Telecommunications and the Digital Economy
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Smarter cities and innovation are on the national agenda, but how does a city get smarter and why does it matter?
You may be surprised to know that Australian residential fibre access to not exclusive to the nbn, and that competitive access has been in place since before the nbn.
The TelSoc is privileged to host Phil Smith from Opticom, an Australian pioneer in deployment of fibre explain the competitive fibre access environment in Australia and outline the pros and cons in the existing model.
LPWAN technologies offer dramatically lower cost for sensing which unlocks business cases for data collection and enables virtual real-time and persistent monitoring. Discover what it can mean for industry, how it can be exploited and dig into the pros and cons.
This year HSO will be presented by Professor Alex Grant , CEO of Myriota, founder of Cohda Wireless and previously Professor of Information Theory at the University of SA. The topic: “Satellites, Cars and the Internet of Things: The challenges and rewards of crossing the boundary between academia and industry”. This is a live stream of the Melbourne event to Sydney.
Akamai now ranks Australia's Internet service as 60th in the world. "Serious experts agree that the right telecom infrastructure for the next century consists of universal FTTH on the ground and a universal wireless cloud above, supported by the FTTH foundation. But you don't need a national monopoly to achieve this. And private monopolies are just as bad. Indeed, a monopoly of any kind is usually counterproductive. US developments are proving that you can build the future network --even in sparse rural areas--- with multiple parties, even small ones on a purely commercial basis with private money.....And do it faster and better than either private or government monopoly typically does. Would this work in Australia?"
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It has been shown that high-speed broadband Internet access enhances GDP growth. But Australia’s broadband speed lags well behind other advanced and even emerging economies. In April 2009, at the time the National Broadband Network (NBN) was announced, Australia’s average broadband download speed was ranked 39th in the world. And while the rollout of the NBN is now being ramped up, Australia recently slipped to 59th place.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been reported as “the most over-hyped technology. This presentation will refute that claim, present a guided tour to some of the key concepts and technologies of IoT, explain the distinction between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything, look at the importance of government taking a lead role in IoT, and present some real world use cases that demonstrate real practical applications for IoT.
Dr Paterson Department of Communications Chief Economist and founding Head of Bureau of Communications Research (BCR) will talk on the BCR strategy, IoT and the Digital Productivity Project
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