TPG NBN Speeds

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TPG has made a big name for itself by providing high-speed NBN products for all kinds of households. While TPG might not have the perks and bonuses that competitors such as Telstra and Optus offer, the telco holds its own, with a phone bundled into every plan and a large Australian customer base.

But how fast are TPG’s NBN plans exactly? Every NBN provider has a different recorded average speed, and today we’ll be looking into what you can expect from TPG’s range of plans.

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How fast is TPG NBN?

TPG’s minimum speed plan (NBN 12) has typical evening speeds of 10.9Mbps, its mid range plan (NBN 50) offers typical evening speeds of 45.6Mbps (above the average typical evening speed), while TPG’s maximum speed plan (NBN 100) boasts evening downloads averaging at 85.6Mbps, again above the recognised average for that speed tier. All this makes TPG one of the premier NBN providers when it comes to super-fast speeds.

Typical evening speeds refer to the average speed experienced by customers during the peak evening traffic hours of between 7pm and 11pm, making them a good indication of what to expect from your NBN plan.

What to expect from TPG NBN speeds

The following table shows how TPG’s NBN speeds stack up against the maximum theoretical speed for its plans.

Speed Tier Max Download Speed TPG’s Typical Evening Speed*

NBN12 SL Bundle (NBN 12)

12Mbps

10.9Mbps

NBN50 SL Bundle (NBN 50)

50Mbps

45.6Mbps

NBN100 SL Bundle (NBN 100)

100Mbps

85.6Mbps

*Speeds correct as of May 2020, Canstar Blue

According to the ACCC’s most recent NBN performance report, TPG’s plans achieved an average speed of 86.6% of the maximum speed possible during busy periods (between the hours of 7pm and 11pm) throughout February 2020. If you’d like to see the plans in detail, we’ve included a list of TPG NBN plans below.

The following table shows a selection of published TPG NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Is TPG NBN good for Netflix?

TPG’s NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans are both great for casual and high definition Netflix streaming. If you’re on TPG’s basic NBN plan (NBN 12) you might want to avoid Netflix, as TPG’s NBN 12 plans come with data caps (with unlimited data as an option) and speeds that may limit high-definition video.

You can also see how TPG’s average speeds compare by looking over Netflix’s ISP index. TPG is ranked at number six on the list, clocking in an average speed of 4.49Mbps on Netflix servers (as of February 2020).

How do TPG NBN speeds compare?

The below table demonstrates TPG’s average evening speeds compared to the recognised Australian averages, as reported by the ACCC.

Speed Tier TPG’s Typical Evening Speed Australian Average Evening Speed*

NBN12 SL Bundle (NBN 12)

10.9Mbps

N/A

NBN50 SL Bundle (NBN 50)

45.6Mbps

42.4Mbps

NBN100 SL Bundle (NBN 100)

85.6Mbps

84.9Mbps

 *Speeds Correct As of February 2020, ACCC

For NBN 50 and NBN 100, TPG punches well above its weight, offering average evening speeds of 45.6Mbps and 85.6Mbps respectively. Both of these are above the recorded evening averages across Australia.

What do customers think of TPG NBN speeds?

In Canstar Blue’s latest review of NBN providers, TPG customers gave the telco four stars out of five for NBN speed & reliability. This puts TPG towards the top of the table alongside major brands like Aussie Broadband, Vodafone and Belong. The results were based on a survey of more than 2,500 households.

What impacts TPG NBN speeds?

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Anything from congested networks to faulty technology can affect your NBN speed. The distance from your node is a key issue, as for FTTN and HFC connections to get the NBN, they must communicate with a node in the neighbourhood. The further your home from the node, the slower your speed may be. If your modem or your fixed line connection is faulty, this could also impact your speed, but you could also have too many connected devices competing for bandwidth.

If you’d like to know more on how to make your NBN speed faster, we’ve got an article on that here.

How can I make my TPG NBN speed faster?

  • Try disconnecting any unused devices from your home internet. This way congestion on your home internet can be minimised.
  • Try upgrading to a faster speed, such as NBN 50 or NBN 100.
  • An Ethernet cable might make your internet connection faster.
  • Investigate if your wired connection or modem has any damage.
  • If all else fails, you could try upgrading your connection with the Technology Choice Program.

Is TPG NBN a good deal?

There’s a lot to love about TPG. On top of offering some good deals and phone inclusions with every plan, TPG offers plans for all kinds of Australians, with the $29.99 NBN 12 plan one of the cheapest NBN offers in the country, although it does come with modest speeds and data inclusions.

For more data and faster speeds, TPG’s NBN 50 and NBN 100 speeds each punch above the ACCC’s current averages, so that’s great if you want a fast connection. TPG is a pretty safe choice, but if you’re looking for the cheapest plan available it could be worth your time to look around.

If you’d like to know more about TPG’s NBN deals, you can read more information here.

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