The Untapped Potential of Hybrid Fibre Coaxial Networks

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John Goddard

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Hybrid Fibre Coaxial Networks, NBN, HFC

Abstract

Australia has a number of hybrid fibre coaxial networks that pass about 3 million premises. These networks constitute an underutilized resource that could provide high quality, high speed broadband services to 7 million Australians at minimal cost. This has now been recognized in NBN Co.’s recent strategic review and the introduction of the multi-technology mix solution for the NBN. This paper describes how the hybrid fibre coaxial networks can provide all the required features of the NBN and the potential upgrade path to a future all-fibre access network.

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