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Less speed, more haste: Australia’s nbn doubles down on ultra-speed copper

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Tony Cross, Chief Architect, Australia’s National Broadband Network (nbn)

Tony updates Guy Daniels on progress with Australia’s National Broadband Network (nbn). The old ambitious 'fibre to everyone' plan has been ditched and the emphasis now is on getting acceptable broadband (25 Mbit/s down, 5Mbit/s up, minimum) out to all of Australia in the shortest possible time. The plan is to use a range of broadband access technologies with G.fast and its near gigabit speed as the top-of-the range offering. G.fast has passed its field tests with flying colours, will be tried out by retailers next year, and the aim is for a wholesale roll-out from around 2017.

Read also TelecomTV's recent profile of Bill Morrow and the nbn:

- How to get the digital party started: build it and they’ll come

 - Bill Morrow on structural separation, political independence and Australia’s answer to the broadband conundrum

Filmed at Broadband World Forum, 20-22 October 2015 ExCeL, London

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