Date Added: Jun 2009
This paper is provided by Alcatel-Lucent as a contribution to the discussion around the proposed Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) National Broadband Network (NBN) announced by the Federal Government on 7th April 2009. It primarily focuses on the operational architecture and the challenge of ensuring that industry and end-users experience a level of service at least comparable to that found in today's networks. This operational architecture is implemented by management systems commonly known as Operational Support System/Business Support System, or "OSS/BSS" for short. One of the basic precepts of the new network is that it will offer open access wholesale services.