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Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network — Part 2: Broadband Australian Standard

DR AS/CA S043.2:2016 (606 KB)

The Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network — Part 2: Broadband Standard specifies the requirements for broadband equipment connected to copper wire pairs e.g. DSL modems.

The Standard has been revised to add requirements for VDSL2 modems to support:

  • Upstream Power Backoff in Equipment Class 10v, consistent with the existing requirement for Equipment Classes 10h and 10j to 10n; and
  • Upstream Power Backoff Length Estimation Method (based on ITU T Rec. G.993.2) in Equipment Classes 10h, 10j to 10n, and 10v.

Information on the Working Committee which revised the Standard, including the Terms of Reference can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES AT 5.00 P.M. ON (AEST) 12 JULY 2016.