+ Tuesday December 17th, 2019

Before it launches new 100/20 Mbps plans in May next year, NBN Co will offer some pricing enticements to retail service providers (RSPs) from 1 January 2020 in a bid to convince customers that the lower priced plan offerings are worthwhile.

This week, NBN Co concluded its roundtable conversations with retailers about new NBN pricing, and the biggest news is that a range of new plans will be offered next year, including a fast 100 Mbps plan with reduced 20 Mbps (from 40 Mbps) upload speeds.

As an incentive to get customers on the faster plans, NBN Co will offer wholesale pricing discounts on the current 100 / 40 Mbps plans, dropping them to the proposed 100 / 20 Mbps plan pricing until the new plans launch in May.

While the precise pricing is yet to be finalised, it’s expected to be 11% lower than the current 100 / 40 Mbps wholesale pricing. The idea is that service providers will pass this on to customers … but who knows whether that will happen.

Alongside the new 100 / 20 Mbps plan, NBN Co will announce wholesale availability of a 250 / 25 Mbps plan (available to FTTP and HFC customers only, most likely) and a super fast 1000 / 50 Mbps plan (likely FTTP only).

Plan prices will also drop for NBN Co’s entry level 25 and 12 Mbps plans.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Peter Gillespie
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Peter Gillespie

So it’s there still going to be a 100/40 plan after may next year?

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