TransACT rolls out 1Gbps broadband

ONT technology can boost speeds further

As the National Broaband Network develops with the intention of provising 100Mbps fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), ACT ISP TransACT has announced the successful delivery of 1Gbps broadband to residential dwellings and businesses.

TransACT is using Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) optical network termination devices to provide the high-speed broadband.

CEO, Ivan Slavich, said TransACT has been deploying optical network termination (ONT) technology for two years and is committed to investing in the best technology available to ensure higher speeds and richer services.

“We recently announced that we are turning on 100Mbps services for our FTTP network customers in parts of the ACT,” Slavich said. “Whereas ONTs used to be the blocking factor, this latest trial with Alcatel-Lucent affirms our capability to boost these speeds even further.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s ONT – an optical equivalent of a DSL modem – is capable of delivering 1Gbps to the premises.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Australian NBN lead, John Turner, said as Australia moves closer towards the build of the National Broadband Network, ONT devices become a critical component in the delivery of a range of new services beyond just Internet access.

“Via Bell labs, we are continually innovating in optical access technology and it is great to work with TransACT in the ACT to introduce the 1Gbps ONT capability to Australia,” Turner said.

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