nbn Types


The nbn network currently has seven different technologies, see what type of nbn you have or can get below

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Fibre To The Premise (FTTP)

The best type of nbn available. Max speed is 100/40 mbit, although capable of 1000/400 mbit, hopefully the nbn wholesale pricing model will change and enable this speed to everyone. FTTP is not affected by distance. Technology used is called GPON.See how to troubleshoot NBN FTTP.

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Fibre To The Node (FTTN)

Maximum speed on FTTN is 100/40 mbit, depending on the length and quality of the copper. Speeds drop off after 450 metres from the node, if the copper is degraded then it would be shorter. Technology used is called VDSL.See how to troubleshoot NBN FTTN.

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Fibre To The Basement (FTTB)

The same as FTTN, however the node is in your basement, so you have a pretty short cable run, meaning, in most cases you will be able to reach close to 100/40 mbit speeds. This effect by the quality of the copper. Technology used is VDSL.See how to troubleshoot NBN FTTB.

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Fibre To The Curb (FTTC)

nbn is currently in the testing phase for this technology, seems like they will be using VDSL so the maximum speed is still going to be 100/40 mbit. The only difference between it is the copper run will be shorter so you have more likelyhood of not being effected by distance as FTTN is. view a youtube video about FTTC.

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Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

HFC replaces what was previously known as Optus or Telstra Cable. Maximum speed is 100/40 mbit. A splitter is used to enable the continuation of Foxtel services. See how to troubleshoot NBN HFC.

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Fixed Wireless (FW)

Maximum speeds are 50/20 mbit. An antenna is installed on to your roof which points towards a tower. The antenna has a network cable running down to an nbn connection box which is installed inside your residence. You will connect your wifi router to the nbn connection box. Fixed Wireless signals are hinded by trees, structures and distance. Technology used is 4G. See how to troubleshoot NBN Fixed Wireless.

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Satellite (S)

Maximum speeds are 25/5 mbit. Satellite dish is installed on to your roof which points towards the sky. The dish has a network cable running down to an nbn connection box which is installed inside your residence. You will connect your wifi router to the nbn connection box. Satellite signals are effected by distance so there is high latency. Providers also have much lower data limits.

Dont have nbn yet? check the nbn coverage map below to see what technology type is avaiable.

nbn Coverage Map