[LINK] NBN Single Service Transfer

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Feb 8 12:37:28 AEDT 2011

> <http://michaelwyres.com/2011/02/nbn-end-user-services-taking-shape>
> So what does all this mean?
> In the end, it means you can choose to take only what you want/need
> from the network .. a-la-carte if you like .. you may choose a fixed 
> telephone service through Telstra, an internet data service through
> Internode and an IPTV service through Foxtel (and) still have UNI-V2,
> UNI-D3 & UNI-D4 available for other services through other providers.
> Does your boss want you to work at home three days a week? They could 
> provision a WAN connection they control back to your home on UNI-D3, 
> and maybe a fax line on UNI-V2. Done.
> And you’ve still got a port left over – perhaps an e-health monitoring 
> service to aid your ailing mother who lives in your back room on UNI-D4?
> What it means, is complete flexibility, and consumer choice. Fed up 
> with your Internode data connection? Switch to iiNet at the drop of
> a hat. Telstra put your voice pricing up to a level you don’t like? 
> Switch to Optus at the drop of a hat.
> The network will be completely agnostic, and you are free to take on
> as many services as you want or need – within the six available ports.
> For the market, this means that the providers who innovate and deliver 
> the best products over the network will emerge on top. The competition 
> will be furious. And the consumer will win.

This sounds excellent. Up to six service providers at the one location.

And, competitive churn should be enormous. In my opinon, Single Service 
Transfer should be mandatory. My ISP doesn't support it for my plan and
as things turned out it's a pain. 

I think Single Service Transfer should indeed be an NBN Co condition ..


"If you sign up to an ISP that supports single service transfer, you'll 
have the freedom of changing to another ISP very quickly, at minimal cost.

The catch? Both the 'sending' and 'receiving' ISP have to participate in 
the single service transfer process.

Make single service transfer a key buying criterion when choosing your 
ADSL2+ ISP. If you sign up to a non single service transfer ISP, you'll 
be shelling out full installation fees to change to another one and will 
have to go without broadband for a while.

In comparison, cost for changing ISPs using single service transfer is 
typically lower, and is almost instant.

The following ADSL ISPs support single service transfer ... "



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