NBN deployment methods Tuesday 27 September 2016 @ 16:40


NBN multi-technology


NBN Co has pre-determined the connection methods of all Australian businesses according to its multi-technology deployment strategy. While all connections will transfer data using fibre optic cable, some will also utilise 4G wireless technology and existing copper infrastructure to complete the connection.





Depending on where your business is located, the NBN connection will be deployed differently. MyNetFone supports the following types of NBN connections:


FTTP connections will use brand new fibre optic cable from the Point of Interconnect, directly to a business premises. As the connection runs all the way to the building, new internal equipment must be installed by an approved NBN installer. An adult must be present during the installation.



FTTN connections will be used more than any other NBN deployment method. In these instances the NBN fibre is rolled out to a common node in each area. Existing copper infrastructure is then used to transmit the data the final leg of the journey to each premises. 




FTTB connections run fibre from the Point of Interconnect to a building where multiple businesses operate. NBN fibre is rolled out to a common point within the building and the existing copper wiring will then transfer the data to each premises. 




FTTC connections run fibre from the Point of Interconnection to a small node in the telecommunications pit or mounted to the pole outside your premises. From there, copper wiring will deliver the service to the wall socket inside your premises.



Fixed Wireless

Fixed wireless connections are used for rural and remote properties where a direct connection to the network is uneconomical. Instead, fibre is rolled out to one of 2,600 NBN towers which will transmit the signal to each individual premises. The NBN antennae that receives the signal must be specially installed by an approved NBN installer. While fixed wireless connections leverage 4G technology, they are much more reliable than current wireless connections used for mobile phones and tablets. Because the number of premises being serviced by an NBN tower is 'fixed' you won't be competing with other premises for data - ensuring a much more consistent connection.

NBN fixed wireless



HFC technology will be used mostly around Australia's capital cities, with an estimated 4 million premises to be connected with the technology. In a HFC connection, NBN fibre is rolled out to a common node in the neighbourhood. From the node, coaxial cable will complete the connection to the business premises. Coaxial cable has commonly been used to connect pay TV services and is made of insulated copper to prevent any external interference.



The fibre optic network is replacing the existing copper infrastructure and the legacy network will be switched off 18-months after the NBN reaches an area. So it's important to be aware of when the rollout will reach your address.

Check your business address on the NBN rollout map 

or speak to one of our helpful staff on 1300 733 995.


*MyNetFone does not currently offer Satellite NBN. Satellite NBN is expected to service around 3% of the Australian population in rural areas where fixed line services are uneconomical.