UFB Ethernet Access Service Standards

Technical Ethernet access standards for Layer 2 fibre services to meet the evolving needs of industry.

What it is

An Ethernet Access Services Description that provides the framework and baseline Product Descriptions for Ethernet Access Services; the Layer 2 products and services provided to Retail Service Providers under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.

This document is an updated version of the TCF Ultra-Fast Broadband Ethernet Access Service Description v1, 19 January 2011, to reflect as-built and future enhancements including the industry agreed enhancements specified in the Chorus Bitstream 2/3/3a Accelerate and the UFF/Enable/Northpower Bitstream 2a/3b Service Descriptions.


  • The purpose of this document is to provide a common set of products, services, service attributes and service attribute values to ensure Retail Service Providers have consistency of interfaces, interoperability and experience when consuming Ethernet Access Services from any network operator.
  • It is acknowledged that different network operators may operate different vendor solutions and architectures to provide these products and services.

Who it applies to

  • Service providers delivering fibre services
  • Network Operators (including LFCs)

Who it affects

  • Service providers delivering fibre services
  • Network Operators (including LFCs)

Document status

Document type: Technical standards
Document version: 2nd edition. June 2017

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