NBN Wi-Fi modem study | ACMA

NBN Wi-Fi modem study

The ACMA has studied the performance of Wi-Fi modems used for NBN fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB)  phone and internet services.

Our study aimed to:

  • test 43 modems used to supply phone and internet services over FTTN/B technology types
  • identify how much each modem can affect a consumer’s NBN experience
  • better understand factors inside a consumer’s typical home/office environment that can reduce performance.

The study found limited difference between the DSL performance (the connection to your home) of most devices. However, there was more variability with Wi-Fi performance.

Download the report

ACMA modem performance testing—outcomes report (Word, 3.2 MB)

ACMA modem performance testing—outcomes report (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Data files are available for the charts in this report. 

The ACMA has also released a guide to choosing the right NBN Wi-Fi modem and some simple steps to get it working at its best.

Last updated: 05 July 2019