NBN now available to more than four million premises

8 Feb 2017

nbn, the company overseeing the construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has announced a significant milestone, revealing that more than four million premises are now classified as Ready for Service (RFS). In confirming the network rollout landmark, nbn noted that this means that more than a third of all Australian premises are within the NBN footprint. The company claimed that the deployment of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) had been ‘the driving force behind the increased pace of the build’, citing the speed with which it can be designed and deployed, and pointing to the fact that more than one million premises on the NBN are already served by the technology.

Commenting on the rollout achievement, nbn’s chief network engineering officer Peter Ryan said: ‘Reaching four million premises RFS is a great achievement and is a testament to the hard work of our people and our delivery partners … We now have the flexibility and the right technologies in place to design and build the network at the speed and scale needed to reach our end goal by 2020 … With these four million premises our halfway built milestone comes into focus – we are expecting to reach this around the middle of the year.’

Australia, NBN Co