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FTTH networks progress “Downunder” - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Dec 10, 2012

Australia: The NBN is still a political “hot potato”, with its future and form intimately linked to the outcome of new Federal elections due to be held some time in 2013. Until then, Mike Quigley and his team forge ahead with true FTTH (Fibre to the Home). Should the right-wing Coalition win the elections, their communications spokesperson has … Read More

CommunicAsia Singapore 2012 - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 08, 2012

          I was extremely pleased to join my colleagues, friends and clients recently at CommunicAsia in the new Marina Bay Sands conference centre in Singapore. This major event moved a year ago from the old expo centre near the airport to this brand-new complex  near the island of Sentosa. The whole project was designed by … Read More

FTTH – RF or no RF? A big question. - Light My Fibre

John Nixon May 30, 2012

I have been vaunting the merits of RF Overlay over FTTH (Fibre to the Home) for a long time. Yes I confirm that one of my clients is a leading researcher, manufacturer and vendor of 1550 nm RF solutions. In working with them, I have become convinced that delivering broadcast TV over fibre is an excellent, reliable and inexpensive option. Read More

New Caledonia - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Dec 02, 2011

New Caledonia is an interesting, in fact fascinating place. I had the opportunity to live and work there for many years. Following the recent construction of two new processing plants, New Caledonia is now the second biggest producer of Nickel metal in the world, after Russia. The main island lies just two hours flying time North-East of Brisbane, and is … Read More

NASA and the Speed of Light - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Sep 27, 2011

NASA moves from Radio to Laser Light for data transmission. We have often heard the argument that FTTH is really not needed now that G3 and G4 wireless technology is available. I’m sure I’ve mentioned previously that any radio (wireless) data transmission system will NEVER HAVE the bandwidth of a fibre network. The reason is simple. The amount of information … Read More

What is DiDo? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 25, 2011

A recent white paper describes an invention in the USA which is touted to increase greatly the bandwidth availability of wireless internet access. DiDo stands for “distributed input, distributed output”. The news was immediately grabbed by the media here in Australia, saying that it made the NBN (National Broadband Network) project redundant and a waste of taxpayer money. Read More

FTTH in Thailand, Malaysia - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 28, 2010

Back again in sunny Auckland. I must say that my trip on Malaysian Airlines to KL, then Phuket and back was impeccable. They have very attractive business-class fares, the 777 aircraft was impeccably clean, food and service perfect! And no, I don’t get any freebies, discounts or other advantages for my recommendations, they are just my honest thoughts on what … Read More

Auckland – Huawei Broadband Summit 2010 - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Sep 17, 2010

I attended the Huawei Broadband Summit at Auckland Hilton Hotel today. To say it was impressive is a huge understatement. I never really took Huawei (at least here in New Zealand) seriously until now. New Zealand was one of the first countries to sign a Free Trade Agreement with China not so … Read More

FTTH Conferences – a brilliant route to synergies - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jun 03, 2010

Recently, I attended the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific 2010 Conference in Seoul, Korea. This event was held over the last few days in the gigantic COEX Convention Centre in downtown Seoul. Attendees were naturally a bit on edge over the escalating tensions between North and South following the torpedoing of a South Korean patrol boat and the loss of 46 mariners’ … Read More

Australian Senate Submission on Video overlay technology for NBN - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Apr 12, 2010

As a FTTH Council designated specialist, I received a request from the Australian Senate to comment on the advantages of using Video (aka RF) Overlay in part or all of the Australian National Broadband Network. The contents of the submission were to be kept totally confidential until it was confirmed as accepted for publication by the Senate Committee. Read More