Australia - National Broadband Network - The NBN company

Synopsis

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.

Table of Contents

  • 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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Last updated 25 Aug 2017
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