nbn Taps NetComm Wireless' Reverse Powered NAD to Launch FTTC Service

nbn Taps NetComm Wireless' Reverse Powered NAD to Launch FTTC Service Image Credit: NetComm

Australia's National Broadband Network ( nbn) has selected NetComm Wireless' network access devices to launch Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) sevice for homes and businesses.

nbn FTTC is set to bring fibre-like speeds to a million Australian premises using world first reverse powered Distribution Point Unit (DPU) and Network Connection Device (NCD) technology developed by NetComm Wireless.

The Company's end-to-end product design, development and testing processes are conducted in-house to ensure the highest quality standards and fastest time to deployment.

NetComm Wireless is an Australian based company passionate about bringing faster broadband to more homes sooner. Working closely with nbn to understand the challenges and opportunities the Australian environment has, lead to the development of the world's first reverse powered DPU and NCD allowing for fibre like speeds over copper. 

The NetComm Wireless' DPU allows nbn to bypass costly and disruptive civil works on private property required for Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) to bring faster broadband to more homes sooner. The DPU is installed in the telecommunications pit at the outside boundary, where it connects up to four premises to fibre using existing copper lines. 

The DPU is used in conjunction with NetComm Wireless' NCD to provide a real alternative to FTTP. The NCD is self-installed by the customer and combines a Gfast and VDSL modem as well as a reverse power feed to power the DPU from inside the premises and save on the cost of running a powerline to individual units. NetComm Wireless' VDSL and Gfast DPUs are designed to deliver assured broadband performance through the extension of managed connectivity and the integration of network grade diagnostics, performance monitoring and remote management functions. 

Engineered to support the upgrade path to Gigabit speeds, NetComm Wireless' Gfast DPU uses the 212 MHz profile to maximise speed, performance and capacity when required. 

Ken Sheridan, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless
We are honoured to be nbn's supplier on this important world first project. It is the product of Australian innovation and ingenuity and the benefits to Australian households and businesses will be profound. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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