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

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Fri May 7 14:33:37 AEST 2010

So, in this context, national means it exists in the nation of 
Australia, not that it's a National Network?

On 7/05/2010 1:21 PM, Paul Brooks wrote:
> As seen by the ISP, its a totally different beast - a disjoint
> collection of 200+ finger-networks providing access from each POI
> location to the houses/businesses/schools/traffic-lights close to that
> POI location. The ISP has to figure out from the normal non-NBN sources
> how to link their systems and infrastructure to each of those POIs that
> they wish to serve - there won;t be anything in the middle.
> (Interesting problem - NBNCo will presumably need to lease low-bandwidth
> capacity from the existing long-haul transmission suppliers to carry
> their network management traffic at the very least from their NOC
> locations to their equipment at each of the 200+ POIs )
> P.

So NBNCo will need to create a National Network to manage its 
infrastructure holistically, but won't offer a holistic data service to 



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

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