Australian FTTH News is maintained by Stephen Davies. Its aim is to assist ICT professionals, developers and network operators to gain a better understanding of the technology, services and deployment methods used in FTTH/FTTP.

About Stephen Davies

I have been working in the ICT industry for over 25 years, specialising in the design of data and telecommunications networks. I have extensive network design, commercial and strategic planning experience at companies that included Atlas Global Net, AlphaWest, Westnet, Comswest, Optus, Amcom, Silk Telecom, Bright Telecommunications and Opticomm.

Over the last 11 years I has been actively involved in the establishment of the Fibre to the Home industry in Australia and New Zealand. First consulting to Bright Telecommunications, where I built Australia's first FTTH network in 2001, and then between 2004-2008 at Titan ICT Consultants, at the time Australia's leading consulting firm in Fibre to the Home. Since 2008 I have been the GM of Operations at Opticomm, Australia's leading Open Access FTTH operator.

I regard myself are Australia's leading expert on Fibre to the Home with involvement in more than 100 projects throughout Australia, New Zealand and Bahrain and consulting to four FTTH network operators in Australia.

I am also a professional speaker, with international experience and have presented at more than 100 conferences/workshops on subjects such as FTTH, IPTV, Gigabit Ethernet, SDH, Service Level Agreements, and Satellite communications to name but a few.


This website is a private blog published to educate and aid the industry in the matters of telecommunications and Fibre to the Home. Any views expressed on this web site are my own personal views and not that of my employer. While best endeavours are made to keep it up to date, time does not permit me to review every aspect of a rapidly developing market.

The author only represents himself as a competent professional in areas of planning, design and implementation of Telecommunications and Information Technology systems, networks and practice. Any statement provided which may be of a legal nature is only offered as an opinion based on the author’s understanding of the law and how it may apply.

I have made every effort to identify all relevant and available source data in the preparation of this website and any documents it contains. All surveys, forecasts, projections, statements and recommendations are made in good faith on the basis of information available at the time of publishing. I disclaim any liability for loss of damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions resulted from negligence, accident or other causes.

Neither I nor my representatives will be liable for any loss or other consequences (whether or not due to the negligence of the author or my agents) arising out of the use of information in this site.

Any comments made by a third party are the responsibility of that third party. I will take reasonable steps to remove any comment which is regarded as abusive, insulting, defamatory or illegal. However I shall not be held responsible for any comments made by a third party.

If statements, posts or comments made on this website are inaccurate then please contact me directly, and give just cause for its removal. All reasonable requests will be thoroughly investigated and attended to as practical as possible.