Minimum plan cost over 36 months $16,164.00
Minimum plan cost over 24 months $12,775.00
Minimum plan cost over 36 months $21,564.00
Network Termination Device (NTD)
The NTD will be fixed to an internal wall in the location the end user chooses and is typically installed with a protective cover. It has four UNI-D ports, allowing four services to be provisioned. The UNI-D port is considered to be the network boundary point.
Battery Backup Unit (BBU)
The BBU is optional. It provides power to the NTD in the event of a power outage. It will be fixed to an internal wall next to the NTD. It may be covered or uncovered.
Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)
The router plugs into the NTD. This can be BYO or purchased from MOVOX. The NBN technician will not test or setup this as it is beyond the network boundary point.
FTTN is where fibre is connected to a node that converts the NBN optical network signal to be compatible with the existing copper network. The node is installed by the NBN and is usually housed in cabinet located within your street or basement if you are in a Multi Dwelling Unit. The node needs to be reasonably close to the dwelling so the copper length is kept as short as possible
FTTB is where fibre is installed to a building or apartment complex. Fibre is connected to a node that converts the NBN optical network signal to be compatible with the existing copper network and extends the service to all apartments or offices. This is the same as a FTTN service except the node is located within the building usually housed in cabinet located in the basement or communications cabinet. Fibre to the building (FTTB) may also be known as Fibre to the basement.
An FTTC connection is where fibre is extended close to the premises, connecting to a small Distribution Point Unit (DPU), generally located inside a pit on the street or on a nearby pole. From here, the existing copper network is connected to the fibre to form the final connection. FTTC utilises VDSL2 (Very-high-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line) technology.
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) is a network technology developed by the cable TV industry that allows two-way, high-speed broadband content (video, voice and data) to be delivered to the premises using a combination of fibre and Pay TV coaxial cable.
Most of the NBN journey is along fibre optic cables, with the final leg reaching the end user through a wireless signal sent from a transmission tower in the end users’ area. This connects to an aerial (outdoor unit) on the end user’s roof which then terminates at an NTD inside.