What NBN speed tier do I need?

What NBN speed tier do I need?

There are five popular residential NBN speed tiers available, with maximum download and upload speeds measured in Megabits per second (Mbps). These are the speed set by NBNCo based on the direct connection to their fibre wire but upon arriving at your premises the services may be slightly affected by other factors.

NBN speed tiers:

  • NBN 12/1: 12 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload. This service is also known as Basic Speed. It is great for the small households with light users. This is a speed tier for basic web surfing and general purposes such as email, social media, etc.
  • NBN 25/5: 25 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload. This service is also known as Boost Speed. Ideal for a household with 1-2 people. This speed tier is okay for streaming and social media browsing.
  • NBN 50/20: 50 Mbps download, 20 Mbps upload. This service is also known as Boost Plus Speed. This speed tier is great for the users who require streaming like – Netflix and is ideal for responsive online gaming.
  • NBN 100/20 or 100/40: This tier is divided into two: one with 100 Mbps download, 20 Mbps upload and another is 100 Mbps download, 40 Mbps upload. This is also known as Superfast Speed. This speed tier is designed for larger households with intensive users. It supports large downloads and uploads and is very ideal for HD streaming and online gaming. This service is not available on Fixed Wireless connections.
  • NBN 250 – 250/25: 250 Mbps download, 25Mbps upload. This is also known as Rocket Plan. Not all connection types will have access to this ultra-fast broadband though. It’s available to those with a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connection, and in some cases, also those with hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) cable but be sure to check with the provider. This speed tier is suitable for users who require seriously high-speed internet.

 

Typical Evening Speed:

The typical expected experience between 7 pm–11 pm is the busy time for Internet traffic. It is not a guaranteed minimum speed. The actual speed experienced depends on several factors – see Technical Limitations below. Excludes Fixed Wireless customers and FTTN/B lines with limited maximum line speeds.

12/1 Basic (NBN12) 25/5 Boost (NBN25) 50/20 Boost Plus (NBN50) 100/20 Superfast (NBN100) 100/40 Superfast (NBN100) 250/25 Rocket (NBN 250)
Typical evening speed: 10.3 Mbps 21.5 Mbps 43 Mbps 86 Mbps 86 Mbps 216 Mbps*
Suitable for VoIP phone

Email

Singles and couple

Standard Video streaming

Music Streaming

Online gaming

Singles and couples

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

Ultra-High / 4K Definition Music/Video Streaming

Online gaming

Multiple heavy users

Large file downloads

 

Occom offers a range of nbn™ speeds in Australia. Check out our full range of nbn™ plans to see what suits your needs.

*nbn™ Fiber 250/25 Rocket Plan only available at FTTP and limited HFC technology locations