NBN Overview of Technical Standards

April 2010, Release 1

(NBN Overview of Technical Standards, .pdf, 391 KB)

The NBN Overview of Technical Standards identifies the relevant standards which underpin the ability of the global telecommunications industry to:

  • implement the NBN Reference Model as documented by the NBN Reference Model working group;
  • Implement the NBN Wholesale Services (currently limited to active layer 2 wholesale services) as documented by the Wholesale Services working group.
It also discusses the:
  • relevance of the on-going work of international standards bodies to the NBN;
  • characteristics of competing access technologies; and
  • standards relevant to the need for the NBN to be secure, robust, environmentally sustainable, future proof, and to support IPv6.