A Central Coast trial of Fibre-to-the-Node technology has delivered download speeds of 105 Mbps and upload speeds of 45 Mbps.
The technology trial was conducted recently by NBN Co engineers in Umina, near Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast.
Engineers installed a VDSL modem in a shopfront and then connected the existing copper telephone line to a node cabinet in the street, according to an NBN Co statement.
The node cabinet, which has been erected alongside a Telstra pillar around 100 metres from the shopfront, converts electrical signals transmitted over copper wires into pulses of light that can travel over optical fibres.
NBN Co Chief Operating Officer, Greg Adcock, said the speed test was a result of the work by engineers and construction crews to install a small number of node cabinets in Umina on the NSW Central Coast and Epping in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to pilot the construction and delivery of FTTN.
“Once active, the next step will see NBN Co invite retail service providers to take part in a limited FTTN end user trial in these locations," he said.
"The aim will be to test the delivery and end user experience of high speed broadband via FTTN to a small number of premises at each location.”