As most Australians are aware, the Federal Government
is going ahead with the National Broadband Network
However the vast
majority of houses do not have cabling installed that
would allow the residents to take full advantage of
the amazing internet speeds being offered by the NBN.
In order to make
the most of the Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) system,
it will be necessary for data network cabling, for
example CAT5E or CAT6 cabling to be installed from
each bedroom, study and loungeroom to a Network Switch,
which is connected to one of the four available data
ports on the Optical Network Terminal or ONT.
The ONT is a grey
box which will be installed by the NBN's contractors
onto an external wall of each house. The optical fibre
will be run from the street, up into the ONT, and
then the Media Converter inside the ONT will split
out the signal from the optical fibre into internet,
telephone lines and television signals. The four data
ports on the ONT are likely to be for four separate
services - that is the ONT does not have a 4-port
Network Switch inside, but 4 separate data service
Many homes will
certainly need to connect more than one computer to
the internet, and therefore, to obtain the full benefit
of the FTTP network, it will be necessary to install
a Structured Cabling System throughout each home.
This Structured Cabling System would likely comprise
4 to 12 CAT6 ethernet lines which run to each point
in the home or business premises where a phone or
computer will need to be connected. Each line will
run back to a central patch panel, and be connected
into the Network Switch, which will share the internet
connection between all the connected devices.
For blocks of apartments,
for multi-dwelling properties, NBN Co is likely to
attempt to install an optical fibre directly to each
apartment, and use a compact internal ONT rather than
the wall-mounted external ONT used for houses. This
however may not be possible in all buildings, particularly
older buildings where there is little or no provision
for new cabling. One proposed solution is a bank of
ONTs near the existing MDF (Main Distribution Frame)
which connect to the existing copper telephone cable
system. Using VDSL to carry the data, this system
would still deliver very good speeds because the copper
cable run would be very short.
Anyone who is tech
savvy, those in small business, and anyone who is
into gaming will already recognise the need to install
suitable high-speed data network cabling in their
house in preparation for the roll-out of the ONT.
operators will be able to take advantage of working
from home with big-business quality VOIP telephone
systems, faster access to e-commerce, on-line banking
and many other essential business systems.
& Data's team of qualified telecommunications
technicians and ACMA Registered Cablers will be working
throughout the NBN roll-out to assist home owners
and businesses get connected to the NBN as quickly
and smoothly as possible.
If you have any
queries about getting your premises ready for the
NBN, or if you are ready to get started, contact us
today to discuss your requirements with our technicians.
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