Published: January 2017
The National Broadband Network (nbn™) is Australia’s new landline phone and internet network, designed to provide you with access to faster and more reliable internet services.
nbn™ offers the fastest speeds to the Australian householder compared with any other available service, including ADSL. While ADSL has a maximum potential speed of approximately 20Mbps, most users have much slower connections. This is because ADSL connections rely on close proximity to a DSLAM or interchange, transferring over to the traditional twisted-pair copper used in telephone networks.
The nbn™ however utilises three technologies to deliver you faster internet speed: hybrid fiber co-axial, fibre to the premises, and fibre to the node.
- Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) is broadband network that combines optical fiber and coaxial cable. HFC technology is expected to serve around four million premises connected to the nbn™ network.
Fibre to the Premises/ Building
- Fiber to the premises (FTTP) or Fibre to the building (FTTB) is where an optical fiber is run in an optical distribution network all the way to the premises or building occupied by the subscriber.
Fibre to the Node
- Fibre to the Node (FTTN) is how many Australians will receive the nbn™ superfast broadband. FTTN is designed to deliver speedy data through a node. An nbn™ FTTN connection is used when the existing copper network makes the final part of the nbn™ connection from node to premises.