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Australia - National Broadband Network - FttH, FttB roll outs


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Australia - National Broadband Network - FttH, FttB roll outs

Between 2009 and 2012, NBN Co designed the architecture for a national FttH network. Legislation and contracts were completed in 2012 and shortly afterwards the rollout started, based on a rolling' three year plan. The election of the Coalition government in 2013 resulted in a political review. As a result the FttH plan was abandoned and instead a so called Multi Mix Technology (MTM) solution was introduced. This will see the continuing use of both the copper and the HFC networks.

However, the government had to honour existing contracts that had been signed under the previous government including the initial 3 years of the FttH roll out.

Under the new scheme, FttH will connect 26% of premises by 2020, while a further 44% will be served by FttN and the remaining 30% of will receive services via existing HFC networks. Using this approach, the government anticipated that 91% of premises connected to fixed-line infrastructure would receive 50Mb/s by 2020.

This report provide regularly updated overviews of the FttH roll out as well as information of the original FttH roll out as it started out in 2010. It also covers general information on the FttB (Basement) roll outs in multi dwelling units.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction
3. Statistical overviews
3.1 Overall rollout statistics mid 2016
3.2 FttH statistical overview 2015
3.3 Migration of business services
4. Fibre-to-the-Basement (FttB)
4.1 Multi dwelling units
4.2 NBN fibre basements rollout started in late 2014
4.3 TPG
4.4 Telstra tests FTTB product
5. Other developments
5.1 NBN Co outlines policies for fibre-on-demand
5.2 Cost of a NBN brownfields FTTP connection
6. The difference between FttH and FttP
7. Original roll out program 2010-2013 (historic overview)
7.1 The initial announcement
7.2 Roll out progress report late 2012
7.3 Roll out update mid 2013
7.4 Take-up rates late 2013
7.5 NBN Co breaks out state-based rollout data
7.6 New Singaporean entrant in FttP
8. Tasmania
8.1 NBN aerial deployment
8.2 Aurora's NBN report tabled in the Senate - 2014
8.3 NBN pilot roll out
8.3.1 Stages 1 and 2
8.3.2 Second release sites in Tasmania
8.3.3 Stage 3 of the roll out
8.3.4 Tassie cities next
8.3.5 Completing the Tasmania roll out
8.3.6 Fixed-wireless roll out
8.3.7 Hobart and Launceston
8.4 Other NBN related projects
8.4.1 Tasmanian SmartStreet Project
8.4.2 Tasmania's innovation strategy for NBN and smart grids
8.4.3 Broadband delivered by TV tested as part of the NBN
9. The first mainland release sites
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Armidale
9.3 Kiama
9.4 Willunga
10. Second-release sites
10.1 Nineteen new sites
10.2 Second construction phase
11. Detailed overview of the initial roll out program
11.1 National overview
11.2 Dapto first on the list for 2012
11.3 Eight more cities announced February 2012
11.4 Roll outs northern Queensland
11.5 Brunswick
11.6 98K more premises across the country
11.7 Newcastle
11.8 Western Sydney
11.9 Perth
11.10 Geraldton
11.11 ACT
11.12 Darwin
12. Multi-dwelling units
13. First fixed wireless roll outs
14. Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) - Historic
15. Related reports
Table 1 NBN Rollout as per June 2016
Table 2 FttP /FttN Brownfields Rollouts 2014 - 2016
Table 3 FttP Greenfields Rollouts 2014 - 2016
Table 4 FttH Premises Ready for Service 2014-2018
Table 5 FttH Premises Activated 2014 - 2018
Table 6 FttH Weighted average cost per premise by technology (rounded to the nearest 100)
Table 7 Brownfields cost per premises
Table 8 - Key NBN metrics for 30 June 2013
Table 9 - Deployment schedule for 2011-15 corporate plan
Table 10 - Deployment schedule for 2016-21 corporate plan
Table 11 Numbers of premises passed first release sites (incl. Tasmania)
Table 12 NBN pre-sales take up rates first release sites
Table 13 - NBN Co 2012 roll out schedule
Exhibit 1 The Regional Backbone Blackspots Program

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