What is National Broadband Network (NBN)
The NBN is an upgrade to Australia's telecommunications infrastructure. Fibre optic cable technology will replace some of the existing copper wire and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) networks.
nbnTM is a Government-owned company established to build and manage this infrastructure network rollout across Australia. nbn puts the infrastructure in place and Optus establishes a connection for customers.
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Types of NBN
The installation type available to you is determined by the location of your premises. We’ve listed all the current ways to tap into Optus NBN here.
When it comes to installing nbn Cable (aka HFC cable - Hybrid Fibre Coaxial cable), nbn may need to install a cable lead-in and a PCD (Premises Cable Device) on the outside wall of your home. If you are an existing Optus cable customer, a technician may install a Network Termination Device (NTD), a wall-plate or a splitter inside your home.
nbn Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is Internet that reaches you via fibre-optic cable laid either in the ground or coming to your home via overhead lines. Most nbn Fibre connections will have a new fibre-optic cable run right up to the premises.
With Fibre to the Basement (FTTB), nbn equipment is installed in your building’s basement or communications cupboard. In most cases nbn won’t need access inside your home.
With Fibre to the Node (FTTN), nbn sets up a ‘node’ or network equipment box on your street. In most cases, nbn won’t need access inside your home.
NBNTM Fixed Wireless
nbn Fixed Wireless delivers a more stable service than mobile broadband. nbn Fixed Wireless is built to service a predictable number of users, who are not changing location. A fibre-optic cable is run to a local transmission tower and then a wireless signal is aimed at an antenna fitted to your roof.
For the full brief on how to get NBN ready for your installation day go our connecting to nbn page
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