This paper describes how hybrid fibre coaxial networks can provide all the required features of the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) and the potential upgrade path to a future all-fibre access network.
24 high-level representatives were interviewed from across Australian society and industry to explore (a) what changes might occur in each sector once next generation broadband (NGB) is widely available and (b) what action is needed to prepare for these changes.
Fibre to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) is a broadband access network technology that encompasses fibre to the street lead-in pit at the front fence, with an average copper lead-in length of 30m. FTTdp promises very high VDSL2 capability, with easy upgrading to G.fast or individual FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) on an on-demand basis. The network capability of FTTdp is thus very close to the capability of a full FTTP deployment. Cost savings compared to FTTP promise to be substantial ? a possible $12 billion in savings for the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). For these and other reasons, FTTdp is recommended as a more cost-effective solution than Fibre to the Node for the NBN.
This editorial notes several key indicators of record growth in Australian telecommunications, as the backdrop to the second issue of this multidisciplinary policy Journal. The growth in social connectivity and ?big data?, together with the rapid evolution of new infrastructure technologies, all pose interesting challenges for good policy making ? and for keeping up with new developments
Gigabit Networks are capable of delivering bidirectional service access speeds of up to one gigabit per second (1Gbps) and are in operation in several countries around the world.
The presentation highlights five Gigabit Networks including a review of the motivations behind their developments, deployment approaches and service offerings:
The NBN was born out of political controversy. The burgeoning digital economy demands ubiquitous future-proof broadband access to return its dividends of massive social benefits, service delivery and productivity improvements, and global business opportunities. But not everyone foresees the benefits nor is comfortable with the costs. Mike Quigley addresses the challenges and the lessons learned in managing the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Australia. Mike was awarded with the Charles Todd Medal for 2013 at this event.
Ever wondered: Where, what and how customer premises devices are tested? What a simulated home of a lounge, bedrooms and entertainment room with fixed wire and wireless devices look like? Are you interested to look at example of how services to home are connected via pit and pipe for copper and fibre? Would you like to learn about NBN and Fibre To The Premises Network Termination Devices?
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