Australian networking solutions provider NetComm Wireless will supply hardware for the rollout of fibre-to-the-distribution-point connections — what the NBN Co calls fibre-to-the-curb — to about a million premises, the company's chief executive Ken Sheridan says.
NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has announced that fibre-to-the-curb connections are now available to about 1000 premises in two suburbs – Coburg in Victoria and Miranda in New South Wales.
Telstra's variation to the NBN migration plan, using fibre-to-the-curb in addition to other technologies, has been granted approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
One of Australia's better-known network experts says the move by NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, to use a diagnostic tool to check home wiring to see if it may be causing speed issues should be both applauded and condemned.
NBN Co has no plans to increase the number of premises that receive fibre-to-the kerb (or curb as the company calls it) and these will not increase beyond a million as it has already specified.
As the hum of complaints about the NBN grew and grew, reaching a shrill pitch, it was only to be expected that the government would react; each NBN user represents at least one vote in its reckoning.
NBN customers who are on fibre-to-the-node connections are unable to lodge a fault with the company in charge of the broadband rollout about slow speeds unless the download speed falls below 12Mbps.
The chief architect behind TransACT has suggested that if NBN Co were to make contention ratios available to consumers, it would help them choose retail service providers who could supply the speeds they sought.
A veteran independent telecommunications commentator claims that government policy, not the NBN Co or retail service providers, is to blame for the fiasco that the national broadband network rollout has become.
Networking veterans have cast doubts on assertions made today that the speed woes experienced by customers on the national broadband network could be eradicated if telecommunications companies paid $9.75 per month for each connection.
An academic who was closely associated with the NBN project at its outset claims that the original fibre-to-the-premises proposal would have stimulated "an active competitive retail marketplace that would have forced RSPs to purchase adequate CVC".
Using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology for the NBN instead of fibre-to-the-node will enable the Turnbull Government to save face and also provide a better network, a senior academic who was involved with the project at its inception says.
Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about the same, is to go full fibre.
Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton has repeated his call for the government and Opposition to come together and commit to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point for as much of the possible of the remainder of the NBN rollout.
NBN Co has inked a deal with US-based networking equipment provider Adtran, in a supply agreement for software, hardware and services, to support the fibre-to-the-distribution-point (what NBN Co calls fibre-to-the-curb) component of the NBN rollout.
The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has recycled a media release issued a month ago to claim that "fantastic speeds could be possible through existing NBN Co HFC infrastructure".
An official from the Port Augusta City Council says that despite the area having been selected to receive fibre-to-the-premises technology under the NBN rollout, the speeds are often less than what one can get over 4G.
The NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, is refusing to release individual speeds that consumers can attain, despite calls from other telecommunications firms to do so.
The NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has commenced a trial of fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg.
They have made a mess of a vital national infrastructure project but one can't help having pity for the poor staff at the NBN Co to some extent. Week in and week out, they have to come up with something or the other to distract the attention of the public from the mess that they have created.
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