RSPs get NBN alternative to increase footprint with new product

NBN Co has announced a new product set to facilitate retail services providers’ access to connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) and access virtual circuit (AVC).

The company behind the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has launched NNI link, a network-to-network interface (NNI) product which allows RSPs to acquire AVC and CVC directly from NBN Co without having a physical connection to all 121 of NBN Co’s points of interconnect (POI).

The AVC is a fixed monthly access fee payable by RSPs for each of their end users and depends on the maximum bit rate requested, while the CVC is a charge for the collective amount of bits that flow through the point where the nbn network interconnects with their own network.

Before, an RSP had to go through a large telco such as Telstra or Optus to get NBN services. Under the new structure, RSPs will deal

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