Quick Guide to NBN Multi-Technology Mix
We’ve had a lot of questions around the type of NBN technologies. In this blogpost, we will try to provide an easy-to-understand guide to the different types of NBN that might be installed at your home or business. The NBN roll out strategy depicts the technology which will be serviceable at your property but you can also choose to upgrade your service to FTTP for example.
FTTP offers the fastest possible connection – the lowest lag/ping, and the highest potential for download and upload transfer speed. The fast speed can be attributed to the dedicated multi-fibre ribbon cable for each house or premise.
FTTN is faster to install and roll out in suburban areas. Unlike FTTP, FTTN has fibre to the node ( Cabinet in the street) connecting to the existing copper network.
If you’re living an apartment, you will most likely be getting the Fibre to the Basement (FTTB). With this kind of installation, NBN is directly delivered to your apartment block’s telco infrastructure room. From there, the network is distributed to individual apartments using whatever cable technology is already in place.
Fibre cable is installed in each street to a junction box close to the premise. It will be connected from there to the existing cable that runs a short distance into the premise. Each junction box will support up to 8 premises.
HFC is the cable network you might have connected to in the past to get paid subscription on TV. This will be used to carry your nbn service into your premise.
This technology connects regional areas that sit outside of the fixed network but are not considered rural or remote (Satellite). It essentially uses the same technology and wireless scope as existing 4G network from leading telcos. Fixed wireless cells are optimised for the number of users in each location and have fibre backhaul to the nearest NBN.
Harbour ISP offers satellite services to rural and remote locations, this is commonly known as Sky Muster.
To know the what technology is available in your area please contact one of our experts today.