What does NBN ready phone mean?
by Telco ICT Enterprise Telstra Dealer
What does NBN ready phone mean? This is a question that has been asked numerous times in the last few years as companies, both public and private have struggled with the transition from the previous telecommunications infrastructure to the new fiber-optic network. Some of the old telecommunication networks (known as switches and stations) are still in operation, while others have been closed. Many businesses and homes have been affected by this, particularly in terms of telephony and Internet access. One question many people have is how they will cope and adapt to the different types of telecommunications technology.
When the old telephone network was first put into place (some five decades ago), it was not designed to handle the massive amounts of data being put through at any given time. In fact, at the time, it was simply not physically possible. The sheer amount of data being put through at any given point in time made it unfeasible to keep track of and process it. Fast forward to 2021 and the massive amounts of data being put through by businesses are simply not the same thing.
Networking requirements are one of the largest considerations for businesses when selecting a supplier. If you don't have the best in-house IT team, you're going to need to make do with the services of an outside supplier who can provide you with tailored bespoke solutions. If you have an existing telephone network set up, you'll be able to transfer your data via those networks - provided it's all being run correctly. If it isn't, you're going to have problems getting your own fiber-optic lines connected to your premises.
The reason the former telecommunications network providers weren't prepared to upgrade their existing systems when it came to fiber-optic was that it cost them too much money and took too long. They also didn't want to put their name on the line, which meant that customers using their services had to rely on their commercial partners to do so. With open competition from rivals on the same type of network, they were able to reduce prices and make the necessary improvements. It now takes under a year for a typical ISP to upgrade its existing copper line network to have it functioning in accordance with the latest standards.
Another question that comes to mind when you consider what does NBN phone system means; does it matter where I live? Well, for the most part, yes. Where you live will have a significant impact on the efficiency of your phone network. For instance, areas that experience high traffic will require better telephone line infrastructure (for both residential and business use). This is because a lack of fiber-optic cabling means that telephone calls will be more likely to fail than in other, less populated, areas. The same is true for areas that experience a lot of winds.
A good way to avoid this is to have your telephone company to send you their expert team to visit your location. By seeing first hand the sort of problems that you are experiencing and how your network is working, they can immediately suggest improvements to your phone system. It will take time to work out what exactly is causing these problems, but it will be worth it when you no longer need to worry about losing calls to unknown numbers. So what does Nbr ready phone really mean? It means that you should be able to get an efficient network implemented if you need one, without having to pay a large bill to a new telecommunications company.
Created on Feb 2nd 2021 20:57. Viewed 273 times.