We’re giving service providers a competitive edge by being one of the first to deliver Fibre-to-the-Curb services to Residential Broadband over NBN.
What is Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology?
The nbn™ FTTC network shortens the distance from your customers’ house to the node. Because it brings the connection much closer, it can deliver significantly higher potential line rates on average for customers – up to 100/40Mbps via Vectored DSL infrastructure.
FTTC paves the way for new copper acceleration technology, G.fast, which aims to give speeds in excess of 100Mbps. Entry plans will start at 250Mbps and will become available in some areas later this year once NBN productises them.
Why does it matter?
“It is vital for our Service Providers to offer a mix of solutions like nbn™ FTTC that meet the unique needs of Australian homes and businesses. It allows their business to stay competitive in the market with the latest nbn™ technologies available.” Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Optus Wholesale John Castro said
“We’ve already seen positive uptake on our range of nbn™ enabled products and we’re excited to be one of the first wholesalers in market to deliver FTTC services. This demonstrates our ability to rapidly enable technologies and make them available to our wholesale customers, who in turn can provide services to their customers,” said Mr Castro.
We’re committed to being on the front foot for product development to give our service providers the latest and greatest nbn™ enhancements & technologies. FTTC sets us up for the future so we could experience things like 8K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video and Virtual Reality seamlessly at home.
The FTTC footprint is estimated to reach 1.4 million premises by the end of the rollout in 2020 – this number increased by 50 per cent the same day we launched our FTTC offering. Currently, the technology has been released to premises in some parts of NSW and Victoria, with rapid expansion expected to follow.
What is Residential Broadband over NBN (RBBoNBN)?
RBBoNBN is Optus Wholesale’s residential aggregation solution for the nbn™, which has a complex network of 121 POIs. Service Providers can leverage our access to the nbn™ while keeping operation and network spends appropriate to their size and scale.