National Broadband Network

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G652:2016 NBN Migration Management Guideline

G652:2016 (.pdf, 629 KB)

This guideline is designed to document the roles and responsibilities of each relevant party, that is, Telstra (as copper network owner, a major telecommunications service wholesaler and a Retail Service Provider (RSP)), legacy network owners other than Telstra, RSPs, nbn, Medical Alarm Service Providers (MASPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs) within fixed network migration process. The Guideline describes the process to support Customer management of the various Customer groups in relation to the migration of Customers on to nbn’s network (and other similar networks).

This updated version incorporates changes driven by the Government’s Migration Assurance Policy (MAP) and incorporates considerations of changes driven by nbn’s Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) approach incorporating Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre To The Building (FTTB) and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) access technologies.


G646:2012 National Broadband Network – Wholesale Service Definition Framework – Telephony Access Service

G646:2012 (.pdf, 1141 KB)

The Guideline provides:

  • a framework for the definition of a Wholesale Telephony Access Service that may be available on the NBN and potentially by other Wholesale Telephony Access Service Providers; and
  • a description of the key capabilities to be specified in the Wholesale Telephony Access Service.

The Guideline was reconfirmed in 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.


    G649:2014 Cabling existing telecommunications services in the customer’s premises for the NBN via FTTP

    G649:2014 (.pdf, 1824 KB)

    These instructions are designed as a guide to a Registered Cabling Provider attending the customer premises to disconnect the existing telecommunications customer cabling from the existing lead-in cabling at the Network Boundary Point and connect it to the NBN being provided via Fibre to the Premises (FTTP). It does not cover other access technologies such as Fibre to the Node (FTTN) or HFC.

    It provides information on the preparatory steps for migrating the customer, identification of services and equipment, determining the most appropriate reconnection method and verification of the cabling work post-migration. It takes into account where there are ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) services such as personal medical alarms and security alarms for their continuing functioning once the cabling work has been completed.


    G645:2011 Fibre Ready Pit and Pipe Specification for Real Estate Development Projects

    G645:2011 (.pdf, 525 KB)

    The Guideline is designed to:

    • outline the minimum standard for Telecommunications pit and pipe installation within Real Estate Development Project to be considered a Fibre Ready Facility;
    • describe recommended processes for the design and installation of pit and pipe facilities for use in the deployment of Optical Fibre Lines in a Real Estate Development Project; and
    • describe the recommended materials used in the design and installation of pit and pipe facilities.

    NBN Wholesale Service Definition Framework - Ethernet
    Provides a description of the key capabilities to be specified in the NBN service definition for the following service types:
    • Ethernet Line Access Service (ELAS);
    • Ethernet Line Backhaul Service (ELBS); and
    • Ethernet Multicast Service (EMCS).

    NBN Reference Architecture - High Level Options for the NBN
    Defines:
    • The end-to-end broadband network architecture framework.
    • A range of potential passive and active NBN wholesale interconnect scenarios.
    • The relationship between the customer equipment (such as Optical Network Terminations and Residential Gateways) and Retail and Wholesale Service Providers.

    NBN Overview of Technical Standards
    identifies the relevant standards which underpin the ability of the global telecommunications industry to:
    • implement the NBN Reference Model as documented by the NBN Reference Model working group; and
    • Implement the NBN Wholesale Services (currently limited to active layer 2 wholesale services) as documented by the Wholesale Services working group.
    It also discusses the:
    • relevance of the on-going work of key international standards bodies (e.g. Broadband Forum, Metro-Ethernet Forum and the ITU-T) to the NBN;
    • characteristics of competing access technologies (viz. EPON and GPON; and)
    • standards relevant to the need for the NBN to be Secure, Robust, Environmentally Sustainable, Future Proof, and to support IPv6.

    NBN Fibre Ready Distribution Networks
    outlines the issues associated with distribution networks, and in particular with the physical plant used for the housing of network cables.
    NBN FTTP Planning Express Conduit
    provides a guide when planning telecommunications infrastructure in greenfields areas for the installation of new main conduits feeding one or multiple development(s) and/or the interconnection of their conduits with those of another carrier.
    NBN Optical Access
    defines the generic elements in the passive optical infrastructure, providing an explanation of the vocabulary of the passive optical network, its building blocks, and the technical issues which must be considered and resolved for the NBN, including:
    • Factors impacting the optical budget;
    • Dimensioning parameters and optical budget calculations;
    • General considerations for connectors versus splicing; and
    • Testing.

    NBN End-User Premises Handbook
    describes:
    • the main components of an NBN End-User Premises and the key details surrounding each component.
    • the installation practices and guidelines for the installation and operation of the NBN at customers’ homes, businesses and other service sites.
    • key information and issues relating to End-User Premises, intended to provide a common reference point for further discussions among the communications industry, construction industry, NBN infrastructure providers, government and regulators.

    NBN Wholesale Telephony Access Service
    defines the generic elements in the passive optical infrastructure, providing an explanation of the vocabulary of the passive optical network, its building blocks, and the technical issues which must be considered and resolved for the NBN, including:
    • Factors impacting the optical budget;
    • Dimensioning parameters and optical budget calculations;
    • General considerations for connectors versus splicing; and
    • Testing.

    This release has been superseded by the National Broadband Network – Wholesale Service Definition Framework – Telephony Access Service Guideline (G646:2012).


    NBN B2B Interaction Process Requirements Specification
    a detailed specification for B2B interactions that will be used by both NBN Co and retail and wholesale service providers to integrate their ordering, provisioning, billing and service assurance systems
    the automated business transaction processes needed to interact effectively with NBN Co and deliver services to end users.
    Public Wi-Fi Networks information paper May 2012
    a detailed specification for B2B interactions that will be used by both NBN Co and retail and wholesale service providers to integrate their ordering, provisioning, billing and service assurance systems
    the automated business transaction processes needed to interact effectively with NBN Co and deliver services to end users.