How Does The NBN Work?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is being rolled out across the country as an upgrade to the existing telecom infrastructure in Australia. Fibre optic cables are being installed throughout the country to replace old copper wire cables that currently power phone lines and broadband networks for homes and businesses. The NBN fibre cables are expected to suit Australia’s unique weather conditions, since these types of cables are not disturbed by extreme heat and rain like their copper predecessors. This will reinforce speed and reliability over several years.
NBN Co. has been set up by the Australian government to build and establish infrastructure for rolling out NBN across the country. After the infrastructure is developed, existing Internet service providers will establish the connection to take it to households and businesses.
Different NBN Technologies
The NBN rollout comes in three different forms, depending on where a person lives. They are NBN Fibre, NBN Satellite and NBN Fixed Wireless. The whole idea is to reach the entire country through a mix of these different technologies to give people access to high-speed Internet and enhanced phone services. NBN Co. will use the best technology based on the location of the house or business — the startup, cabling and installation requirements will depend entirely on this technology deployed in that particular area. NBN Fibre is expected to reach approximately 93% of Australian households and offices, while NBN Fixed Wireless will reach 4% of Australia and the remaining 3% of the country will depend on NBN satellite. NBN Co. has also set up five tiers of Internet speed through NBN with different download and upload speeds — so users have the flexibility to choose the best plans that meet their specific requirements.
The NBN network is expected to replace existing phone and broadband networks. Users who are in areas where the existing networks are switched off will be informed well in advance. To continue with Internet services, most users will need to talk to their service providers to choose an NBN plan that suits their Internet requirements.
How to Get Connected?
For NBN fibre-enabled areas, NBN Co. will fix an NBN utility box outside the home or business and an NBN Connection Box will be installed inside the properties. If you connect to Telesurf, we will then set up the services and connection, based on your interest in a particular NBN Internet plan. In an area where NBN fixed wireless is rolling out, an external antenna will be placed above homes or offices that are within the NBN signal range.
Most devices that are connected to phone lines like security alarms, EFTPOS machines, fax machines and fire indicators can work on the NBN network, in addition to Internet-enabled devices like smartphones, laptops, desktops and tablets. Users in areas where the NBN network is being rolled out should be prepared to make the switch before their existing services are shut off.
The NBN rollout is expected to replace the existing telecommunications system to give Australian homes and businesses access to superfast Internet speeds like never before from numerous service providers — making it relatively easy to install NBN.