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Australia - National Broadband Network - The NBN company

Australia - National Broadband Network - The NBN company

The goal of the nbn, the company overseeing Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) project, is to build a nationwide, wholesale-only, high-speed, open broadband network. Since its inception it has been selecting technology and designing the network and systems, as well as developing a wholesale product offering.

In its original plan under the previous government, the company would connect 93% of homes, schools and workplaces to an optical fibre network (fibre-to-the-premises FTTP), providing high-speed broadband services to Australians in urban and regional towns. The remaining 7% of premises would be connected to an LTE-based fixed wireless network, and for those outside these footprints to a satellite network.

With the arrival of a new government, the original plan was replaced by what they call an Optimised Multi-Technology Mix'.

By late 2017 there were 14 NBN wholesale providers offering a mix of backhaul and wholesale aggregation services to RSPs seeking to tap into its access network and interconnect points.

Despite the downgrade the government promised that under the new plan at least 90% of Australians would get broadband speeds of about 50Mb/s by year-end 2019.

The new plan would cost $41 billion (which has since been increased to approx $50 billion). It is a move away from a pure FTTP plan to a multi-technology approach deploying FTTP, FTTN, FTTB/DP and HFC in addition to fixed wireless and satellite.

This report also provides financial and operational information regarding the NBN as well as the company's corporate plan, including forecasts. It also provides on overview of the various network developments and analyses as they occur over the roll our period.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction
3. NBN Wholesale Provider Overview
4. NBN Statistical Overview
4.1 FY 2017
4.2 FY 2016
5. Broadband Market Share by Provider
5.1 June 2017
5.2 December 2016
5.3 June 2016
5.4 Analysis
6. Corporate Plans
6.1 NBN Corporate Plan 2017
6.2 NBN Corporate Plan for the period 2014 2018
7. The network plan
7.1 Overall design and architecture
7.2 User access to the network
7.3 The backhaul network
7.4 ACCC location of 121 POIs
7.5 Points-of-interconnect (POI) architecture
7.6 PoI network redundancy
7.7 Paid for Network Extension
7.8 IPv6 transition
8. Three year construction plan - 2015-2018
9. Other developments
9.1 NBN top-up 2016/17
9.2 Progress towards the Multi-Technology Mix
9.3 NBN Co buys TransACT
9.4 Mobile Backhaul
10. Telstra upgrades pit and pipe infrastructure
11. NBN Infrastructure Co-Development Program
12. Analyses
12.1 Building Australia's white elephant cheap buy for white knight Telstra
13. Other reports
Table 1 NBN Revenue Statistics 2013 - 2017
Table 2 NBN ARPU 2013 - 2017
Table 3 NBN Capital Expenditure 2013 - 2017
Table 4 Cost per premises 2014 -2017
Table 5 Cumulative End User Subscriptions by Technology 2013 - 2017
Table 6 Market Share Subscriptions 2013 - 2017
Table 7 Cumulative Premises Ready For Service 2016 - 2017
Table 8 Market Share Premises Ready For Service 2016 - 2017
Table 9 Fixed Line Speed Tier Mix 2016 - 2017
Table 10 Fixed Wireless Speed Tier Mix 2016 - 2017
Table 11 Sky Muster Satellite Service Speed Tier Mix 2016 - 2017
Table 12 Key highlights in FY2016
Table 13 NBN take-up rate activated services vs serviceable premises 2013-2016
Table 14 Property, Plan, Equipment and Intangible Assets
Table 15 FY 2017 Targets
Table 16 FTTP - Market Share - by Provider June 2017
Table 17 FTTB -- Market Share - by Provider June 2017
Table 18 FTTN- Market Share - by Provider June 2017
Table 19 HFC- Market Share - by Provider June 2017
Table 20 Wireless - Market Share - by Provider June 2017
Table 21 Satellite - Market Share - by Provider June 2017
Table 22 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits - (Dec 2016) FTTP
Table 23 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits (Dec 2016) - FTTB
Table 24 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits -(Dec 2016) FTTN
Table 25 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits - (Dec 2016) Wireless
Table 26 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits (Dec 2016) Interim Satellite
Table 27 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits - (Jun 2016) FTTP
Table 28 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits - (Jun 2016) FTTB
Table 29 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits - (Jun 2016) FTTN
Table 30 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits - (Jun 2016) Wireless
Table 31 Market Share by technology for Broadband Circuits (Jun 2016) Interim Satellite
Table 32 - Premises Ready for Service 2014-2018
Table 33 - Premises Activated 2014 - 2018
Table 34 - Technology mix 2020
Table 35 - Weighted average cost per premise by technology
Table 36 - Key financial statistics NBN company
Table 37 NBN 2018 target by state Estimated number of premises under construction by September 2018
Table 38 - List of points of interconnection to the National Broadband Network - November 2012
Exhibit 1 - IT Platform and capabilities

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