First Tasmanian customer connected to the NBN

Tasmanians are beginning to connect to the NBN

The first home has been connected to a commercial National Broadband Network (NBN) service in Tasmania.

The iPrimus customer has been connected at Triabunna, with around 11,500 homes to eventually be connected to the NBN in Tasmania in Deloraine, Kingston Beach, George Town, Sorell, South Hobart, St Helens and Triabunna.

NBN services were previously being trialled in Tasmania.

Primus will deliver additional fixed wireless and satellite services via the NBN once it has completed its on-boarding process and service testing has been approved.

The company recently announced it was working with NBN Co to trial new software which would allow businesses and consumers to transition from the copper network to the NBN through NBN Co’s UNI-V Enhancement Program.

The program will eventually allow service providers to offer telephony services to users serviced by the NBN fibre through the NBN UNI-V port.

“Ensuring enhanced and consistent voice quality on the NBN is a key priority for Primus,” said Primus CEO Tom Mazerski in a statement.

“...our collaboration with NBN Co on the UNI-V Enhancement Program acknowledges [our] expertise as we work together to ensure future service delivery excellence of voice services on fibre.”

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