We offer NBN & Fibre Optic internet connections. Many business owners need business broadband and explore the options available. Are you confused between NBN or any other business fibre? Other than NBN, there are other future-proof options available such as Business Fibre. If you do not have any expertise and knowledge about it and are not even sure which service would be the best solution for your business, read on to know more about the difference between NBN and fibre and which one is the best. Which will be a good solution and choice for your office needs? Please contact our IT Sales Team on (07) 5451 7333. Tailored internet for your business.
What is Business NBN?
Business NBN is an internet that is transmitted through the NBN infrastructure or via a fixed wireless connection. It provides a range of products and services that have been developed specifically for the business. This includes dedicated fibre to your business, priority data over the NBN broadband access network, business-grade symmetric upload, and download speeds, enhanced service levels, and also priority support to help reduce your downtime.
No matter how big or small your business is, make sure you are running an official business NBN solution.
What is Business Fibre?
Business fibre (or fibre for business, FTTB) provides large-scale Internet access that can manage the high demand on an Internet line. Business fibre uses fibre optic cables to transmit data in the form of a light signal for ultra-fast Internet. Fibre transmits large amounts of data in a short amount of time, which means the service provides a large bandwidth capacity. This type of fibre is generally more expensive but is designed for large numbers of concurrent users who have high demands for internet speed, uptime, and contention ratio. Fibre is available for office locations where optic fibre infrastructure is easily accessible
If you’re not sure whether your business premises are eligible to connect to Business Fibre, you can contact our expert broadband consultant on (07) 5451 7333.
What is the Difference Between NBN and Fibre?
Both NBN and fibre are broadband services that are secured for the future and provided by Tier 1 carriers. However, there are some differences between the services that may affect your decision as to which one is best for your business needs.
- Contention ratios
Business Fibre has an approximately 1:1 contention ratio, which means the service is not shared with any other user and you will not see any fluctuation in delivered speeds. Business NBN is a shared service, and because of the infrastructure being shared among multiple users, the contention ratios can reach above 50:1.
- Service Delivery and Availability
Business NBNs can be delivered to your premises via a fibre connection, a hybrid of fibre and traditional copper networks, as well as a fixed wireless connection. All these factors make Business NBN a widely functional broadband option. As you know, Business fibre can only be transmitted through an optic fibre connection. This means that its service can be connected only to those premises that have fibre infrastructure available.
- Upload and download speed
Business NBN has variable and custom plan upload and download speeds, whereas Business Fibre has fixed symmetrical speeds (equal download and upload time).
Business Fibre provides immense bandwidth with symmetrical speeds of up to 1000/1000 Mbps with 99.95% uptime SLA. Business NBN is an “up to” service, which means that its delivered speed can fluctuate. The highest NBN plan available is also 100/40 MB, which may not be appropriate for users who rely heavily on digital media and software.
Because Business Fibre is an enterprise-grade service that uses its own infrastructure, the service is more expensive than Business NBN and may not be suitable for businesses looking for low-cost broadband service. Although business fibre is more expensive, the characteristics and benefits of fibre cannot be matched by an NBN. Business NBN plan starts roughly from approximately $71 per month for up to 25/10 Mbps bandwidth speed. If your business is not dependent on the Internet for many daily operations, then business NBN would be a low-cost and effective option for you.
Which Internet Service Do I Choose?
The broadband service for your business should depend on the needs of your office and the way your business operates. If your business relies heavily on the Internet: e.g., digital marketing, graphic design or software development, then business fibre would be more suitable because of its high level of reliability and speed. If your business does not require and does not rely heavily on Internet access for most operational activities such as retail, manufacturing or warehousing, a Business NBN should be more than enough to meet your needs. Apart from this you also must consider other factors e.g., broadband availability in your area and the budget.
To find out more details about what options and the plans are available at your business location, call us on (07) 5451 7333 to speak to our Business Broadband specialist. We will be glad to assist you.