The latest report from the operators of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, shows that for the week from Monday, 15 June to Sunday, 21 June, peak download throughput — the measure of data flowing through the NBN network during the busy evening period — increased by 21% to 13.4 terabits per second (Tbps) on the main NBN wholesale service, compared to the last week of February (which NBN measures as its normal pre-COVID-19 baseline).
The figures have been released from Australian Broadband Data Demand, a weekly report into the peak throughput recorded in a week during daytime business hours, early evening hours and busy evening hours.
The report also reveals that peak download throughput during the week beginning Monday, 15 June also increased compared to the pre-COVID-19 baseline during daytime business hours, up 26% to 9.8Tbps, and during early evening hours, up 27% to 12.4Tbps, on the main NBN wholesale service.
Peak upload throughput on the main NBN wholesale service in the evening busy hours for the week beginning 15 June increased by 21 per cent to 0.93Tbps, compared to the pre-COVID-19 baseline. In the early evening hours, peak upload throughput increased 29% to 0.88Tbps, and peak throughput during daytime business hours increased by 52 per cent to 0.76Tbps, compared to the pre-COVID-19 baseline.
Compared to the pre-COVID-19 baseline before social distancing measures were implemented, downstream network usage on the NBN main wholesale service during business hours on 19 June 2020 was 28%higher (as shown in the graph below at 11am) than the pre-COVID-19 baseline.
Upstream network usage on the NBN main wholesale service during business hours on 19 June 2020 was 61% than the pre-COVID-19 baseline.