network services at the click of a button, giving you the flexibility to respond faster than before. Intelligent automation will reduce the burden of network management, leaving you free to focus on meeting your organisation’s goals.

The Telstra Advantage


An intelligent network that enables you to self-provision network capacity, services and applications, prioritise traffic over a choice of multiple latency options, via a single, easy-to-use portal or by customer systems interfaced via APIs, delivered over the best rated High-Capacity and Low-Latency Network in Asia Pacific.*

*Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Asia Pacific

Extensive, fast and reliable network

We enable you to connect to new opportunities around the world. Our network has global coverage through a number of strategic carrier partnerships with over 2,000 points of presence around the world.

End-to-end services

As a network operator and services provider, we give you more visibility of your customer IT systems and structures. Full visibility and monitoring of network design and performance lets you maintain control of your service. We also make it easier for your organisations to drive efficiencies by offering technology and service as a complete, integrated solution with one port of call for support.


We’ve broken new ground by integrating Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation capabilities throughout our global network. Draw on this experience through our team of expert consultants and solution architects who can help you build complete integrated solutions, whatever your requirements.