Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • NBN Co begins DOCSIS 3.1 rollout for HFC connections

    NBN Co will progressively enable the DOCSIS 3.1 cable broadband standard across its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure, as it begins to ramp-up the number of premises connected to its access network using the technology.

  • NBN may miss financial targets due to HFC pause, Switkowski says

    NBN’s chairperson, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, says the company remains committed to the use of hybrid fibre-coaxial for the National Broadband Network although he has acknowledged the decision to pause the rollout of HFC could see the company miss its financial targets next year.

  • NBN joins cable broadband R&D group

    NBN announced this morning that it had been accepted as a member of CableLabs, an international R&D and standards body focused on cable networks.

  • HFC services officially join NBN mix

    The third major fixed-line technology slated to be part of the ‘multi-technology mix’ being employed for the National Broadband Network is now available commercially. NBN announced today that the first commercial Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) services had been made available for order in Queensland.

  • Competition concerns over Telstra role in NBN HFC rollout

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that Telstra may potentially have unfair advantages when it comes to selling services on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) portion of the National Broadband Network.

  • Telstra scores $1.6b NBN HFC contract

    Telstra has been awarded a mammoth NBN contract for work on the telco’s hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network, which is being incorporated into the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN talks up ‘game-changing moment’ for HFC

    NBN chief technology officer Dennis Steiger has hailed as a “game-changing moment” an announcement from CableLabs that it has proved the viability of full duplex communication over hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connections using the DOCSIS 3.1 standard.

  • ACCC signs off on NBN's HFC deal with Optus

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won't oppose NBN's move to acquire Optus' hybrid fibre-coaxial network and the revised agreement covering the migration of the telco's HFC customers to the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN Co's HFC deal with Optus set for ACCC blessing

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision that will give the go-ahead to a revised deal between NBN Co and Optus relating to the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

  • NBN Co to test hooking up more premises to HFC

    NBN Co will undertake construction trials in NSW and Queensland to test hooking up to the NBN homes that sit within the footprint of Optus's and Telstra's Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks.