Telstra revises NBN migration in latest plan
Australian operator Telstra has submitted proposals to the regulator for the migration of its local access networks to the government funded National Broadband Network.
It has asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to approve the plan to reflect a change in government policy to a multi-technology model.
The company needed to change its migration plan to reflect the government’s multi-technology model for rolling out the NBN, including provisions for NBN’s use of fibre to the node and hybrid fibre-coaxial technologies, said Tony Warren, Telstra's group executive of corporate affairs.
“We have also taken the opportunity to improve the disconnection arrangements based on what we have learnt so far in the first areas to go through full NBN migration, including the feedback we have received from industry,” said Warren.
In the plan, Telstra outlined moves to progressively disconnect its copper and HFC networks once the NBN is rolled out. The submission of the migration plan is a condition of the revised definitive agreements between Telstra, NBN and the Australian government.
Warren said: “Consistent with the revised definitive agreements and the formal migration principles the government released earlier this year, we are proposing variations that build on the foundations of the original migration plan and continue to deliver equivalence across Telstra Retail and Wholesale customers."