Whether you’re a team of one or 150, the rollout of the nbn has the power to transform the way you communicate and connect with colleagues and customers.
What is the nbn?
The nbnTM is an upgrade to Australia’s current telecommunications infrastructure. As part of the upgrade, the existing copper wire and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) networks are being replaced by fibre-optic cable technology to give Australians a much faster, more reliable broadband service in the future. The government-owned company, nbn™, are building and managing the nbnTM rollout across Australia and we can help you connect to it.
What are the benefits of the nbn for small and medium businesses?
There are many ways that nbn high-speed internet can help small and medium businesses:
- Save time and money
High-speed internet allows you to download large files faster, browse content-heavy websites with less buffering, conduct online research quickly and use internet banking effectively.
- Enjoy improved video collaboration
Thanks to the , you’ll experience less buffering and enhanced image quality when video conferencing and be able to use HD video to promote your business to potential new customers.
- Access data with ease
With internet on the nbn, you can display HD video and images in your marketing and communications material and also share and access larger files with staff and clients.
- Use cloud-based storage effectively
Faster broadband allows you to quickly back up large amounts of information using cloud-based storage which you can access anytime, anywhere. Cloud-based storage also makes it much easier to share business documents, photos and presentations with colleagues and clients. Please note: a third-party application is required to access cloud-based storage and additional fees
What are the types of nbn?
There are a few different types of nbn you can get. We’ve listed them out below and provided a short explanation of how each is installed.
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) provides internet to your home via fibre-optic cables that are either laid underground or via overhead lines. Most nbnTM Fibre connections will have a new fibre-optic cable that runs right up to your premises.
nbnTM Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) provides high-speed internet to your property by installing nbn technology in your building’s basement or communications cupboard. In most cases nbn engineers won’t need access inside your home to provide you with nbn FTTB internet.
nbnTM Fibre to the Node (FTTN) is set up by establishing a ‘node’ or nbn equipment box on your street. In most cases, nbn engineers won’t need access inside your home to provide you with nbn FTTN internet.
nbn Fixed Wireless delivers a more stable service than mobile broadband and to install it, a fibre-optic cable is connected to a local transmission tower and then a wireless signal is directed at an antenna fitted to the roof of your property.