ACCC publishes quarterly NBN wholesale access statistics

11 Aug 2017

According to the most recent quarterly data published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), more than 20 companies are now providing services over the National Broadband Network (NBN), with nbn now supplying a total of 2.51 million broadband wholesale access services at end-June 2017, up 21% quarter-on-quarter. Fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) and HFC wholesale access services continue to increase as a proportion of the overall total, with the number of connections utilising the former technology having increased from 102,293 at mid-2016 to 906,662 a year later. Meanwhile, HFC-based services accounted for 153,371 of the NBN total at 30 June 2017, up from just 14,551 six months earlier. Connections based on fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology continued to account for the highest proportion of the total at the end of the reporting period – 1.125 million, or around 45% – though this represented quarterly growth of only 4.1%.

In terms of the companies serving subscribers over the NBN infrastructure, Telstra remains well ahead of the pack, accounting for just over 40% of all connections, or 1.03 million, while other notable players include TPG (491,216) and Optus (264,595) and Vocus Communications (159,027).