[LINK] National Broadband Network - except it's not national.

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Fri May 7 10:55:28 AEST 2010

On 7/05/2010 9:42 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> On 6/05/2010 4:30 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> So the NBN is not "a contiguous national network". It's a collection of
>> regional hubs connected to access points (homes and business) with
>> backhaul to provide connectivity where it has not been commercially
>> viable. (see page 29, Exhibit 1-7)
> Of course, if Telstra came to the party and joined up the regional hubs,
> then we would have a true National Network.
> But the government claims that it doesn't need Telstra. But without
> Telstra, or other service providers, they haven't got a National Network.

I've just read chapter 6:

This discusses various options and there are a number of recommendations 
re backhaul (starting at recommendation 46).

I find it interesting that the implementation study uses the 
NBN_Reference_Architecture_Release1_Jan_2010 which only has one use of 
the word "backhaul".

I really don't understand the relationship between the "National 
Broadband Network Reference Architecture High Level Architecture Options 
for the NBN" and the implementation study. There seems to be a bit 
missing - the selection of options from the architecture paper.

The implementation paper still has an awful lot of options in it and 
there's no clear definition of how the whole system will hang together. 
The emphasis is on the costs of particular parts, not system structure.

I'm still confused.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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