NBN Fibre to the Node rollout hits new milestone
1 December 2016
Government’s multi-technology National Broadband Network rollout has hit
another milestone, with more than one million fibre-to-the-node (FTTN)
Barely a year
after the first switch-on, the number of FTTN connections available has now overtaken
the brownfields fibre-to-the-premises coverage footprint.
In 2013, the
Coalition promised to speed up the rollout, and deliver the nbn to households
sooner and more affordably.
has been upheld.
node-based services on 26 September 2015, and today’s weekly rollout update
shows there are more addresses able to access the nbn via FTTN and
fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) connections than FTTP.
It has taken
more than five years to make one million premises serviceable over nbn’s
all-fibre architecture and costs the company $4,400 per premises. That cost
compares to less than $2,200 per premises to connect with FTTN/B.
network stands at 1,135,000 premises ready to connect (19 per cent of the
technology’s proposed service area). In comparison, the FTTP network reaches
1,117,000 premises, despite being under construction since 2010.
FTTN not only saves time, it avoids damage and disruption outside and inside
homes and businesses.
number of active FTTN/B premises is 382,647. This compares to just 51,000
premises connected to the nbn at the time the Coalition came into Government.
wholesale average speed for connected services stands at 70 Mbps, around double
the global average peak connection speed of 36 Mbps as measured by Akamai