NBN Technology Type

Multi technology NBN solutions.

NBN Co provides a variety of different access technologies to connect your premises to the nbn network. The difference between each technology type is dependent on how nbn™ utilises the existing network to deliver optic fibre to your premises.  With iBoss, our plans and ordering are simple. Regardless of the technology used to deliver the nbn™ to your end users, the process and pricing is the same. This means you can keep your offering straight forward and easy to understand. Find out more about the different technologies below, or contact us today to find out about adding nbn™ solutions to your portfolio

FTTN – Fibre to the node

This method of delivering nbn™ to an end user is a mix of fibre and copper. Fibre cables are delivered to a node in the neighbourhood, with the final connection to the premises using the existing copper phoneline.

FTTB – Fibre to the building/basement

This solution is for buildings such as apartment complexes and office blocks; where fibre will be delivered to the ‘basement’ of the building and then existing cabling will be used to deliver the final connection. FTTN and FTTB solutions have received some criticism about the performance it will offer and there are certainly pros and cons; however, it will enable a faster rollout of nbn™ across the country.

FTTP – Fibre to the premises

The original technology that was due to be deployed to Australians nationwide delivers optic fibre directly to each individual end users’ premises.

FTTC – Fibre to the Curb

This technology involves fibre leading to a small Distribution Point Unit (DPU) in the telecommunications pit or mounted to the pole outside your premises. From here, the existing copper network is connected to the fibre to form the final nbn™ connection.

HFC – Hybrid Fibre Coaxial

The HFC connection delivers nbn access via an existing pay TV or cable network. In this circumstance, the optic fibre is connected from the nearest fibre node on your street to your premises using a coaxial cable.

Fixed Wireless

This connection method is used when the distance between premises are kilometres apart. Fixed Wireless is connected via an antenna on your roof, which utilises data transmitted over radio signals to connect your premises to the nbn. Data signals are received from an nbn tower in your area and are transmitted wireless to an nbn connection box in your premises.