Comms Alliance report on end user migration

Paper checks cost, principles and disruption

The Communications Alliance has called for public comment on a paper outlining required processes for end users migrating from existing data and telephony services to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The paper, titled NBN End User Migration Reference Model has been developed by the End User Migration Working Group of the Communications Alliance NBN Project.

It aims to provide guidance to industry participants including, infrastructure and communications providers; Network Termination Unit installers; data, video and voice cabling professionals; building owners and managers; IT and process developers, and regulatory bodies.

The paper contains the identification of stakeholders, migration principles (to minimise inconvenience, disruption and cost), migration processes and coordination, and three high-level migration options.

Communications Alliance chief executive officer, John Stanton, said that the paper will address the important issues for customers needing to migrate and also act as a point of reference for industry members.

“While the End User Migration Reference Model has been designed with the industry in mind, the Communications Alliance NBN Project is extending its reach to end users and will soon begin to communicate with consumers about what to expect from the NBN rollout,” Stanton said.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft paper and submissions are due by 5pm on 16 July. Responses will be published on the Communications Alliance website.

Last month the industry body called for comment on three draft studies covering the roll-out of the NBN to end user premises and greenfield estates.

The group then released a draft handbook detailing the equipment to be used in end user premises, and is designed to provide a common architecture and language between the industry and government.

As previously reported by Computerworld Australia, the Communications Alliance recently criticised the Federal Government's move to provide some retail services in the NBN following an announcement by communications minister, Stephen Conroy, to sell NBN level two bit stream to government agencies at his discretion.

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