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Tue Jan 19 23:56:59 AEDT 2010
Communications Industry Develops End User Premises Handbook for the NBN
Public Comment Invited on Draft Handbook. http://www.commsalliance.com.au
Sydney, 18 January 2010 The draft "National Broadband Network End User
Premises Installation, Distribution, Testing and Associated Practice
Handbook" details key information and issues and is intended provide a
common reference point for further discussions between the communications
industry, construction industry, NBN Co, government and regulators.
Developed by the End User Premises working group of the Communications
Alliance NBN Project, the Handbook is designed to:
Form a common architecture and language for NBN End User Premises to aid
in discussion of components, issues and solutions;
Describe the main NBN End User Premises components and the key details
surrounding each component;
Provide a consolidated view of options for NBN End User Premises,
particularly around features, installation, testing and diagnostics; and
Draw attention to existing NBN End User Premises-related Standards and
Codes and propose modifications or the development of new Standards and
Codes where required.
The End User Premises Handbook marks a significant milestone for the NBN
Project as we begin focusing on the delivery of services to end-users.
The installation and delivery of NBN services will be a highly complex
undertaking involving many stakeholders. This Handbook will provide a
reference point and common language for all involved in the NBN End User
Premises environment to explore the issues and determine appropriate
solutions, said Anne Hurley, Communications Alliance CEO.
I would like to thank the members of the End User Premises working group
for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the development of
this important resource, commented Ms Hurley.
The Communications Alliance NBN Project defines End User Premises as any
home, business or service site connected to the NBN via FTTP or a fixed
wireless service. This includes single and multi-dwelling units, non-
dwelling premises, and existing premises (brownfields).
It is anticipated that once connected to the NBN, all End User Premises
will be able to access one or more service providers simultaneously.
Currently, the Handbook focuses on fixed access network technologies,
including point-to-multipoint Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
technology and point-to-point Active Ethernet technology.
However, a subsequent version of this document will also address wireless
access network technologies.
The draft National Broadband Network End User Premises Installation,
Distribution, Testing and Associated Practice Handbook is available from
the Communications Alliance website at:
Communications Alliance invites interested parties to comment on the
Handbook and submissions are due by 5pm on Friday 12 February 2010.
Responses to the paper will be published on the Communications Alliance
The Communications Alliance NBN Project was established in July 2009 and
includes seven working groups: NBN Reference Model; Wholesale Services;
Early Stage Deployments; End User Premises; Operational; Technical; and
End User Migration.
The NBN Project has already released two draft papers, NBN Reference
Architecture (15 October 2009) and NBN Wholesale Service Definition
Framework Ethernet (19 November 2009).
About Communications Alliance: Communications Alliance is the peak body
for the Australian communications industry. It presents a unified voice
for its members in public policy, facilitates industry solutions to
industry issues, and provides up-to-date information on industry issues.
Communications Alliance is also leading the industry's response to the
National Broadband Network implementation. For further information see
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