Australia to Get FttP Network?

Finally some common sense in regards to Australia’s pending National Broadband Network (NBN), currently in the tender stage.

The government proposal is for a Fibre-to-the-Node (FttN) solution, with a target minimum of 12Mb end-user speed, using current xDSL technology for “last mile” reach into customer premises.

However, Canadian-based bidder, Axia NetMedia have revealed many of the details of their tender proposal, suggesting that they want to build a Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP) network, bringing fibre connections all the way into the home.

Doing so would significantly future proof the network, and would create a fully duplex network, capable of giving the subsrciber the same speed uploads and downloards.

On a personal level, as long as the backhaul network can cope with the amount of traffic such a network would provide, then I am all for backing Axia NetMedia to get the gig.