Tagged: ftth asia-pacific

Why do we need a National Broadband Network? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 31, 2010

A week or so ago I was having a quiet drink with several pilot buddies at the Southport Flying Club on the Gold Coast. One of my very long-term acquaintances (a retired heavy jet-jockey) asked me how my fibre-optics occupations were progressing. ’Fine’ I said, and tried to talk of some of my recent experiences. I was cut short, as … Read More

New Zealand: UFB – Australia: NBN - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 18, 2010

I’ve been at my home in Australia for a few weeks watching the political wrangling into the next Federal election on 21 August 2010. The National Broadband Network (NBN) is about number four on the list of important political issues. Tony Abbott has promised to scrap the NBN if the Liberal-Country Party coalition wins power. I am … Read More

Another gratuitous knock at SKY TV - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 05, 2010

The tall poppy syndrome is seemingly alive and well in New Zealand. I was surprised to read the following headline today: ’Sky’s hold on TV content worries telcos’ The full article can be found at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10654879&ref=newsl_morningnewsdirect_J20080513_133717_5781_6889_875540616 The author falls into the trap of deducing that TV must be distributed as IP packets over a fibre network. This is not … Read More

The UFB last 20 km. - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 05, 2010

I’ve recently had multiple requests from housing estate developers as to what, how, when and where the planned UFB will affect their projects. Understandably it’s costly and wasteful to install copper phone lines and television distribution systems if the planned fibre can carry the voice, data and video (which it can very easily). The UFB data released so far … Read More

FTTH, emerging from holiday lull - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Feb 25, 2010

I’ve been at my Gold Coast (Australia) home for the last month, still watching closely what is happening in the area’s FTTH projects. The brief answer: NOT MUCH! Well at least visibly. Both Australia and New Zealand are still finding their way with their National Fibre-Optics networks; organising, hiring people, refining their business plans. During our traditional holiday … Read More