NBN Network Technology

NBN Network Technology

The National Broadband Network uses some of Australia’s most advanced network connections and reliable technology in order to provide more Australians with faster and more reliable broadband internet services. For the majority of proposed NBN technologies, the main NBN hub source is accessed through state-of-the-art fibre optic cable, which is far superior to the existing aging copper lines. It is also resilient from outside influences such as weather, heat, and water damage.

Depending on where you live, you will be provided with one form of NBN technology out of a few different alternatives. Each technology is unique in its method of delivery, but they all provide a much more reliable and stable connection when compared to existing copper lines.

What is FTTP?

Fibre to the Premises: This is the most common and direct form of NBN. It is used for both in residential and business applications. The connection is wired directly to the house or building from the external network that is connected into a main hub from NBN.


What is FTTN?

FTTN can also mean Fibre to the Node, the most basic NBN connection for houses or communities that still have copper lines directly connected in the premises. A cabinet outside the premises will be the access point, and the connection from the house to the fibre optic cable from the street.


What is FTTB?

Fibre to the Building is a specialised connection suited for businesses, corporations and multi dwelling units (apartments, townhouses, etc) with their own buildings and large structure premises. This addresses the need for NBN to access a large group of users within a single address or premises. It can use the upper speed levels of NBN available to service a large private network within, and may also involve other broadband and telecommunications services such VOIP or Voice over Internet Protocol.



What is Fixed Wireless NBN?

As part of the NBN roll-out, Fixed Wireless is being installed in selected regional and rural towns and estates across Australia.

Fixed NBN’s fixed wireless network, which uses advanced technology commonly referred to as LTE or 4G, is engineered to deliver services to a fixed number of premises within each coverage area wirelessly through signals delivered via network exchange towers. This means that the bandwidth per household is designed to be more consistent than mobile wireless, even in peak times of use.

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