A single product construct has been created across the fibre to the premises, Fixed Wireless and permanent satellite technologies called the nbn™ Ethernet Bitstream Service (nbn™ Ethernet). This provides peak wholesale downstream speeds starting from 12 Mbps and upload speeds starting from 1 Mbps *.
The nbn™ Ethernet allows you the flexibility to build products your way and provides new opportunities to innovate and grow your business.
The product provides an Ethernet virtual circuit to deliver Layer 2 packets between the nbn™ network boundaries, the Network to Network Interface (NNI), to the User Network Interface (UNI) at your customers’ premises. The nbn™ Ethernet product is composed of 4 configurable components. The components act as building blocks for you to tailor the nbn™ Ethernet into your retail offers. The diagram below illustrates our product structure:
The nbn™ network will feature four traffic classes, to enable you to develop targeted retail offerings for key segments (e.g. the business market, the voice-only or triple play residential market, etc). Traffic classes must be ordered on both Connectivity Virtual Circuits (CVC) and Access Virtual Circuits (AVC).
The four traffic classes are as follows:
|Traffic Class||Designed for||Access Technology|
|Traffic class 1||Our highest priority traffic class. It is delivered as a committed information rate (CIR) with defined latency, jitter and loss characteristics. It is suitable for applications that require highly deterministic traffic parameters such as voice.||All|
|Traffic class 2||A traffic class that provides support for latency sensitive, interactive applications such as video conferencing, converged business collaboration, IPTV or gaming. It is delivered as a committed information rate (CIR) with defined latency, jitter and loss characteristics.||See product roadmap|
|Traffic class 3||A traffic class designed to give priority to transactional data such as business applications running on a WAN. It is delivered as a committed information rate (CIR) with defined latency, jitter and loss characteristics.||See product roadmap|
|Traffic class 4||Our ‘best efforts’ traffic class is designed for browser based applications such as the internet and web browsing. It is delivered in a range of peak speeds (PIR) that are asymmetrical.||All|
* nbn provides services to its wholesale customers, telephone and internet service providers, and does not provide services directly to end users. End user experience including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ network depends on some factors outside our control like equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how the end user’s service provider designs its network.