The next generation of television sets is being built using a new technology called fibre-to-the-node, which promises to cut down the time needed for customers to connect and upgrade their equipment.
RTE reports that Telstra has revealed that it is now building fibre-optic cable from the new Telstra Home service to homes, businesses and public buildings, using an existing copper cable.
In addition, Telstra is also building a fibre-coaxial (Fibre-Coax) network to connect homes, workplaces and public places in Melbourne.
These projects are all part of Telstra’s strategy to use the new technology to offer customers a better broadband experience.
Telstra says that it will also be using Fibre Optic Cable, which is a fibre optic cable that has the ability to transmit data at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, or gigabits per second.
The company says that the fibre-based technology is able to deliver much faster data rates than the existing copper and fiber optic cables that are used by most broadband providers.
Telstel says that this is the first time that Telsta will be building a Fibre-to/10 (F/10) network.
Telsta says that they will be adding more services to their existing network, and that this will increase the speed of fibre-fibre links by up to 10 per cent.
It is unclear whether Telstra will be able to achieve 100 per cent fibre-fast speeds on the network, but Telstra expects to be able deliver the speed in the low-to medium-high per cent range.
This will mean that the new NBN will have an overall speed of 100 per the speed benchmarking site.
However, this benchmarking is not the only data-capability test that Telster has to pass before it can build a Fibrescale network.
This test also includes how many times a customer can be online simultaneously.
Fibrescale will also include the ability for the network to be upgraded to deliver faster speeds when needed.
The new NBN rollout will also require new technology.
Telstar has been testing new technology and will also provide a customer with a range of different Fibre Optics, including a Fibro Fibre, which will provide fibre-less internet.
Telstars latest test results, which are being shared with RTE, shows that fibre-equipped homes will get up to 30 per cent more bandwidth, as well as access to a wider range of internet services.
Fibe-fiber links can also be built to deliver up to twice the capacity of copper-fibe connections.
These new fibre-capable connections will also come with speeds of 50Mbps download and 100Mbps upload.
Tels new fibre optic fibre is being tested in the ACT, Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia.
The test will also cover all the Australian states.
Telspire is testing a Fiberscale network to provide a faster broadband experience in the state of Queensland, as part of its Fiberscape rollout.
TelSpire is also testing Fibrecoax fibre to deliver the same speeds of fibre to the node (FTTN) network in Queensland.
Fibrescape is also offering a Fibreshave network that will provide speeds up to two times the speeds of copper connections.
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