Despite calls of a mixed technology rollout featuring Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connections, the growth of Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) has been well documented over the nbn™ network.
According to the study released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Fibre to the Premise or FTTP was the fastest growing network connection from the past twelve months starting from December 2014 to December 2015.
The number of connections with FTTP has doubled in the span covered by the ABS in which saw FTTP growing from 324,000 to 645,000.
ABS also noted that FTTN – which was launched September 2015 was unaccounted for in the published study.
Other internet figures in the ABS study highlights the fixed wireless technology grew by a quarter as satellite connections also dipped slightly while mobile wireless showed steady growth during the period.
With the availability of nbn speeds comes the by-product of usage as figures reported by the ABS saw bandwidth hungry Australians downloaded 1.71 million terabytes of content in the last quarter of 2015 alone, which is a steep rise from the figures reported from previous years.
The data was collected from ISPs with subscribers numbering more than 1,000 subscribed customers that figures up to a total of 12,853,000 broadband connections across Australia.
Upload speeds were also at an uptrend as for the first time in recorded history, an average total of uploads reached 16GB per user by the end of the last quarter of 2015.
FTTP connections are considered to be the fastest service under the nbn™ network that allows consistent downloads and upload speeds for multimedia files.
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