If you're building homes, apartments, offices or commercial buildings, you will need information to make installing new communications and entertainment technology easier for you and your sub-contractors. It helps, as a builder in today's environment, to be aware of changing technologies and telecommunication requirements.
In Greenfield residential developments, Telstra is installing 'Fibre to the Home' technology for the connection of Telstra services, under agreement with the property developer. This technology is called Telstra Velocity®. Telstra Velocity is used to describe the supply of telecommunications services to customers' premises using optical fibre instead of the traditional copper cable. A single optical fibre supplies the home with telephone, broadband data and digital TV services. Please note that homes built in a Telstra Velocity estate must be cabled to the Telstra requirements as an absolute minimum. Homes that are not cabled to these specifications may not have access to services across the Velocity network.Telstra Velocity Cabling Documents Guide (PDF, 4.7MB)
Cabling of New Homes for Telstra Velocity (PDF, 2MB)
Home cabling for Telstra Velocity networks (PDF, 1MB)
Cable entry facilities for Telstra Velocity networks (PDF, 987KB)
Velocity Home Cabling Responsibility Guide (PDF, 267KB)
MDU Information Summary Cabling (PDF, 313KB)
Combined Utilities EnclosuresCombined Utilities Enclosures Documentation (PDF, 127KB)
Smart Wired Home
If there is one thing most home automation experts agree on it's that nothing beats Smart Wiring™ for handling technology at home. That's because when it comes to linking computers, security cameras, TVs or whatever into a home network, you need specified cabling that is well organised and modifiable.
Smart Wiring™ has been developed by industry and government; it's a guaranteed standard for how to make your home smart with the best efficiency, reliability, speed and security on offer. Once installed, your house is 'future ready', which means your home can access future technology as it becomes available.
For more information and technical specifications, please visit www.smartwiredhouse.com.au
Large commercial properties and multi dwelling units
Specific requirements exist for large commercial properties and multi dwelling units. For further details please visit:Cabling of multi-building residential developments (PDF, 668KB)
Cabling of multi-storey residential buildings (PDF, 1.2MB)
AC/ACIF - S009:2006 Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring Rules)
Telstra Requirements for Customer MDFs (PDF, 1.8MB)
Telstra has published specifications for the design, manufacture, installation or alteration of certain facilities by third parties:Alteration of Telstra Facilities in Homes and Small Businesses (PDF, 4.2MB)
Telstra Network Termination Device (PDF, 4.0MB)
Telstra Lead In Trenching Requirements (PDF, 934KB)
Customer Cabling Guidelines (PDF, 1.2MB)