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The reliability of a fibre access network with high performance characteristics.

business nbn™ Enterprise Ethernet is designed to run over a high performance and reliable fibre network that businesses can count on when they need it most.

Fibre optic technology

A high speed, reliable network is crucial for collaboration and productivity, and that's where fibre optic technology comes into its own. nbn’s premium network access technology that helps deliver when businesses need it most.

High network reliability targets

Dedicated fibre from the business premises to nbn’s Fibre Access Node provides the nbn’s highest network availability target of 99.95% to service providers.§

Geographic coverage

Enterprise Ethernet is available to an estimated 1.5M business locations across the country – delivering premium connectivity choices to Australian businesses nationwide. 

Enterprise Ethernet runs upon a complete fibre network and is our flagship fibre product, delivering a premium option that’s built for the specific needs of business.

Businesses need high speed, high reliability networks and fibre optic technology is suited for this purpose. 

  • Fibre networks provide very high speeds providing confidence your network will meet your needs not just today but also into the future
  • Speed over a fibre access network does not degrade with distance which enables service providers to deliver more consistent broadband speeds to all premises that fibre can technically reach.
  • Fibre does not conduct electrical currents making it resistant to interference from radio signals, lightning, etc.

The design of Enterprise Ethernet means there are less points of connection or aggregation resulting in fewer points of potential failure. Also, there is a lack of equipment placed above ground to be damaged by physical or environmental factors.

This results in business nbn™ Enterprise Ethernet being a premium product that runs upon a reliable network that’s designed to meet business-critical applications.


Service provider network

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A key component that drives the high network reliability is the Business Network Termination Device (BNTD) that is installed in the customer’s premises. Enterprise Ethernet uses a device that has been designed for carriers with high performance specifications, proactive monitoring capability and low failure rate. 

In order to get Enterprise Ethernet, which runs upon a fibre optic network, you need an on-request fibre build+. The build and connection of the network to your premises will be initiated by an order from your provider.

Most premises in nbn’s Fixed Line footprint, plus some locations in satellite and fixed line areas adjacent to our fixed line footprint are eligible. This means that an estimated 1.5M Australian business locations have the option to upgrade to a fibre broadband solution built on Enterprise Ethernet. For an estimated 90% of business locations within the nbn network footprint, there will be no up-front build cost to service providers. Plus if your provider signs up for a 3 year Enterprise Ethernet plan, there’s no up-front connection cost to your provider.*

Network availability target offered to service providers and measured across all Enterprise Ethernet services.

business nbn Enterprise Ethernet is only available in the nbn Fixed Line network footprint and at limited premises served by the nbn Fixed Wireless and Satellite networks. Costs may apply; customers should contact their preferred service provider to ask about availability and any fees and charges that may be applicable.


nbn is a wholesaler and does not control costs charged by service providers. Customers should contact their preferred provider to ask about availability and any fees and charges from their provider that may be applicable. These pricing offers, in particular no up-front build costs, are not available for most premises in the nbn Fixed Wireless or Satellite footprints or for most premises which have complex connections – further costs are likely to apply to these premises.