While many Australians have heard the term NBN we often find that there are so many unanswered questions for small to medium-sized businesses. Do you understand what a move to the NBN means for you? If you don’t, read on and I will try and help you and your business transition without being overwhelmed.
Data usage in Australia is growing at such a rapid rate that our current copper network can not handle the demand. Enter NBN - the Australian Government's answer to grow our internet and phone services to keep up with the 21st century.
A lot of people are mistaken that Telstra is in charge of the NBN, in actual fact NBN Co is run by the Government, and Telstra are now a service provider like all the other carriers. Techwell partner with Telstra to bring you lightning fast connection, backed by local service.
Top reasons why going to NBN will benefit you and your business
- Faster Internet - up to 100 mbps
- Customer control of lines (log in yourself to a web portal to change diversions)
You can check if NBN is available to you by completing one of our Expressions of Interest.
My Name is Nathan and I have 6 years’ experience in telecommunications and dealing with service providers and help migrate customers to the NBN.
Essentially the process to move across to the nbn can take a bit of time as you can understand; it is a change of technology. And with any change of technology it is more complex especially when two parties have to communicate and get things spot on (Telstra and the NBN Co.), orders can take anywhere from 2 weeks up to 3 months depending on if the property has been set up for NBN already. If the property is ready to go, this will reduce the time frames.
There are four different types of NBN services; what is available this all depends on your location
FTTP (Fibre to the Premise)
An nbnTM Fibre to the Premises connection (FTTP) is used in circumstances where an optic fibre line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, to your premises. FTTP also requires an NBN network device to be installed inside your home. This device requires power to operate and can only be installed by an approved NBN Installer or service provider.
FTTN (Fibre to the Node)
An NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connection is utilised in circumstances where the existing copper network will be used to make the final part of the NBN network connection, from a nearby FTTN cabinet or micro-node to your premises.
The fibre node is likely to take the form of a street cabinet. Each street cabinet will allow the NBN network signal to travel over optic fibre from the exchange to the cabinet, and connect with the existing copper network to reach your premises
NBN Fixed Wireless
A fixed wireless connection is typically used in circumstances where the distance between premises can be many kilometres. In this circumstance data travels from a transmission tower located as much as 14kms from a premises to a rooftop antenna that has been fitted by an approved nbn™ Installer.
Fixed wireless connections also require an NBN network device to be installed at the point where the cable from the roof antenna enters your home. This device requires power to operate, and can only be installed by an approved NBN Installer or service provider.
An NBN Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) connection is used in circumstances where the existing ‘pay TV’ or cable network can be used to make the final part of the NBN network connection. In this circumstance a HFC line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, to your premises.
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) connections require an NBN network device to be installed at the point where the HFC line enters your home. This device requires power to operate, and can be installed by an approved NBN installer or service provider.
It is very important for our customers know that we understand what it takes to transition you across to the NBN and we will give you accurate information on what you have available to you, and the process to get you there as smoothly as possible.
Also if you are relocating your business you may need to start looking up to 3 months ahead of time, and notify myself or our professional team. Unfortunately, gone are the days where we just needed a week’s notice.
When your order has been processed and is ready to go you will have the following visits
- NBN technician to get you NBN ready, with NBN equipment (get the NBN ready)
- Telstra Appointment to move your numbers across. (Activate the NBN lines and Internet)
- Phone system Customers only (Techwell Phone technician to program system)
We hope this has helped explain a little, but please, if you have more questions, or need help to make the transition as painless as possible then please call me on 1300 369 662 or visit our website, and I would be more than happy to help you. Alternatively, submit an expression of interest today to see if NBN is available to you.