NBN NTD in an office/shared space

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  1. bcann

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    Gday All,

    We recently divided up an office (Basically cut it in half) and the real estate agent leased the other half to another company. Now the NBN NTD is on our side of this office space. Does the new incoming company need to organise through NBN to get another NTD installed or can/do they use our one? I guess is the NTD a shared NBN resource in an office type enviornment?

    Haaalp caspian
     
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    my understanding - unless the space has actually been legally subdivided (i.e. has its own unique GNAF subaddress address as a result), NBN won't install another NTD. their provider will need to organise a connection via the NTD regarded as servicing that address, and then it's up to the other tenant to arrange cabling to their space.

    if all ports on the existing NTD are in use then a second unit will be installed, and there would be some leeway as to where it went.
     
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    I've had individual services for separate legal entities on a single Fibre NTD without any dramas. NTD location was pretty much ideal, in a shared utility space adjacent the MDF and power was paid for by body corporate. As long as the tennants aren't silly about access to the NTD etc it should work pretty well.

    For some reason I had it in my head that fibre NTD relocations were covered by the subsequent installations charges but the current NBN pricelist doesn't seem to agree.
     
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    While it is kinda crappy when it comes to access/support/chances of the other tenant screwing things up, you can easily order up to 4 data services on a FTTP NTD (1 per port). They do not have to be billed to the same company or ISP.
     
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    *shrugs* so go down the path of getting a legal subaddress. there's probably only a main power board into the premises as well, erecting an internal wall still leaves one tenant with physical access to critical utilities to both businesses.

    NTD relocations are really intended for people that don't want the NTD in their living room. and does the other business agree that their connection to the world is going to be dependent on a piece of equipment only accessible from your tenancy?
     
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    I'm guessing since a real estate organised all this they likely didn't properly organise through the council to divide the office properly. Either way we already have our NBN Service, its more if we need to give the other company access to the NBN NTD, and for me personally if i was the other company's IT Support, i'd hate to have to always negotiate access to the NTD, or need emergency access to it for whatever reason through some 3rd party, so i'd be pushing the real estate to properly through the council or whomever divide the office so i could get my own NTD.

    Thanks caspian for the info, much appreciated.
     
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