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The nbn™ network uses different kinds of technology in different locations. If the nbn network is already on at your address, check below to work out what kind of technology connects you.

If the nbn network hasn’t rolled out in your area yet, call us on 1800 834 273 or check our nbn rollout map to find out what type of technology you can expect at your place.

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

Fibre optic cable delivers phone and internet to your home or business. Look for:

  • an nbn Utility Box attached outside your premises leads to;
  • an nbn Connection Box inside your premises;
  • a power supply/battery backup (in some instances).
  • Find out more

Fibre to the Building (FTTB)

Fibre optic cable runs to your building, then existing copper cables within your building runs to your unit or apartment. There is no internal nbn equipment.

Good to know:

  • For 18 months after the nbn network is in your area, FTTB connections will co-exist with existing services that are yet to complete their switch to the nbn network. Once the co-existence period is over, you may notice an increase in speed and stability of your nbn network connection.
  • If you’re in an FTTB area and you want multiple providers for your phone and/or internet services, you’ll need to have a separate line installed for each service.

Find out more

Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

Fibre optic cable runs to central location (node) then uses existing copper lines to your home or business. There is no nbn equipment inside your house.

Good to know:

  • For 18 months after the nbn network is in your area, FTTN connections will co-exist with existing services that are yet to complete their switch to the nbn network. Once the co-existence period is over, you may notice an increase in speed and stability of your nbn network connection.
  • If you’re in an FTTN area and you want multiple providers for your phone and/or internet services, you’ll need to have a separate line installed for each service.

Find out more

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

Fibre optic cable runs to a fibre node in your street, then coaxial cables run to your home or business. Look for:

  • an HFC Utility Box attached outside your premises;
  • a coaxial wall socket inside your premises;
  • a splitter (in some cases),
  • an nbn Connection Box

Good to know:

  • If you’re in an HFC area and you want multiple providers for your phone and/or internet services, you’ll need to have a separate connection installed for each service.

Find out more

Fixed Wireless (FW)

A local nbn Fixed Wireless tower sends a signal to a fixed antenna attached outside your premises, then internal wiring runs to your nbn Connection Box inside. Look for:

  • an nbn Antenna outside your premises;
  • an nbn Connection Box inside your premises;

Good to know:

  • For Fixed Wireless, an nbn co technician must perform a test to find out if your property can receive an adequate signal. If not, we’ll discuss other options with you.
  • If you are in an nbn Fixed Wireless area, it is not mandatory to switch to the nbn network.

Find out more

Sky Muster™

Telstra does not currently offer services on nbn Sky Muster™ satellite. If you are in a Sky Muster™ area, we can discuss alternative internet connection options with you.

 

 

 

 

 

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