Learning from International Experience
Tuesday, 25th February 2020
There is a great amount of data and other information flowing about international broadband developments, much of which is being used to critique the status of Australia’s NBN. But what does this information really mean, particularly for the end-user? What can we learn from this international experience to assist the planning for the NBN’s future, given where we now stand? This forum will seek to explore the possible learnings through a review of plans and outcomes amongst, primarily, Australia’s major trading partners, specific examination of the New Zealand experience, and identification of key issues and learnings.
Dr Richard Ferrers will review Australia’s status in relation to other OECD countries and particularly Australia’s major trading partners, identify where Australia will likely be placed at completion of rollout, and examine the proposition that countries may be differentiated by aggressive or passive approaches to the implementation of broadband infrastructure.
Dr Murray Milner (Milner Consulting) will review the policy intentions, economics and outcomes of New Zealand’s Ultrafast Broadband program. He will outline the means of implementation, and identify some of the difficulties which have been experienced along the 10 year journey. During the execution of the program, several extensions have been initiated to ensure that all New Zealanders get improved broadband services. These extensions will be described in the context of the overall policy objectives.
Dr Jim Holmes (Incyte Consulting) will draw out learnings that might be taken from these presentations for the Australian situation as it is now, with a view to encouraging discussion.
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Zoom details for those unable to attend in person:
Topic: TelSoc NBN Futures Forum
Time: Feb 25, 2020 12:00 noon Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (Zoom session starts at 12, ready for presentations commencing at 12:15)
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For Sydney participants:
For those physically located in Sydney, there is a plan to provide a "networking opportunity" aligned with viewing the forum via Zoom. Peter Hitchiner has requested that those interested in this option should contact him directly via email: PeterHitchiner at gmail.com
A room in Sydney has been booked at UTS: room 11.05.200
Date and Time
Tue, 25 Feb 2020
12:15 - 13:45 AEDT