• What type of nbn™ technology is right for each customer

The nbnTM network Technology Mix

nbnTM are using a mix of technologies to deliver nbnTM network to homes across Australia. The technologies used differ from area to area, depending on the existing infrastructure. These technologies include the following:

Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) reaches customers via fibre-optic cables laid either in the ground or through overhead lines.

Fixed Wireless sends signals from the antenna fitted to the roof of your customer’s house to a wireless base station, which means a better Internet experience for customers located in rural and regional Australia.

Fibre-To-The-Node (FTTN) reaches customers via fibre running to the neighbourhood node/pillar and from there, using existing copper network to connect the premises.

Fibre-To-The-Basement (FTTB) reaches customers via fibre running to the basement in a Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU)/apartment complex and from there using existing copper network to connect the premises.

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) delivered using a combination of fibre and coaxial cable, which is a network technology, developed by the cable TV industry.

Satellite  (ACN will not be offering this product) is delivered via a satellite service to a dish on the roof.

Useful facts:

  1. nbnTM network technologies will never overlap. This means you don’t have to worry about picking a technology. All you have to do is pick an ACN nbnTM plan.
  2. nbnTM is transitioning the rollout to a faster, more cost-effective approach by using existing infrastructure and a mix of technologies such as FTTN, FTTB and HFC.
  3. Rather than building out another broadband network over the top of these existing technologies (copper and cable), acquiring and upgrading the networks is a faster and inexpensive solution.
  4. FTTN, FTTB and HFC are currently in trial phase. They will be made available to the public towards the end of 2015 to mid-2016.

To find out if your area is “nbnTM network ready”, and what technology your area is using, please click here.

Have a question? View the nbnTM FAQs here for more details.

May 19th, 2015|