[LINK] Demand 'still not there' for 1Gbps: NBN Co

Andy Farkas andyf at andyit.com.au
Mon Feb 13 17:35:49 AEDT 2017

Someone on Whirlpool came up with some rather interesting numbers
calculated straight from the latest nbn half yearly financial report:


(page 14)

- FTTP Brownfields – 1000Mbps – A$ 4,405 – A$ 4.41 -
- FTTP Greenfields – 1000Mbps – A$ 2,504 – A$ 2.54 -
- HFC (DOCSIS 3.1) – 1000Mbps – A$ 2,259 – A$ 2.26 -
- FTTN – 100Mbps – A$ 2,172 – A$ 21.72 -

Note: the maximum speed on FTTN is very theoretically and is only for
the lucky ones who won the Node-lotto. The maximum speeds on FTTP
are much more easily achieved. Do realise that this are speeds on the
NBN-network, not including the RSP network.

What is instantly clear is that FTTN is almost five times more expensive
to deploy per achievable Mbps than FTTP. It is also clear the Australian
taxpayer gets poor value for his dollar on FTTN.


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