Martin Barry marty at supine.com
Wed Apr 8 10:13:45 AEST 2009

$quoted_author = "Paul Brooks" ;
> GPON, the current latest generation FTTP system, shares a 2.5Gbps 
> downstream link amongst 32 - 64 users 

There may be other options with 10G EPON due (hopefully) later this year and
WDM-PON (only heard about this recently, still reading...).

> Personally, I think one of the biggest improvements of FTTP is not that 
> people get a bigger pipe, but rather that the improved service distances 
> available with fibre means there should be no more urban blackspots - 

The big win for NBNC is the greater reach means less exchanges and hence
less real estate costs.

If/when Telstra decides to turn off their copper network they are sitting on
a lot of prime real estate.


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