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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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