Reliable Internet access is critical to modern businesses and homes. Email, online banking, and purchasing are all becoming standard tools, and VoIP phone services are making this even more important. Your specific needs can affect which solution is best. NetSense Computers can provide an extensive range of Broadband and telephony services, including NBN services, through
Australian Nomad Tech (ANT).
The following plans are available.
For ADSL, actual line speed will vary with distance from the exchange and line quality, and
for all services, download speed will also vary when other users
contend for the same line capacity; actual speeds could be expected to be
lower than that shown.
For a given speed and data combination, NBN will be
as cheap or cheaper than ADSL. It offers better performance with real-time services such as Internet telephony (VoIP)
and media streaming. For a user-friendly explanation of NBN
services, see below.
The NBN (as installed in Kiama, Kiama Downs and Gerringong)
replaces the entire copper network from exchange to
home/business with optical fibre. The maximum download speed
so far achieved on copper phone cable uses VDSL2, and is
around 80Mbps 200m from the exchange, dropping to around
10Mbps 3km from the exchange. In 2009, Bell Labs reached
15.5 Tbps (that's 15,500,000 Mbps) over a 7000km fibre, so
the capacity of fibre is enormous compared to copper. In
addition, fibre is immune to electromagnetic interference
(e.g., lightning, cross-talk), and does not degrade when the
fibre gets wet.
are several key things to understand about how the NBN
differs from the copper PSTN (Public Switched Telephone
Network) system (click on the diagram thumbnail at right to
see a larger version):
Having the Premises Connection Device installed by the NBN
technician does not establish an NBN
service. You will still need to contact your Service Provider
and commit to a service contract.
committed, an NBN technician will install a Network Termination
Device (NTD) and Power Supply with Battery Backup. Because power
cannot be transmitted through the fibre network as it was
through the copper network, you will need to provide power to
your NTD is installed, you will need to set up your router;
sometimes these are supplied by the Service Provider, sometimes
you will provide them yourself. Note that there is a large range
of router features that are available, and not all will be
provided on al routers.
types of phone services are available: Fibre Phone and Voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The Fibre Phone service is
provided from the NTD, and therefore has back-up power in the
event of a black-out (note that battery backup will only work if
your phone is powered from the phone line). VoIP services rely
on the router, and therefore have no power back-up; however,
considerable savings are available for VoIP. VoIP requires
either a VoIP feature in the router, or a separate VoIP ATA
(Analogue Telephone Adapter).
Contact us for more information.