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NBN - benefits for wireless and fixed-line services

With the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) underway, many telecommunications consumers will soon be able to enjoy the increased connectivity that fast fibre can afford.

But while you begin to compare phone plans to make sure that you are getting the best deal now - and that your supplier will offer a satisfactory package once the NBN is in place - remember that not only fixed-line networks like those PCs use will benefit from faster broadband access.

An NBN Co spokesperson told Adelaide Now that consumers should consider the role that fixed-line technology plays in wireless connections.

She told the publication that whenever people use a tablet or smartphone in WiFi mode they are accessing a wireless connection which uses a fixed-line network.

"People want the convenience of wireless technologies so they can use their iPads and laptops in more places, but fixed networks continue to do the 'heavy lifting' of broadband data use," she added, explaining that the prevalence of video was creating a need for faster up- and downloading speeds in both fixed and wireless contexts.

Posted by Eve Gillespie