NBN™ Multi Technology Mix

nbn™ Technology Description nbn™ Wholesale Speeds Installation Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Copper Disconnection
Fibre / FTTP
(Fibre to the Premises)
Optical fibre is connected all the way to the premises. Network boundary point is the UNI port on the nbn™ connection box inside the premises. 12/1 Mbps
25/5 Mbps
25/10 Mbps
50/20 Mbps
100/40 Mbps
nbn™ equipment is installed by an nbn™ installer and customer connects CPE to nbn™ connection box. Learn more by reading the Preparing for nbn™ Fibre guide. An nbn™ compatible Ethernet router is required. If also using VoIP, a router with VoIP built in is recommended. Up to 18 months after region became ready for service.
HFC
(Hybrid Fibre Coaxial)
Optical fibre connects to a node in a nearby street. Coaxial cable connects the node to each premises. Network boundary point is the UNI port on the nbn™ connection box inside the premises. 12/1 Mbps
25/5 Mbps
25/10 Mbps
50/20 Mbps
100/40 Mbps
nbn™ equipment is installed by an nbn™ installer and customer connects CPE to nbn™ connection box. Learn more by reading the Preparing for nbn™ HFC guide. An nbn™ compatible Ethernet router is required. If also using VoIP, a router with VoIP built in is recommended. Up to 18 months after region became ready for service.
FTTB
(Fibre to the Building)
Optical fibre is run to an nbn™ DSLAM that is connected to the building’s MDF. Internal cabling completes the connection to the end user premises. Network boundary point is the customer side of the MDF. 12/1 Mbps
25/5 Mbps
25/5 – 25/10 Mbps
25/5 – 50/20 Mbps
25/5 – 100/40 Mbps
An nbn™ installer connects the premises to the nbn™ network via the MDF using existing in-building cabling. Customer connects CPE to a telephony socket within the premises. Learn more by reading the Preparing for nbn™ FTTB guide. An nbn™ compatible VDSL2 modem/router is required. If also using VoIP, a modem/router with VoIP built in is recommended. Up to 18 months after region became ready for service.
FTTN
(Fibre to the Node)
Optical fibre connects to a node in a nearby street. Copper connects the node to each premises. Network boundary point is the first wall socket within the premises. 12/1 Mbps
25/5 Mbps*
25/5 – 25/10 Mbps*
25/5 – 50/20 Mbps*
25/5 – 100/40 Mbps*
An nbn™ installer connects premises to nbn™ node. Customer connects CPE to telephony socket within the premises. Learn more by reading the Preparing for nbn™ FTTN guide. An nbn™ compatible VDSL2 modem/router is required. If also using VoIP, a modem/router with VoIP built in is recommended. Up to 18 months after region became ready for service.
Fixed Wireless Wireless signal from an nbn™ wireless tower is received by a fixed antenna on the roof of each premises. 12/1 Mbps
25/5 Mbps
25/5 – 50/20 Mbps
nbn™ equipment is installed by an nbn™ installer and customer connects CPE to nbn™ connection box. Learn more by reading the Preparing for nbn™ Wireless guide. An nbn™ compatible Ethernet router is required. If also using VoIP, a router with VoIP built in is recommended. Up to 18 months after region became ready for service.

We cannot guarantee that your service will operate at full speed. The Maximum Speed quoted in our plans is the maximum connection speed as provided by nbn co. Actual throughput speeds may be slower and will be unknown until the service is connected.

Just like other broadband technologies, there are many factors that can affect the speed of your service such as the number of simultaneous users, your hardware and software configuration and the source/type of content being downloaded. There are also some nbn™ specific factors which are outlined below.

For Personal NBN™ plans specifically, the service will be Shaped (slowed) to 1Mbps if the included data allocation is exceeded, until your next anniversary date. This is not applicable to our Business NBN™ plans.

FTTB

  • Length and quality of the copper line from your premises to the building MDF.
  • The number of joints in the copper line.

FTTN

  • Length and quality of the copper line from your premises to the nbn™ node.
  • The number of joints in the copper line.
  • Weather conditions.
  • *Co-existence period – if applicable, speeds above 12/1 Mbps may not be achieved.

HFC

  • The number of premises/users sharing the coaxial cable that connects to your premises.
  • The number of HFC/cable devices in use at your premises eg NBN, Pay TV.

Fixed Wireless

  • Weather conditions.
  • Signal strength.
  • Obstruction of the wireless antenna’s line of sight to the nbn™ wireless tower.