The NBN has changed many times in complexity and composition, but it is now running at high speed and set for completion in the next two years. What does it take to get this mammoth task done?
This is an online live stream of this year's TelSoc HSO to your mobile, tablet or computer. Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat, Henry Sutton - who is scarcely known, but had a string of accomplishments and innovations in many areas.
This year we are pleased to have as the Orator an experienced technologist from the telecommunications industry who has recently taken on one of the key technology jobs in Australia - Ray Owen, CTO of NBN Co.
This article establishes the relationship between the condition of Australian broadband services and Australia's history of broadband regulation. It reviews research on the effects of regulation and industry concentration internationally, which indicates that the effects of widely deployed policies are often small or undetectable. Penetration and quality are strongly affected by technology factors.
A look at Hong Kong broadband -- low barriers to entry, aggressive competition, low network build costs, and innovative marketing. Hong Kong has successful rollout of profitable competing Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) across the city, although technical or economic feasibility means 10% to 15% of Hong Kong households do not benefit.
Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat, Henry Sutton - who is scarcely known, but had a string of accomplishments and innovations in many areas.
This paper takes the approach that industry developments, the structure of governmental decision-making bodies, and policy responses are interdependent and mutually shaped. How ministries and regulatory bodies are designed and put together affects both their policy outlooks and managerial capabilities, in turn affecting their policy output. Governments have also consciously restructured ministries and regulators in order to promote specific policy orientations, or in response to changes in the industry. This three-way interaction is critically important to the responses of governments to the emerging broadband ecosystem. The paper examines four different restructurings in the Korean government, and argues that the identification of a governmental agency as a nodal agency was the result of a new policy orientation, and the response to a change in the industrial environment. Though no two countries are totally similar in terms of their industrial and political environments or policy needs, the paper is based on the premise that the example of South Korea has useful lessons for other countries, as a leading indicator of changes in government regulatory structures in response to convergence and the emergence of the broadband ecosystem.
In this paper we analyse the evolution of the Italian telecommunications market since the beginning of the liberalisation and privatisation process in Italy started in the mid-nineties. We present a survey of the main regulatory interventions in the industry as well as the market structure and its dynamics in the period 2000-2015. We also provide some insights on the current state of the ultra-fast broadband access and the evolution of the so called ?next generation networks?. The recent Italian government?s plan regarding the deployment of the broadband services is also discussed.
TransACT (2000- ) introduced Australia?s first VDSL network, offering a ?triple play? of voice, data (e.g. Internet access), broadcast and video-on-demand services in Australia?s capital city, Canberra, in competition with the incumbent carrier Telstra. TransACT?s founding Chief Architect, Robin Eckermann, reminisces on the founding of TransACT and some of the lessons to be learned from this fore-runner of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
John Monash Science School, Monash University and Pearson Australia have joined together to provide the NBN (National Broadband Network) Virtual School of Emerging Sciences (NVSES), linking together Year 10 students who are passionate about science.
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