The National Broadband Network Brownfields Debate - Valuing FTTN and FTTP.

Keywords: Value, NBN, FTTN, FTTP


This paper analyses the value of FTTN and FTTP along financial and non-financial dimensions. It reports on an open, public, dynamic ‘value model’ of FTTN and FTTP, and showcases two visual tools to enable assessment of their multiple, competing, emerging and slippery ‘value dimensions’. The paper reports and compares empirically-derived FTTN and FTTP value dimensions from recent Ministerial Speeches at CommsDay Summit 2016 and Government expert reports with the value model.

Author Biography

Richard Anthony Ferrers, Monash University

Richard works as a Research Data Analyst, at Australian National Data Service (ANDS), a joint project led by Monash University, with Australian National University and CSIRO. ANDS, a $100M NCRIS innovation project, encourages Universities to manage, share, reuse and add value to data. Richard also separately pursues Innovation and Value research, as ANDS funding precludes research. Richard has a particular interest in broadband and telecommunications as an area of significant innovation and value creation.


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How to Cite
Ferrers, R. (2016). The National Broadband Network Brownfields Debate - Valuing FTTN and FTTP. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, 4(2), 31-65.