Latest Release NBN End User Premises Handbook Now Available

Communications Alliance Media release

Communications Alliance, the peak body for the Australian communications industry, today announced the availability of the Release 2 NBN End User Premises Handbook.

The Handbook now includes information on satellite and wireless access, a substantial new section on installation practices in the End User Premises, and information on testing and diagnostics of End User Premises cabling and connecting to an optical fibre distribution network.  It also provides an overview of the variety of distribution technologies available to deliver services within the End User Premises.

The NBN End User Premises Handbook was developed by the End User Premises working group of the Communications Alliance NBN Project.  It was first released in March 2010, then updated and released for public comment in early May. 

Today’s Release 2 Handbook includes updates based on feedback received during the public consultation process such as the inclusion of power back-up provisions, clarification of references to End User Premises and the buildings within those premises, and guidance on the required qualifications for installers.

Commenting on the publication of the Release 2 NBN End User Premises Handbook, Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said:  

“The NBN End User Premises Handbook is filling a strong need, particularly among the communications and construction industries, for greater clarity on the equipment and cabling to be installed in customers’ homes and businesses. 

“Communications Alliance and the End User Premises working group are very pleased to release this comprehensive Release 2 Handbook which has doubled in size and now includes wireless and satellite access.  We expect it will become a valuable resource for all involved in connecting and delivering NBN services,” Mr Stanton said.

The Release 2 NBN End User Premises Handbook can be downloaded from: www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/national-broadband-network.

The Communications Alliance NBN Project was established in July 2009 and includes seven working groups: NBN Reference Model; Wholesale Services; Early Stage Deployments; End User Premises; Operational; Technical; and End User Migration. 

About Communications Alliance
Communications Alliance is the peak body for the Australian communications industry. It presents a unified voice for its members in public policy, facilitates industry solutions to industry issues, and provides up-to-date information on industry issues. Communications Alliance is also leading the industry's response to the National Broadband Network implementation. For further information see www.commsalliance.com.au