Australia National Broadband Network Discussed in New BuddeComm Report Published at MarketPublishers.com19 Sep 2014 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Currently, it is a year after the initial plans for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) were abandoned and a novel version was launched. So it is interesting to check how things are coming along after that first year of NBN 2.0.
The initial planned fiber-to-the-home (FttH) rollout has been gathering speed and is well underway. The knowledge base of the technology has improved as more and more nations are deploying FttH networks; at the same time, the cost of rollouts is decreasing. Worldwide, FttH has become the norm in green field deployments, and this has also resulted in a revision of the possibility of including more FttH in NBN 2.0. However, with the majority of the FttH plans having been abandoned, the technology is not likely to cover more than 20%-25% of the country’s all broadband connections. The remainder is expected to be linked via a multi-technology mix (MtM) of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) and digital subscriber line (DSL)-based networks, which are the existing copper and coax cables, primarily from Telstra.
The delays in deploying the NBN 2.0 clearly demonstrates that to embark on MtM is not easy enough as it considerably elevates the complexity of the technology. Meantime, the regulatory landscape is most likely to be changed to make sure that MtM can be made available on a wholesale-only, open basis. The government, though, is not in a hurry to deliver its related policies, which can possibly be delayed until 2015. Meantime, with the financial pressure being experienced by NBN Co there is little hope that the company will be able to upgrade the MtM to FttH in the near future. This in turn will leave a lot of Australians stuck on a potholed broadband network, with the ROW along with other parts of country enjoying access to superhighways.
New cutting-edge report “Australia - The National Broadband Network” worked out by BuddeComm provides unbiased insights into the Australian telecoms sector, focusing on the most recent NBN developments. The study covers NBN Co and its 2014 full year financial results and gives an overview of the NBN 2.0.. It provides an analysis of the key issues, including the FTTH rollout, fixed wireless and satellite networks, infrastructure plans and contracts, Telstra’s prime position, policies and regulations, wholesale and competition, surveys, statistics and forecasts, background information, cost benefit issues, among others.
Australia - The National Broadband Network
Published: September, 2014
Price: US$ 1,100.00
More new reports by the publisher can be found at BuddeComm page.