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The Australian wholesale network operator NBN is using a smart mix of new access network deployment and upgrading of existing access infrastructure to cost effectively deploy a national network.


  • Access deployment today needs to be cost effective, and operators should take into account the local access infrastructure they have available and balance investment costs with longer-term upgrade paths.
  • Operators need a roadmap for gigabit and beyond to align their network upgrade plans with evolving consumer demand for both sustained and peak bandwidth.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how nbn is utilizing a toolbox of FTTP, FTTB, FTTN, FTTdp, and HFC to cost effectively deploy a national broadband network.
  • Learn how NBN is managing its technology roadmap to incorporate, XG.Fast, and DOCSIS 3.1 to meet evolving consumer requirements.

Key questions answered

  • How is NBN managing a mix of deploying new infrastructure and upgrading existing infrastructure to cost effectively deploy a national broadband network?
  • How is NBN planning to upgrade its network to meet evolving consumer demands for gigabit and beyond services?

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  • Summary
  • Access deployment today needs to be cost effective
  • Operators need to have a roadmap for gigabit and beyond


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