NBN Benefits you Should Know About for your Business

Are you frustrated with slow internet speed disrupting your ability to connect with customers and get daily tasks done? You’re not alone. For a long time, Australian businesses have struggled with slow internet speed. But the good news is, there is a solution to the problem -NBN, also known as the National Broadband Network. Read on to find out about the NBN benefits you should know about for your business…

What is the National Broadband Network (NBN)?

So, now that we know the solution, you might ask – what is NBN and how does it work? In a nutshell, the NBN network is an Australian Government initiative designed to deliver high-speed, reliable internet by replacing copper wires and cables (used by ADSL and cable networks) with fibre optic lines.

Although an Australian Government initiative, the company responsible for rolling out NBN is a company named NBN Co. To achieve the goal of all Australians having access to fast broadband at an affordable price, NBN “provides services on its local access network on equivalent terms to retail phone and internet providers, to provision for end-user needs.”

NBN benefits Benefits of NBN over ADSL for businesses

So, now that we’ve covered some of the basics of the NBN rollout, it’s time to get on to the good stuff!

We’ve discovered that the NBN network brings the benefits of faster, more reliable internet. But what other benefits does NBN offer over ADSL, especially for businesses? Let’s take a look.

Five benefits of NBN over ADSL for businesses

  1. Improved online connectivity: for better customer service and business growth.
  2. Cloud-based apps: enable you to stay connected with your clients.
  3. Flexible working environment: allowing teams to connect and work seamlessly in the new age of remote and hybrid working.
  4. Staying local – while going global: as it breaks the barrier to global connectivity allowing your business to go international.
  5. Increased productivity: as you no longer have to wait for things to download and connect.

There are plenty more benefits we can list, but for now, we’re going to keep it short and sweet. But before we move on, one of the main things that sets NBN apart from ADSL is that NBN offers dedicated solutions tailored to the evolving needs of businesses with their business NBN products and services.

How to get connected to NBN

Getting connected to NBN is simple. Available from a range of providers, such as Optus and Telstra, you can choose a plan that best suits your business requirements. You can choose from a variety of flexible options that offer

  • Symmetrical upload and download speeds
  • Priority data
  • Business-grade 24-hour service seven days a week

To help you get connected, NBN Co provides a step-by-step guide on how to make the switch.

Before going ahead, we suggest you speed-test your NBN to determine the speed you need. Other things to consider are

  • What will you use the internet for? (email/storage/video calls).
  • How many devices will you be connecting, and will they all be connected at the same time? (If you’re a big organisation with a large network or a small business with only one computer and mobile connection).
  • What speeds are available on your network type? (For instance, FTTP and HFC enable access to all speeds. Whilst with FTTN, FTTB, and FTTC, you might be limited. If you don’t know, you can check via NBN’s check your address tool).
  • What is your budget?

Contact Laminar for custom network solutions

As every business grows, so does its core infrastructure. Laminar can offer a tailored solution to your organisation for a seamless changeover and minimal downtime. Laminar provides, installs, and commissions. We also support switching, routing, and networking technologies to meet clients’ LAN and WAN networking requirements.

So, if you’re upgrading your broadband network, contact us today!

- By Alan Kepper