nbn confirms 745,000 premises passed with FTTN

27 Sep 2016

On the one-year anniversary of the launch of its fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services, nbn, the company overseeing Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has revealed that 745,000 premises are now classified as being Ready for Service (RFS), with 235,000 of those signed up to a FTTN-based service. In a press release nbn noted that, when including the premises covered by its fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) rollout, some 854,000 premises are now RFS, with more than 100,000 homes and businesses added to the FTTN network footprint in the last three months alone. In terms of activations, meanwhile, the company said that between June and August it averaged 40,000 new sign-ups per month, with almost 60,000 customers taking up a FTTN connection in August 2016 alone.

Commenting on the development, Peter Ryan, nbn’s Chief Network Engineering Officer said: ‘We are delighted with the progress that we have made in the first year of our FTTN deployment … There is still a long way to go but our great first year with FTTN gives us confidence that we can complete our mission of connecting eight million homes and businesses by 2020.’

Australia, NBN Co