WiFi Hotspots And Essential Services On The NBN


WiFi ‘hotspots’ and essential services for Multi-Unit Dwelling developments or MDUs are growing in popularity across Australia as more developers are making the conscious decision to provision these services within their developments.

In our last article, we discussed

getting your new development ready for the National Broadband Network (NBN) covering many of these advantages including future proofing your home and improved experiences with streaming content like videos and music as well as video calls.

But the NBN will also create opportunities for tenants and their guests to be better connected via WiFi hotspots and essential services for Multi-Unit Dwellings (MDU’s).

Convenience and connection via WiFi hotspots
In today’s digital age, everyone wants to be connected to the Internet while they’re on the move. Whether it’s planning your day while having breakfast at a café or comparing online prices while strolling through the local shops, people love a fast, reliable and free internet connection.

But did you know that you can also share WiFi during the common areas of a new NBN-ready development?WiFi networks on the NBN can be set up in a range of common areas including pools, libraries, gyms, lobbies and outdoor entertaining areas. This service provides residents and their guests with instant access to the Internet from their mobile device including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

The NBN will help support essential services within an MDU
Essential services keep a building safe, well maintained and running smoothly. These services include important building functionality including, but not limited to, security cameras, emergency lighting, lift phones, fire indicator panels, early warning systems and exit doors automation.

Traditionally, these services would be provisioned over a copper line, but soon that will be a thing of the past, with essential services now being provided over the fibre network of nbn™.

What do developers need to know?
nbn™ is the wholly-owned Commonwealth company and Government Business Enterprise responsible for the construction and rollout of the National Broadband Network. While Retail Service Providers, like iiNet, are responsible for providing individual tenancies with an NBN service.

To get connected to the NBN, the first step is for the MDU to register directly with nbn™. If you want to learn more,

check out our previous article “How to get your development NBN ready” on Urban Developer.

just visit the iiNet website.

This article was written by Rachael McIntyre, NBN Product Manager at iiNet, The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a national network of communications infrastructure currently being built by NBN Co on behalf of the Federal Government. It’s set to change the way Australians access the internet, with lightning-fast fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite technology being made available over the next 10 years.

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