Migrating your business to the NBN not only takes time, it can also be confusing to many small business owners.
One reason for this may be because there are a number of moving parts to consider before you switch your service. These can include but aren’t limited to:
- Varying disconnection dates,
- Special Services – which ones are disconnected vs. which ones you can keep using, or
- Broadband network access and technology availability.
While most if not all of the above questions can be answered by your phone and internet provider, it will still take some planning to ensure a smooth transition between services.
Remember switching is not automatic and if you are a small business, the first thing you will need to do is check NBN availability in your area.
You can do this by calling us on 1800 426 855 or using the NBN rollout map.
Are My Devices Compatible With The New Service?
Creating a checklist of the telecommunication and data services you currently use – this includes everything from your internet and EFTPOS services to cloud computing and apps – as well as any business equipment or systems that will need to be NBN compatible is a good idea for any business owner.
Once you have a better idea of the services and equipment you need, it is easier to make informed decisions about what the speed, phone and data requirements are for your business.
If you’re not sure which services will need to be migrated to the NBN, you can always ask one of our customer support representatives for a NBN checklist.
What Does A Multi Technology Mix Mean For My Business?
The NBN uses a mix of different technologies to connect premises to fibre. This includes fibre-to-the-premise (capable of delivering 100 megabit-per-second download speeds), fibre- to-the-building and fibre-to-the-node.
The type of technology available in your area will likely have an impact on the equipment and systems you run, as well as the data packages available to you.
It will also impact your office set up in more practical ways, such as where to store new equipment or additional wiring.
For further information, check out the NBN website for a Step by Step guide to connecting your business.