The shape of the Coalition?s NBN is becoming clearer, but what will this mean to competition? The market is in a state of evolution bordering on revolution, with challenges for all players big and small. Much will depend on how they respond. The regulators can heavily influence the outcomes for both competition and consumers; but should regulation be limited to ensuring the NBN is not able to exercise its monopoly power? The trick will be to not stifle the competitive forces and technical advances sweeping our telecommunications and media industries.
Fibre to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) has received relatively little national attention to date as a serious technology option for the Australian NBN. In recent months there has been further publication of difficulties of FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections, with fibre cabling failure rates of the order of 30%.
The Melbourne School of Engineering, SAP, the Institute for Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) invite you to attend a Public Lecture presented by:
Rick Costanzo, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Mobility Solutions, SAP
A panel of experts chaired by Professor Rod Tucker on the Internet of Things. According to 2014 IDC estimates, there are already more than 50 billion globally connected sensors that can track, monitor and feed data to computerised systems. IDC foreshadows that by 2020 there will be more than 200 billion sensors generating an estimated 10% of data in what will be a 44 Zettabyte (1021) digital universe.
China, the world?s largest mobile market entered the 4G era at the end of 2013. 2020 is now widely considered to be the year of 5G. Mobile 5G are becoming the hottest key words in the wireless industry. Growing consensus is that the next generation of wireless systems will face a 1000x traffic load increase. Questions to be answered include:
Over 10 years ago Joseph Pine & James Gilmour signalled the move to what they called the ?Experience Economy? where customers seek unique experiences that are all about them.
Over the last 10 to 15 years, many Communication Service Providers (CSPs) elected to establish an international presence, extending beyond their home countries and acquiring new subscribers and revenue along the way. This strategy ? focused on high-value opportunities and growth ? served CSPs well for almost a decade.
Nathan Burley presents a review of the Australian telco industry and a brief recent history from an equity investment standpoint. He will include the key product (fixed, mobile, broadband) and stock (TLS, SGT, TPM, etc) issues as seen by a financial analyst. Nathan is an engineer by profession and advises on telecommunications industry investments at CBA Institutional Equities.
Just a few years ago there were few options to deliver ultra-broadband on a mass scale. With a greater focus on the exploitation of existing infrastructure assets, VDSL2 Vectoring has emerged as a market game-changer, gaining mainstream traction with operators around the world and now reaching commercial service deployment.
Which Victorian scientist/engineer invented a form of television before John Logie Baird was born? And why have you never heard of him? He also invented sixteen different telephones which he installed around Ballarat before the GPO started and which were much admired by Alexander Graham Bell personally. Listen to the fascinating tale and why it is relevant to innovation today from our inaugural Henry Sutton orator:
Robyn Williams of the ABC Science Show.
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