NBN

Australia's national broadband network

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.

NBN

Benefits of the NBN

NBN for Business



 

Time-out. Grab a quiet moment to Skype with friends and family abroad.

Connect with loved ones via live video streaming with Optus NBN.



 

Love football? So do we. Get all the action you can handle on Optus NBN.

The Premier League has a new home. Catch every thrilling moment of your team’s season, with every match live through Optus NBN.




 

Work from home Fridays. Connect via video or voice conferencing at the touch of a mouse.

We're big believers in small business. If you’re a hot start-up or SME check out Optus NBN Business.




 

Stand out from the crowd at your next mega online shopping mayhem.

Shop in your slippers. Get the latest threads with Optus NBN.




 

Set your tunes on shuffle play. Soundtrack your workday.

Stream it loud or low for people on the go with Optus NBN.




 

No need to go without. Get simultaneous connectivity on all your devices anywhere at home, anytime.

Be flexible. Be free. Be connected. There are plenty of bytes to share round the family table with Optus NBN.

Be flexible. Be free. Be connected. There are plenty of bytes to share round the family table with Optus NBN.

Premier League: Available in selected homes for personal viewing in Australia only.

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Types of NBN

Different types of NBN available

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.


KEY:

FIBRE
 
HFC

 

COPPER
WIRELESS
 

NBN

NBNTM Cable

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 Speed

NBNTM Fibre

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.

NBN Speed

NBNTM FTTB

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.

NBN Speed

NBNTM FTTN

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.

 
 

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.


KEY:

FIBRE
 
HFC
COPPER
WIRELESS
 

NBN Cable
NBN Fibre
NBN FTTB
NBN FTTN
NBN Fixed Wireless

Install Modem

For the full brief on how to get NBN ready for your installation day go our connecting to nbn page

Speed Packs

There are a lot of variables that affect internet speed. Things such as network traffic, website usage and load, and peak/off-peak times all contribute to the speed of your internet at any given time.
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Important Information for Cable and Optus NBN Customers: Equipment supplied requires mains power, which may not be suitable if you have a series illness or condition, require disability services, have a back-to-base alarm, or require an uninterrupted telephone line. Call us to discuss your options.

Serviceability: NBN is available in selected areas. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee installation until we successfully install your service.

Speed: Internet speeds indicated are maximum theoretical speeds only. This doesn't mean that you will experience the maximum speeds at all times, in fact you will typically experience slower speeds due to a number of factors including demand on the Network and local conditions such as internet traffic, your line condition, your hardware and software, the data source or destination and your location that prevent or interfere with reception and speed.