NBN milestone achieved as first 1,000 homes connected via FTTN

17 Dec 2015

Australia’s Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, has announced a milestone in the development of the nation’s National Broadband Network (NBN), revealing in a press release that in the 51 days since launch, 1,000 homes have been connected via fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology. By comparison, the release notes it took more than 15 months to connect 1,000 premises using the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology which had been preferred by the previous administration for the nationwide network rollout. Under the new multi-technology mix approach, up to 50% of Australian premises in the fixed line footprint will be served by FTTN, with up to 26% covered by fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) and the remainder serviced by HFC cable connections.