so what is FTTP?

Prior to becoming nbn-ready, every address in the country is mapped by the nbn™ to determine the type of network technology used to service your address, with each technology being installed in its own unique way.

There is currently a mixture of seven core technolgy types that are used to install the nbn™ and FTTP (short for Fibre to the Premise) is one of these.

When a home is connected using FTTP technology, a fibre optic cable runs from your street to an nbn™ utility box installed on the outside of your premises. A fibre optic cable from the utility box is then connected to an nbn™ connection box installed inside your home.

A standard installation includes a technician connecting the fibre optic cable from your street to an nbn™ utility box installed on the outside of your premises. A fibre optic cable from the utility box is then connected to an nbn™ connection box installed inside your home.

excuse us while we get technical for a second

Get ready because things are about to get a little complicated.

The nbn has Points on Interconnect (POIs) around the country that connect to the wider internet. These tend to be located in the old telephone exchange building in each suburb. From these POIs a fibre optic cable connects to nbn nodes (purpose-built street cabinets) which are closer to your house. Then, for FTTP, a newly-installed fibre optic cable connects the node directly to your house.

If work on the nbn commenced in your area before the changes in government in 2013, or you live in an area where new cabling already exists (newer housing estates) then you are likely to be receiving FTTP.


nbn™ FTTP setup

FTTP Equipment

For FTTP connections, the nbn™ will need to install a utility box on the outside of your premises, as well as an connection box located inside your home. The connection box will need to be located close to an existing telephone wall socket and power outlet . If you don’t have an existing telephone wall socket, your technician will help you find the best location.

amaysim also recommends keeping the following things in mind when choosing where you want the connection box to be installed:

  • Choose a cool, dry ventilated area away from any water outlets
  • Choose an area that’s easily accessible in case you need to check the connection status lights

The key thing to remember is that your connection box should be installed in a location that you’re completely comfortable with.

Once your nbn connection box is set up and your service is activated, you'll need to connect it to an nbn-ready modem, which can be purchased when you first sign-up to amaysim (recommended).It's a NetComm NF18ACV modem which is a high quality nbn-ready modem at a great price!

how will it take for my FTTP connection to be activated?

Once you've signed up, we'll begin setting up your connection free of charge ($0 standard activation fee).

  • If your address has already connected to the nbn, your amaysim service will usually be activated within 5-7 business days of signing up
  • If your address is connecting to the nbn for the first time, the process to activate your service can take 2 - 4 weeks if an nbn technician needs to install the above equipment at your home

not sure if the nbn is available in your area?

simply let us know your address and we'll let you know