Very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2)
This is a copper transceiver that is used in the premesis to convert VDSL2 traffic into Ethernet networking services.
|Less civil works required||Copper pair quality unknown|
|Quicker to deploy||Final speed available is variable|
|Less initial capital costs||10,000's FTTN cabinets required in suburbs|
|FTTN cabinets all dependant on mains power $$$|
|VDSL2 speed falls with distance in 100's of metres|
|Spare capacity is dependant on available good copper pairs|
|VDSL2 is at a higher untested frequency compared to ADSL|
|VDSL2 speed is subject to speed reduction in heavy rain|
|VDSL2 speed is subject to speed reduction with crosstalk interference|
|VDSL2 speed standard assume 0.4 mm minimum copper pair cables|
|Copper pair to premises connectors will reduce Internet speed|
|Copper pair to premises twisted paths can reduce Internet speed|
|Copper pair mainenance costs are higher than all fibre|
|VDSL2 upload speed is not guranteed which limits business uses|
|VDSL2 can use 2 copper pairs for some more speed if pairs available (not planned)|
|VDSL2 cannot scale up to 1Gbps like FTTP fibre|
The choices for Local Area Networking for NBN network speed can vary depending on your needs.
A gigabit router can control Internet traffic versus LAN traffic. Look for a router with gigabit WAN socket for connection to the NTU and PPPoE protocol support.
A gigabit wireless router can control Internet traffic versus LAN traffic. Check router models that allow for multiple WAN interfaces including fibre NTU via Ethernet. Wireless security, local RF channels in use and wireless network cards standards need to be considered.
A slower network medium exists using mains power cabling (single phase). This may be useful where thick walls are present, rented premesis or heritage listed building are involved. This technology might be used to link the NTU to a central networking switch.
The VOIP PABX can be located within the building as a managed service externally. A single VOIP PABX can service many branch offices. VOIP services can be provided from great distances (1000's kms).
Use the NBN to your advantage.