Associate Professor Mark Gregory will provide an overview of the current status of the NBN and discuss what the government can do with the NBN when the rollout is completed. The 2018 NBN Corporate Plan is expected to highlight the difficulties with the technology selection, the effect on the business model and the rollout timeline. The presentation will consider the historical trends and what is expected in the final years of the NBN rollout. The discussion will then move to the options available to the Government when it comes time to make a decision on the NBN’s future post-rollout. The broad options have been identified based on likely approaches that the government could take and earlier indications by the government on what it might do. Telstra’s recent decision to form InfraCo is discussed in the context of the likely approach adopted by the government when the NBN rollout is completed.
This presentation will be hosted at the RMIT University's Swanston Academic Building (building 80) - see the following link for more information:
Mark Gregory is an Associate Professor in network engineering in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. Mark published a book on Security and the Networked Society which provides research and discussion relating to current issues surrounding telecommunications, the National Broadband Network and the Internet. He has published over 500 articles in the media on telecommunications, security and the National Broadband Network. Mark has published over 150 peer reviewed papers and carries out research in telecommunications, networking, security, public policy and risk. Dr Gregory is the Managing Editor of the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.