In the first of a series of posts after attending the National Broadband Network (NBN) Collaboration Forum yesterday in Melbourne, I will discuss what has now become completely clear in terms of what services will become available to users once they are connected to the network, progressively over the next nine years.
As I discussed yesterday, I managed to get a few minutes to look over the network termination units (NTUs) that will be deployed, and heard explained in some detail what kinds of services will be available to end users through various service providers, from out of the same NTU.
There are two specific types of NTU – an internal and an external version – with the vast majority of installations so far being – (and expected to continue to be) – the internal type. As far as the network is concerned, each will operate identically.
Pictured below is the external type I played with yesterday – it is much easier to see the various different interfaces from this photo than the photo I have of the internal type – click for larger view.