WC79 Customer Cabling Connection to the NBN


The WC79 : Customer Cabling Connection to the NBN Working Committee is to revise the Cabling existing telecommunications services in the customer’s premises for the NBN via FTTP  Industry Guideline (G649:2014).

The Guideline provides instructions as a guide to a registered cabling provider attending the customer premises to disconnect the existing 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). The Guideline is being revised to cater for the types of access technologies being deployed to connect users to the NBN under the nbn Multi Technology Mix (MTM). The nbn access technologies now include Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Building (FTTB), Fibre to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) and Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC), in addition to the existing FTTP, Fixed Wireless and Satellite. Newly deployed technologies such as reverse power feeding being used in FTTdp are also to be considered.

Another focus for the revision of the Guideline is to enable telecommunications services and devices such as over the top (OTT) services to be able to continue to function when an end user premises is connected to the NBN. The Guideline currently refers to medical and security alarms. The migration of other OTT services to the NBN such as monitored fire alarms and lift emergency phones is also to be taken into account.

Terms of reference (WC79 Terms of Reference.pdf 91KB)

Expressions of Interest

Further information on the project can be found in the Information Pack below. Expressions of Interest to participate on the WC79 Working Committee can be lodged using the nomination form.

WC79 Information Pack.pdf
WC79 nomination form.doc


ACMA, CISCO Systems, International Copper Alliance Australia, Milcom, nbn(TM), Optus, Stanimore, Telstra.