FTTC – Fibre to the Curb is the latest technology available bringing fibre optic cable all the way to the edge of the premises – usually the curb, as the name implies. The connection then travels through the existing copper lead into the home. A NBN™ connection device, called NCD for short, is then set up inside the premises and connected to the primary telephone wall socket.
FTTN – Fibre to the Node runs fibre optic cables to the nearest node. The signal then travels down the existing copper lines to the primary telephone wall socket. This type of connection requires a VDSL 2 compatible router.
FTTB – Fibre to the Building uses fibre optic cable all the way to a shared point in the building’s communications room. From there, the connection travels along the existing copper lines to each customer. This type of connection requires a VDSL 2 compatible router.
HFC – Hybrid Fibre Coaxial is used where there is an existing cable network. As with the FTTN and FTTB, the fibre optic cable runs to a nearby node. From this point on, a coaxial cable connects to an NBNTM device installed inside the customer’s premises.
FTTP – Fibre to the Premises has fibre optic cable connecting directly to the customer’s premises. A nbn™ device is installed inside the customer’s premises.
|Suitable for:||VoIP, phone, Email, Singles and couples||Standard Video, Streaming Music, Streaming Online, Gaming||High-definition video streaming, Online gaming, Families with multiple devices, Large file downloads||4K (Ultra-HD) video streams, Online gaming, Multiple heavy users, Large file downloads||4K (Ultra-HD) video streams, Online gaming, Multiple heavy users, Large file downloads|
|Suitable People||Singles and couples||Singles and couples||Family and gamers||Family, gamers and heavy users||Family, gamers and heavy users|
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|Basic (nbn12)||A basic speed to cover the essentials. Ideal if you're a small household with one or two devices connected.|
|Boost (nbn25)||Perfect for families and households with multiple devices and broadband users. This plan provides some extra speed to go around, so everyone is happy.|
|Boost Plus (nbn50) - Recommended||The top choice for internet enthusiasts or bigger households. Browse, download, watch and play with ease across multiple devices.|
|Superfast (nbn100)||Got the need for speed? This option is sure to impress. If you work/study from home or have a household full of gamers and media-buffs, this will be right up your alley.|
|Rocket (nbn250)||If you want to go faster than fast, then this speed is for you. You and your household can stream, download and play more without compromising any comfort.|
Why is OCCOM using CGNAT by default?
OCCOM has opted to use CGNAT as a method to share our current unique public IPv4 addresses to multiple customers, helping extend the life of IPv4 within our network while IPv6 is still being deployed. IPv6 is still being adopted throughout the Internet and is not a solution on its own at this time.
How does this affect me?
This will not affect the majority of OCCOM customers, and it should be business as usual - the only difference is that you will have a different IPv4 address assigned to your modem or router. If you have purchased a static IP bolt-on or are a business customer there will be no change to your service and your IP address will not change - you will not be participating in CGNAT.
What are some things that may not work with CGNAT?
There are some things that may depend on NAT and its features to work. They are services related to port forwarding and may include:
How do I Opt-Out?
If you have a valid reason and need to opt-out of CGNAT you can call our customer service on 1300 299 299 or contact us through LiveChat and we can opt-out your service. Opting out of CGNAT will result in your unique public IP address changing unless you have a static IP applied to your service. If you have a static IP address you do not need to opt-out as you will not be part of CGNAT.
What happens with my current static IP?
Nothing, if you have a static IP address on your service at the moment you will retain this address and not be part of CGNAT, your service should function unaffected by the roll-out of CGNAT.
What is an IP Address and NAT? An IP Address is a unique address that is assigned to a device, this includes computers, phones, tablets and even network printers. Every device connected to the network or the Internet needs its own address so that it knows how to communicate. This is similar to how your house needs its own address so that it can receive mail. IPv4 addresses come in 2 types, public and private. Your public IP address is your address on the Internet and allows you to get online - every device that wants to communicate online needs to have a public address. A private IP address is what can be used internally. These do not allow connection to the internet as they are private or internal addresses but do allow your devices to communicate with each other. A technology called NAT is then used to translate the private address to public and allow all of your local devices to connect to the Internet.
NAT is a technology that has helped to extend the life of IPv4 by sharing one public address to multiple private addresses. This is what allows you to get online with all of your devices at home without having a unique address for each device.
What about IPv6?
OCCOM is committed to delivering IPv6 as soon as possible. Currently we are testing the deployment of IPv6 on selected connections, and we look forward to sharing more news about this deployment when it is ready to be extended. Unfortunately, we are not able to delay the roll-out of CGNAT until this is ready due to the limited addresses that are available.
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