NBN Co Speed Tiers Explained
There are a few Wholesale Port Speeds NBNco offers RSPs. Superloop offers most, however there are limitations to the maximum speed available depending on the nbn™ technology type available at your premises.
- Superloop offers most of the available nbn™ Wholesale Port Speeds to it's Residential Customers.
- Not every nbn™ Wholesale Port Speed is available on every nbn™ technology type.
- Typical evening speeds (7-11pm) is a typical measurement of network performance at that time.
nbn™ Speeds and Performance
For most connection types, nbn™ speeds can manage up to 90-100 Mb/s (megabits per second) download speed! To put that into perspective, ADSL1 speeds can only reach theoretical speeds of up to 8 Mb/s, and ADSL2+ can only reach theoretical speeds of up to 24 Mb/s. Before the nbn™ rollout, the Australian national ADSL/ADSL2+ speed average was around ~6-8 Mb/s.
The below are the main residential speed tiers that NBNco offers to nbn Retail Service Providers (Superloop offers most where the nbn™ technology type is capable of delivering those speeds):
The following speeds are attainable by most nbn™ technology types, however depending on the length of the copper line between a property and the nearby nbn™ Node; Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN), Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB), and Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology types will not be able to perform better than what the copper line can deliver, even if a higher port speed is selected.
- nbn™ Home Basic: NBN Port Speed: 25 Mb/s Download and 5 Mb/s Upload (This port speed is offered with a typical evening speed of 22.0 Mb/s Download).
- nbn™ Home Standard: NBN Port Speed: 50 Mb/s Download and 20 Mb/s Upload (This port speed is offered with a typical evening speed of 50.0 Mb/s Download).
- nbn™ Home Fast: NBN Port Speed: 100 Mb/s Download and 20 Mb/s Upload (This port speed is offered with a typical evening speed of 96 Mb/s Download).
- nbn™ Home Fast 40: NBN Port Speed: 100 Mb/s Download and 40 Mb/s Upload (This port speed is offered with a typical evening speed of 96 Mb/s Download).
The Following speeds are only attainable by nbn™ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology type services and a select few nbn™ Hybrid-Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) technology type services:
- nbn™ Home Superfast: NBN Port Speed: 250 Mb/s Download and 25 Mb/s Upload (This port speed is offered with a typical evening speed of 240 Mb/s Download).
- nbn™ Home Ultrafast: NBN Port Speed: 1000 Mb/s Download and 50 Mb/s Upload. (This port speed is offered with a typical evening speed of 500 Mb/s Download)
What are the 'Typical Evening Speeds'?
The 'typical evening speed' is measured between 7pm and 11pm at night. It is a measured typical average across our network for each Superloop nbn™ connection during those times.
What About the Speed of Copper-based nbn™ Connection Types?
Copper based services such as FttN, FttB, and FttC are unable to perform better than the maximum line speed available at the premises. Unfortunately, we are only able to run line speed tests on active services, so we won't be able to provide an accurate speed estimate to your property before a service is connected.
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