Telecommunications and the Digital Economy
The Australian Telecoms market has lagged globally which has meant the technological adoptions of new technology has been challenging for global vendors. With industry consolidation and the NBN roll out the changes to the industry are happening more rapidly than ever before. The question is – how will these be adopted – who are the winners and losers?
Early predictions of ‘Convergence’ were made in the mid 1970’s. However, the pace of change has been turbo charged from the mid 1990’s by the Internet and mobile communications. This talk will take the audience through the evolution of convergence from a theory to the reality of today where convergence of IT, telecommunications and the media is changing the world of consumers and industry.
The TelSoc would like to invite all members and industry professionals to celebrate the end of year 2015. There will be little in the way of formalities, just a focus on getting as many people as possible connected around any topic of interest.
Where are the key areas of technology innovation going to occur? What opportunities are there for Australia and Australian companies? Why should we be optimistic about future changes? And what will Telstra’s place be in all this?
The Inaugural Australian OTT Summit will examine the rise of Over The Top (OTT) technologies and services in the Australian telecommunications industry in the TV, Messaging and Voice domains and will explore the challenges, opportunities and case studies of their disruption.
There is much excitement about what might be achieved by connecting the devices and appliances we use in our homes, offices, factories and cities to the Internet. Cisco have said that by 2020 there will be over 50 billion devices connected, but what is not clear is whether a standard will emerge that will allow easy interaction with them by humans and machine to machine interoperability.
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.
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