NetComm Wireless has partnered with the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network, to supply the network access devices needed to connect homes and businesses to the NBN’s newly launched fibre-to-the-curb service.
NetComm said NBN’s FTTC deployment looked set to bring fibre-like speeds to a million Australian premises using NetComm’s “world-first reverse powered Distribution Point Unit (DPU) and Network Connection Device (NCD) technology.”
It said the innovative offering had been developed by teams of Australian engineers working from the firm’s Sydney and Melbourne Centres of Excellence. ‘The company’s end-to-end product design, development and testing processes are conducted in-house,” NetComm Wireless said.
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.
The firm’s DPU allows NBN to bypass costly and disruptive civil works on private property required for fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), enabling it 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,” it added.
NetComm Wireless CEO Ken Sheridan classed the rollout as a key world-first project. “It is the product of Australian innovation and ingenuity and the benefits to Australian households and businesses will be profound,” he said. “Having met NBN’s exacting technical and quality standards, our solution is receiving significant interest from leading telcos in global markets and leading to export sales.”