The National Broadband Network (aka NBN) is the largest infrastructure project in Australia’s history designed to provide internet access to all Australians.
Initial estimates put the costs of the NBN at approximately $20.5 billion, however, the latest estimate (as at Dec 2018) is that the estimated cost is $51 billion.
So what’s the big deal with the NBN?
It’s a lot of money to spend on anything, let alone a service that is (whenever it is completed) expected to only deliver around 100 Mbit/s.
It’s important for call centres though as many of the new cloud-based call centres rely on fast, stable internet connection.
And for the increasingly popular work-from-home call centre agent, the same applies.
They need fast reliable internet.
Is the future looking good with NBN?
There is a lot of information in the public domain about the NBN and given its been a political hot potato since it launched it’s hard to really know what the truth is.
But one thing is certain.
5G Mobile network is coming.
And with it, download speeds of up to 10Gbps which is insanely faster than the cable NBN network.
And it’s portable.
NBN with its paltry 100 Mbit/s is poor on a global scale already and is effectively a waste of time and money already. And they are still building it.
But hey, that’s just my opinion 😉