Erskineville Broadband Delivered Sooner and Cheaper Over VDSL
A new Erskineville broadband deployment at the 810 apartment Sydney Park Village complex demonstrates some of the technologies a Coalition Government will use to deliver superfast broadband sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and therefore more affordably for consumers.
Under the NBN, construction of the fibre to the premises network in Erskineville is not even slated to begin until sometime between 2015 and 2017 – and the NBN’s forecasts simply can’t be believed given the woeful progress of the rollout to date.
The OPENetworks fibre to the node deployment is an example of how existing copper can be leveraged to deliver speeds of 100mbps downloads and 40mbps uploads.
The VDSL2 technology used by OPENetworks is vectored as it would be in a Coalition version of an NBN. Vectoring will typically increase speeds by between 50% and 100% - in other words were Sydney Park vectored VDSL2 the speeds would be between 150 and 200 mbps down, 60 to 80 mbps up.
The Sydney Park deployment was done at a cost of $200 per premise, which is a small fraction of the cost of the NBN’s cost per premise.
It shows Labor’s claims that a fibre-to-the-premise network can be delivered at almost the same cost as the Coalition’s policy are plainly wrong.
“There is no way the NBN can be delivered for $44 billion as Labor claims,” said Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “Our analysis shows it is more likely to cost $94 billion and take decades to complete.”
“This deployment is only a few hundred metres away from Anthony Albanese’s electorate office. Until he visits this development and sees this technology in use, he should not lecture the Coalition about upload speeds or claim that VDSL is somehow or other 19th century technology”.
Latest global deployment statistics from Point Topic show there were 12 FTTx deployments worldwide for each new additional FTTP deployment, showing that technologies like VDSL are leading the way among international telcos.