Saturday, 19 September 2015 23:39

NBN Co launching FTTN product to RSPs on Monday 21 September Featured

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On Monday morning, nbn (the company) is launching a key NBN MTM component, the FTTN product, which will finally be available to RSP or retail service providers.

UPDATED: See below for link to full VIDEO and NBN FTTN story or CLICK HERE.

Finally. At long last. Some actual NBN news to warm the cockles of the lucky few who will finally be able to get NBN service via an FTTN or fibre-to-the-node connection.

Naturally, there are no details yet. These details will be forthcoming from 10am at an event on Monday, where the assembled tech and some of the general media will be on hand to witness FTTN’s commercial launch.

nbn, the company, says the event will be hosted by its Chief Customer Officer, John Simon, and its Chief Architect, Tony Cross.

Whether the embattled ex-Vodafone chief and current nbn CEO Bill Morrow will also attend the event is unknown. Morrow insists, in Sergeant Schultz style that ‘I know nothing!’ when it comes to an ex-Vodafone employee having hacked a Fairfax journalist a few years ago, during Morrow's tenure as Vodafone CEO. 

If I were to guess, he won’t be there so as to specifically avoid any media questioning on the topic.

UPDATE 21 September 2015: An nbn co spokesperson responded to my speculations on whether or why Bill Morrow would or wouldn't be attending. A detailed response including the fact Morrow was not CEO at the time of the Vodafone hacking incident can be read at the follow-up story to this article, which also includes FULL DETAILS of the NBN FTTN rollout - including a must-watch 51 minute FULL VIDEO of the launch event AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW. You can read it all and the comments about Morrow HERE.

nbn, the company, says that ‘a short presentation on the FTTN product launch will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.’

iTWire was there to video the event for you to watch at your leisure - click link above or below to watch the event!

May the NBN be finally subjected to a bit of ‘the quickening,’ which now that Malcolm Turnbull is Prime Minster, might actually start happening.

That said, given the record of politicians in general, Malcolm Turnbull when he was Communications Minister and nbn (the company) in general, we probably just have to hope the NBN rollout doesn’t slip any further.

The FULL VIDEO of the launch event and an accompanying article can now be read and viewed here. 


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