The company rolling out Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) has said it could use skinny fibre to upgrade its fibre-to-the-node (FttN) areas to fibre-to-the-distribution-point/curb (FttDP/FttC) network technology in future.”If we choose to deliver FttC in an area served by FttN, all we need to do is link into the fibre that is already serving the cabinet and then — with a very small amount of work at the nearby pit — we can run ‘skinny fibre’ from that pit through existing ducting into the streets to deploy FttC,” NBN chief network engineering officer Peter Ryan explained. Latest Australian news Australian government announces 5G working group members Australian government’s recklessness with medical data is symptom of deeper problems Turnbull unveils new tech ministers in Cabinet reshuffle ACCC kicks off NBN wholesale service levels inquiry Re-identification possible with Australian de-identified Medicare and PBS open data “We run that fibre into the Distribution Point Units (DPUs) in the telecom pit in front of people’s homes and connect into the existing copper line serving the home.”NBN CEO Bill Morrow had last year said, when announcing NBN’s FttDP trials, that skinny fibre provides a more efficient way of bringing fibre closer to premises.”Skinny fibre obviously… Read full this story
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