NetComm Grabs NBN FttDP Deal
NBN Co has handed Sydney-based, and ASX-listed, NetComm Wireless a deal to supply NBN’s gear for future fibre-to-the-distribution-point (FttDP) services – sometimes also known as fibre-to-the-driveway, or fibre to the curb ( FttC).
Value of the contract has not been revealed. NBN Co says NetComm will supply an “unspecified number of one-port and four-port DPUs” to be installed in pits outside premises to connect the legacy copper with fibre.
NetComm Wireless said the supply of services would probably start in FY2018.
Added NBN network engineering chief Peter Ryan: “NBN is delighted to bring NetComm Wireless on board as a technology partner.
“We have tested FttC over the past year, and we’re confident we can now deploy the technology in areas where it makes better sense from a customer experience, deployment efficiency, and cost perspective.”
He added: “Delivering FttC will not only allow us to deliver speeds of up to 100/40Mbps using VDSL, but will also allow us to offer even faster speeds in the future.”