back to article nbn™ joins standards body CableLabs

Yet more evidence, as if we needed it, that nbn™ has little interest in more FTTP nbn™, the organisation building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has won membership of CableLabs, the global R&D body that develops technologies and standards that help cable operators deploy new services on existing …

  1. AnthonyP69

    HFC

    I can understand NBN wanting to use the HFC cable, it is already there (but it does need a cleanup and roll out to fix the missing bits in the middle that are missing). But claiming NBN is dropping FTTP just because it joined CableLabs is a little too far. FTTC/FTTdp should be used to remove the crap FTTN roll out!

    1. rtb61

      Re: HFC

      The current set up of HFC which is not being upgrade is 400 maximum shared with up to 200 customers gauranteed to provide 2 at peak times. No upgrades because it would cost more than FTTP, so a giant scam to hide the stupidity of buying it in the first place.

  2. -tim

    Most of the PON FTTP and FTTC stuff uses parts of the DOCSIS standards for data transmission. The HF part of HFC in most cases is exactly the same as the headend part of a PON system.

    Where this might be a good thing is getting a wider acceptance of standards that allow wholesaling of last mile solutions. Most large buyers of that technology are quite happy if they can tell a regulator that the hardware simply doesn't support letting others use their infrastructure.

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