NBN Optical Access

June 2010, Release 1

(NBN Optical Access, .pdf, 361 KB)

The NBN Optical Access paper 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.