nbn enhances its Enterprise Ethernet service


In what is a gamechanger to help lift the digital capability of many businesses throughout Australia, nbn has turbocharged its Enterprise Ethernet service, with eligible business customers now able to order broadband based on wholesale speed tiers of up to almost 10Gbps — up to ten-times faster than before. 

From 30 June, internet retailers will be able to offer plans based on a range of much faster nbn wholesale speed tiers nationally across nbn’s existing Enterprise Ethernet footprint including 304 nbn® Business Fibre Zones in metro and regional Australia. A range of plans based on new wholesale speed tier options between 2Gbps and close to 10Gbps# will be available to new and existing nbn Enterprise Ethernet customers.

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The nbn Enterprise Ethernet is a premium, high performance fibre access network designed to be both fast and reliable.

The nbn Business Fibre Zones cover much of Australia and give many regional towns and cities access to high speed nbn Enterprise Ethernet. This will give many regional businesses access to plans based on wholesale speed tiers of up to almost 10Gbps# to help them compete with their big city counterparts, giving a boost to regional businesses in the fast-growing digital economy.

Built using dedicated fibre between the fibre access node and the premises and ethernet standards compatible across all retailers, nbn Enterprise Ethernet offers a business connection designed for the future, high network availability targets (~99.95%), compatibility and fast speeds#. These features will help enable businesses to increase productivity, innovate and be ready to take advantage of future opportunities.

Enterprise Ethernet has applications across many different business types, sizes and industries – these include health professionals supporting highly data intensive imaging, to schools requiring plans based on dedicated wholesale bandwidth on the nbn network, franchises running business critical and cloud applications and small to medium businesses with high upload and download requirements looking to move into the next phase of their digital transformation.

Steve O’Rourke, General Manager, Business Customer Experience NBN Co, said, “The nbn network has changed our Australian way of life – it helps us do more – and this improved access technology will open the door on many new opportunities for businesses across the country.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, so too does the nbn business offering – we expect demand for higher speed services to grow over time, as businesses further invest in technologies that require reliable, secure, high-speed broadband connectivity, including those in regional areas.”

nbn’s business delivery processes have been optimised to help smooth ‘right first time’ connections for retailers and end users, with approximately two-thirds of locations within the nbn Business Fibre Zones eligible to get our 2Gbps – 10Gbps services delivered within 50 business days.