NBN Co adds 440,000 broadband wholesale access services in Q2

Saturday 12 August 2017 | 07:23 CET | News
Australia has at least five access seeker groups acquiring wholesale services directly from NBN Co at 118 points of interconnection (POI) and six access seeker groups at 89 of the 121 POIs. This has been a significant increase as smaller providers connect directly with NBN Co at the POI, according to a report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The report shows there are now over 20 access seekers directly connected to NBN Co’s network compared with 14 access seekers in 2015.

The report also shows that, at 30 June, NBN Co was supplying a total of 2.5 million broadband wholesale access services, an increase of 440,269 since the earlier quarter. This represents a 21 percent increase on the March quarter.

The total amount of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity acquired by access seekers increased to 2,820 Gbps, up 36 percent from 2,149 Gbps in last quarter. The average CVC capacity acquired per user has increased by almost 10 per cent during the quarter. This includes an average increase for each broadband service from around one Mbps to 1.09 Mbps. The study also found that the most popular speed tier continues to be 25/5 Mbps. 

FTTN and HFC wholesale access services continue to increase as a proportion of overall access services, while the number of services connected via FTTN has increased from 102,293 to 906,662 over the last 12 months. The number of services connected via HFC increased from 14,551 to 153,371 over the last 6 months.

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