NBN Co has launched their fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology, set to deliver faster internet service to more than 1 million homes and businesses across Australia.

NBN Co’s FTTB product is one of a wide suite of broadband technologies that soon will be made available to its customers, as part of the multi-technology mix rollout.

FTTB allows families and businesses in multi-dwelling units (such as apartment complexes and office blocks) to receive fast broadband services by connecting fibre-optic cable to existing building wiring.

The company is already in the process of rolling out FTTB technology to 6,000 homes and businesses in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

NBN Co’s Chief Customer Officer, John Simon, said: “We have worked with our customers, the retail service providers, to develop the FTTB product and it has been met with enthusiasm from industry.

“FTTB demonstrates that existing infrastructure has a critical role to play in delivering fast broadband to millions of Australians.

“Eliminating the need for individual building designs and in-building wiring cuts down on construction time. Removing the need to install new equipment in the home accelerates the ability of people to connect.

“We’ve been delighted with the results achieved in our FTTB pilot, with families and businesses reporting high rates of satisfaction and receiving an average of 89Mbps download and 36Mbps upload.”

Additionally, Mr Simon said the FTTB product launch formed a strong foundation for the Fibre to the Node capability which remained on course for a commercial launch in Q3 2015.


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