FTTC is a new nbnTM technology that is coming to various suburbs in Queensland and other states. FTTC stands for Fibre To The Curb, and describes a new way of nbnTM delivery. It involves laying fibre optic cables in existing underground pipes that run along streets, and on telegraph poles. The telecommunication distribution point for homes and business premises they connect the fibre to the existing copper cabling on the premises. This results in fibre even closer to the property than FTTN (Fibre To The Node) which translates to even faster speeds! After connection to the fibre optics, VDSL technology is used to send high speed internet into the home or business premises. What this means is reduced need for access to the property and limiting the civil work required for completion. This also means that nbnTM will be able to deliver even faster internet speeds compared to FTTN configurations, for cheaper than FTTP.
With less copper to rely on, it is also expected that FTTC will be more reliable than FTTN. That is due to less of the all-too-common copper faults causing outages. The expected number of FTTC receiving properties has reached a million properties. If you live in Queensland or New South Wales you can find out if you're on that list below.
Netcomm Wireless have been chosen by nbnTM to provide equipment for the fibre optic signal distribution connecting to copper cables. The equipment will be placed underground in the Telecommunications Pits (pictured right), and also possibly telegraph poles. Power runs from the home to the device to power it.
If your area is receiving FTTC and you need nbnTM compatible phone systems, or would just like further information, please don't hesitate to contact us!