A long and exhaustive examination of all the known facts regarding Telstra’s copper network - the centrepiece of the new government’s broadband policy.

Telstra on waterproofing existing copper lines -

"Put a plastic bag over it, she’ll be right mate"

The plastic bag fix is such that technicians routinely refer to the Telstra network as Baghdad.

Telstra’s copper infrastructure + FTTN NBN = bad times

It’s a long read but worth it to know the problems with the Abbott Government’s NBN policy.

ADTRAN adds the video service function Optimize FTTP/FTTN network framework

November 11 of 2009, yesterday ADTRAN Inc. announces Total Access 5000 multi-service access platform of the company will add the new advanced video service function, and show the latest application functions added will be optimized FTTP /FTTH And FTTN Network framework.

ADTRAN represents, the advantage of Total Access 5000 maximum can support FTTP/FTTH and FTTN two kinds of network frameworks at the same time. ADTRAN still shows at the same time Total Access 5000 can let users consider the so-called one ” right architecture” ,Because it can support optic fibre and copper cable as transmitting at the same time.

ADTEAN relevant person in charge Dan Steinike shows, their products have strong practicability in order to satisfy user’s bandwidth demand, Total Access 5000 platform is one of the most flexible broadband access platforms on the market at present. Except newly-added advanced the video leads the solution, Total Access 5000 platform offers high bandwidth, efficient access platform network framework and possession to support the optic fibre, transmissive advantage of copper cable at the same time. (Compile: Knight)

The Australian government has completely fucked the NBN

With NBN Co’s recent release of their “NBN Multi-Technology Deployment Principles“, it has become clear that the number of premises serviced by Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) will be far lower than promised by Turnbull prior to and post-election.

The main technology being pushed by NBN Co now will be Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN), utilising the copper network currently servicing premises. Add to this, 3 million premises will be serviced by the dilapidated Hybrid Fibre-Coax (HFC or Cable) network, leaving many with no option for real high-speed broadband.

The promised outcomes from Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been all but forgotten, with $2 million of reviews backing up this shameless display of neo-luddism. There is no possibility this technology will be capable of keeping up with the demands of users within the next 5 years, let alone the next 15 years as the Strategic Review pushed upgrades out to.

Even with the promising outcomes from the laughable 5 premises trial of FTTN, it’s clear that users will be left by the wayside when their service does not deliver the speeds they require. Even the propaganda videos on how “awesome” FTTN is clearly state that users will have to deal with any problems past the “node”.


New Post has been published on http://www.zgeek.com/the-australian-government-has-completely-fucked-the-nbn/

Guys, our national average speed is 4.3Mbps, ranking 40th in the world. 41% of Australians get less than 2Mbps.

The NBN will have a top speed over fibre optics of 100/40Mbps (down/upstream)

The Internet is piggy-backed over copper cabling more than 60 years old, and the problems there are beyond reason.

The average $/MB is the highest in the world, and raise by ~14% per year.

We can not let our connection speed fall behind with a quick fix on an increasingly Internet-based world stage.

im on a schedule that i made up all myself and the next chapter of fttn isnt supposed to be published until next week but i already finished it and i want to post it but i dont wanna mess my neatly laid out calendar up. do u see my problem here.