Fixed Wireless Overview

nbn™ FIXED WIRELESS GENERAL INFO

FIXED WIRELESS INSTALLS

NON STANDARD FIXED WIRELESS INSTALLS

 

How High Can The Mast be

  • 11m mast, click here
  • 12m mast, click here
  • an install on a silo, click here

*The Three Year Construction Plan (the Plan) does not include premises that are already completed, in-build or covered by satellite, or new developments. nbn intends to update this information quarterly to include new areas and reflect ongoing variations arising from the planning process.  

TROUBLESHOOTING A FIXED WIRELESS CONNECTION

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CONGESTION ON FIXED WIRELESS TOWERS
Q. Is this congestion because the Fixed Wireless towers use the same backhaul as mobile wireless?
A. nbn co typically has their own licensed spectrum microwave links between each of their towers, and the last tower has a Fibre connection to the POI. This is a generalisation, but it’s something like this …

Tower 1 (microwave ->) Tower 2 (microwave ->) Tower 3 (microwave ->) Tower 4 (fibre ->) POI

The link between Tower 1 and Tower 2 just has to carry the traffic for Tower 1, and in most cases it will be lightly loaded. But as we get closer to the POI, the microwave between, say, Tower 3 and Tower 4 carries the traffic for three towers, and that’s where the congestion can occur.

Q. In the good old days, we were told there would be ‘no congestion’ on FW towers, like there is on a mobile wireless tower because there is always a fixed number of connections to the tower, whereas with mobile wireless the numbers can fluctuate.

A. That’s exactly what we were told. However along comes Optus (and others) offering ‘unlimited’ Plans and all the capacity planning goes out the window. As far as I know, nbn co hasn’t enforced the Fair Use Policy for Fixed Wireless. If that’s the case, they need to do that.
Reference
https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2594872&p=5#r90

A List of Congested nbn Wireless Towers
https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/congested_nbn_wireless_towers

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Please note, while all care has been taken in compiling BIRRR documents, we recommend that you check with NBN or your ISP regarding your own connection issues.