NBN Project History

The Rudd Government announced in April 2009 it would establish a new company that would invest up to $43 billion over eight years to build and operate a National Broadband Network delivering superfast broadband to Australian homes and workplaces.

This page contains links to older information on the National Broadband Network Project (2009-2011).

NBN Project (2009-2011)

As announced in September 2011, the Communications Alliance NBN Project was dissolved following the establishment of an Operations Council to guide and help manage the core operational activities of the Alliance.

Communications Alliance set up its NBN Project to assist the communications industry address requirements arising from the Government's policy on the National Broadband Network (NBN).

After initial industry forums in May and July 2009, seven different projects were identified to cover the various issues that need to be addressed.

The initial work and focus was on developing an NBN Reference Model to identify the roles and responsibilities of NBN Co and service providers in the NBN framework as well as identifying key principles related to end users, services and interconnection of networks. The NBN Reference Model provides the framework which informs and contributes to the other projects areas which cover specific aspects of the NBN.

The seven work areas addressed specific topics that required detailed work to identify standards, guidelines and processes for the delivery of wholesale and retail services in the NBN environment.  They were:

  • NBN Reference Model,
  • Wholesale Services,
  • Early Stage Deployments,
  • End User Premises,
  • Technical,
  • Operational, and
  • End User Migration.

Additional information on the NBN project is in a presentation given to stakeholders:
CA NBN Project briefing Dec09 (.pdf, 2249KB)

Communications Alliance Documents

Document releases created by the NBN Project working groups:

Other Communications Alliance documents for the NBN Project:

Past Key Dates

Submissions were due:

Past Key Announcements