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Australia - National Broadband Network - The FttH Rollout


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Australia - National Broadband Network - The FttH Rollout

By 2012 the NBN roll out is well and truly underway.

In 2010 Tasmania received the first FttH connections. NBN Co used 2011 to test various design and technology issues in the first five mainland sites. They also invited the first RSPs to become involved in these tests. The official roll out was launched in late 2011 with the announcement of the next 28 sites. This will see the NBN being rolled out to over 500,000 premises during 2012. In 2012 the company launched its 3 year roll out plan covering in all 4 million customers.

Roll out selections are based on a range of elements such as the locations of the POIs and technical and geographical issues, and the NBN-readiness of local communities is also playing a key role in this strategy.

By the end of 2011 the government successfully completed its Regional Backbone Blackspots Program, which saw the construction of 6,000 kilometres of high-speed infrastructure, covering just under 400,000 people in regional Australia.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction
2.1 Start of the roll out
3. National Roll Out
3.1 Majority of households have a promised NBN connection time frame
3.2 Four million households within reach of the NBN by 2015 (analysis)
4. Tasmania
4.1 NBN Roll Out
4.1.1 Stages 1 and 2
4.1.2 Second release sites in Tasmania
4.1.3 Stage 3 of the roll out
4.1.4 Tassie cities next
4.1.5 Completion Tasmania roll out
4.1.6 Fixed-wireless roll out
4.2 Other NBN related projects
4.2.1 Tasmanian SmartStreet Project
4.2.2 Tasmania’s innovation strategy for NBN and smart grids
4.2.3 Broadband delivered by TV tested as part of the NBN
5. Constructuion Roll Out
5.1 Roll out progress late 2012
6. The first release sites
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Armidale
6.3 Kiama
6.4 Willunga
7. Second-release sites
7.1 Nineteen new sites
7.2 Second construction phase
8. Full roll out program
8.1 National roll out
8.2 Dapto first on the list for 2012
8.3 Eight more cities announced – February 2012
8.4 Roll outs northern Queensland
8.5 South Morang
8.6 NBN to pass 98K more premises
8.7 Newcastle
8.8 Western Sydney
8.9 Western Australia
9. Multi-dwelling units
10. First fixed wireless roll outs
11. Roll out issues - Analysis
11.1 Community engagement
11.2 Opt-in/Opt-out
11.3 Inhouse networking
11.4 What about existing FttH users?
11.5 Regionalised roll outs
11.6 Real estate investment
12. Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP)
12.1 Background information
12.2 Adelaide blackspots receiving high-speed broadband
13. Fibre-to-the-apartment
14. Related reports
Table 1 - Deployment schedule for 2012-15 corporate plan
Table 2 – Numbers of premises passed – first release sites
Table 3 – NBN pre-sales take up rates first release sites
Table 4 - NBN Co 2012 roll out schedule
Exhibit 1 – The Regional Backbone Blackspots Program

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