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Australian broadband operator ponders nextgen PON

Created April 24, 2017

Australia’s National Broadband Network (nbn) has partnered with Nokia to trial new NG-PON2 fibre technology as a means of delivering symmetrical speeds of 10 Gbits/s to its Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) end-user buildings. This is ten times faster than the current nbn top FTTP speeds of 1 Gbits/s.

In tandem with technologies such as or XG.FAST, a future deployment of NG-PON2 could also benefit end-users connected to retail services over nbn’s Fibre To The Basement (FTTB) and Fibre To The Curb (FTTC) networks. Additionally, it could provide extra capacity in the fibre that supports nbn’s HFC and fixed wireless networks.

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