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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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