16 October 2015
Mr Cameron Watt
Sent via email: [FOI #1193 email]
Our Ref: 1516/14.08
Dear Mr Watt,
FOI Application – UNI-DSL Specification
On 31 August 2015 nbn
received your request made under the Freedom of Information Act, 1982
), in the following terms:
“I seek access to UNI-DSL Specification which defines the minimum performance and functionality for
CPE to be used and registered on the NBN Co network.
Specifically I request the specification as it exists or is expected to exist at the time of launch in the
following NBN Co published documents.
WBA Product Catalogue - Product Technical Specification – NBN Co Ethernet Bitstream Service - FTTB
product-tech-spec-fttb_20150824.pdf) dated 24-08-2015
7/08/2015 notification – WBA Product Catalogue - Product Description - NBN Co Ethernet Bitstream
Service (clean) (http://www.nbnco.com.au/content/dam/nbnco2/documents/sfaa-wba2-product-
catalogue-nebs-product-tech-spec-fttb-fttn_FTTN-launch.pdf) FTTN Commercial Launch Date”
On 4 September 2015 the nbn
FOI team wrote to you requesting that you clarify parts of your request.
On 24 September 2015 you sought to clarify your request in the following terms:
“I am writing to provide clarification to my original application as requested and in light of the recent
updates and/or changes to the WBA2 documents referenced.
For simplicity's sake, I refer you to the "WBA Product Catalogue - Product Technical Specification – NBN
Co Ethernet Bitstream Service - FTTB/FTTN" document that is available from the following webpage
http://www.nbnco.com.au/sell-nbn-services/supply-agreements/wba2.html at the time of writing.
I would like to amend my request for copies of or answers to the following;
The number of current "VDSL2 Equipment" registrations as it relates to section "7.1 VDSL2
The list of registered "VDSL2 Equipment" and their registration information, including VDSL2 Equipment
Vendor ID, System ID, Version Number and clear-text name as it relates to section "7.1 VDSL2
The current "UNI-DSL specification" maintained by NBN Co and referred to in section "7.2 UNI
On 2 October 2015 the nbn
FOI team wrote to you further requesting that you clarify your request as part of it
On 2 October 2015 you sought to further clarify your request as follows:
“I have reviewed the document you linked regarding the "specification of the UNI-DSL interface" as
mentioned in Section 7.2 on page 43 of linked document.
The document unambiguously states that the "specification" consists of three parts which are listed in
Section 7.2 as;
* a DSLAM chipset and firmware list;
* a list of mandatory DSL and OAM Features that the VDSL2 Equipment must support; and
* a minimum rate-reach performance specification that the VDSL2 Equipment must achieve.
The document does not list DSLAM chipset or firmware, as such I do not see how it could be considered
the complete "specification" in its entirety.
For further clarification, I am seeking the complete definitive specification as would be needed should I
want to make available "VDSL2 Equipment" subject to registration for use with NBN Co UNI-DSL
I trust part 1(a) and 1(b) required no further clarification and will be considered in addition to the
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