Your guide to nbn™ NNI Link
Although service providers require national coverage, it is not always economically viable to access every nbn™ Point of Interconnection (POI).
Previously, to provide national coverage, service providers reselling nbn™ wholesale products were required to access the nbn™ access network by having a physical presence at each POI or through wholesale backhaul providers, or "wholesalers", who may aggregate traffic and may not enable their "downstream" providers to differentiate their quality of service.
How it works
NNI Link is a product that is designed to assist existing providers and new entrants who wish to sell broadband services based on the nbn™ Ethernet or nbn™ Enterprise Ethernet wholesale product by offering:
- Increased flexibility around access to the physical POI
- Reduced complexity for contention management for DAS reselling nbn™ Ethernet
- Ability to better manage end-customer experience
- Improved POI efficiency
NNI Link is made up of two major components: the NNI Link and the Virtual-NNI.
- The NNI Link is purchased from nbn by the NAS on behalf of the DAS. Resources such as bandwidth and S-Tag pool are then used by the DAS for end customer services.
- The Virtual-NNI (V-NNI) is purchased from nbn directly by DAS to connect their customer services to the NNI Link.