CommsAlliance releases NBN network architecture vision

End-to-end broadband network architecture framework and a range of potential passive and active NBN wholesale interconnect scenarios discussed

Communications Alliance has released its vision of the network architecture required for the NBN to deliver a broad range of network, application and content services to end users.

In its report, NBN Reference Architecture: High Level Architecture Options for the NBN, the Communications Alliance looks at the end-to-end broadband network architecture framework and a range of potential passive and active NBN wholesale interconnect scenarios.

It also looks at the relationship between the customer equipment and retail and wholesale service providers.

According to Communications Alliance CEO Anne Hurley, the paper was intended to inform discussion and decision making on network architecture issues.

"This paper is the first of many outcomes from our NBN Project. We hope it will inspire further discussion and debate about the optimal NBN architecture framework before critical decisions are made," Hurley said in a statement. "We expect it will also provide a starting point for further engagement with a wide range of stakeholders."

The Communications Alliance is calling for feedback on the paper until 5pm Friday 6 November 2009.

Responses to the paper will also be published on the Communications Alliance website.

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