[LINK] Question re Telstra/NBN deal
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Jun 21 08:51:25 EST 2010
The fibre will have "PSTN emulation" - ie, you'll get PSTN services over
the fibre instead of the copper.
To maintain a phone connection, post-NBN, the customer will need to
connect to the fibre. But the PSTN emulation means a PSTN telephone will
plug into a suitable port on the box that terminates the fibre.
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> "Telstra chief executive David Thodey signed a heads of agreement
> with the government yesterday that spells generational change for the
> company, as it will abandon its traditional core business of
> fixed-line communications networks. "
> "Telstra will then decommission its copper and cable networks,
> getting out of the business of wholesale networks to concentrate on
> providing retail services and mobile and wireless services. "
> "Telstra will transfer customers from its copper and hybrid fibre
> coaxial cable networks to the new network in return for further
> payments from NBNCo. "
> So if someone has no desire to buy/sign-up for internet services and
> want to keep their POTS line (plain old telephone service), will they
> be allowed to? What does 'abandon' mean? Does 'decommission' mean the
> consumer would need to shift to fibre connectivity? Is there a change
> in the required phone system in the house as a result?
> If the copper and coax networks are going away, what happens to all
> this Foxtel/cable internet installation going on and already in
> place? Does all this total shift increase the cost of the project
> since by the way I read this ALL houses will need to be reinstalled
> in order to have comms service of any sort?
> Sounds like a lot more work to be done.
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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