[LINK] Battery back-up mandatory for NBN?
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Oct 25 12:15:48 EST 2010
At 11:38 AM 25/10/2010, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>The answer is, "both". Everyone's forgetting that Tasmania is a pilot.
>The documentation for the pilot sites should be read in that context: we
>do not know if all of the procedures for NBN Tasmania will be adopted
>nationally. That's the reason for a pilot - the outcomes of the pilot
>provide input to the rest of the rollout.
I think there may be a bit of 'blind man and the elephant' going on
here. There are a few issues that need to be unpacked: system
batteries and local premises. I don't know the engineering design to
get a picture of either.
What we do know is current copper services provide power the end
equipment on the analog system so if your street power goes off, you
still have a phone. But new end user equipment would not??
If a mobile phone battery goes dead, it needs a replacement, but if
the tower to which it is connecting dies, there is still no service.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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