Releases technical trial agreement for services to “non-premises transport infrastructure sites”
NBN Co, the company responsible for building and operating the National Broadband Network, has released a new test agreement to test the feasibility of using NBN services to connect transport infrastructure sites like traffic lights and cameras.
According to the test agreement, the trial is set to begin on or around 27th November and will run for approximately 17 weeks.
NBN Co plans to provide test services in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Service providers will also need to enter into an agreement with the relevant transport authority in each state to participate in the trial.
Only FTTN and FTTP to be tested
As part of the trial, NBN Co will only test the feasibility of two access technologies in the Multi-Technology Mix. NBN Co will extend its Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) networks to agreed test sites. However, the company’s third fixed-line access technology HFC will not be part of the trial.
The trial will also make use of a new FTTP small form-factor network termination device (SFP NTD) rather than the standard issue F-NTD used in standard premises.