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The pay TV business is under threat in the US. Viewers are "cutting the cord". What direction with Foxtel take in Australia - compete with the OTT guys or become a telco?

Fibre to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) is a broadband access network technology that encompasses fibre to the street lead-in pit at the front fence, with an average copper lead-in length of 30m. FTTdp promises very high VDSL2 capability, with easy upgrading to G.fast or individual FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) on an on-demand basis. The network capability of FTTdp is thus very close to the capability of a full FTTP deployment. Cost savings compared to FTTP promise to be substantial ? a possible $12 billion in savings for the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). For these and other reasons, FTTdp is recommended as a more cost-effective solution than Fibre to the Node for the NBN.

Swinburne Online provides a model of online education that adheres to state of the art research. It uses Gilly Salmon's five stage model of online learning combined with a supportive environment for learners. The venture to date has seen a rapid development of online courses but has not been without challenges.

Much has been written about a reported high cost of the NBN. This paper looks at some of its benefits that are helping to make Tasmania potentially as much a centre of the economic world as London, New York, Sydney or Melbourne.

This paper provides an overview of presentations and discussion at the October 2012 ?Converging on an NBN Future? symposium held at the University of Canberra. The paper notes the need for increased digital literacy across society, industry and governments. Policy issues are discussed and recommendations made for advancing the NBN.

The New Zealand Government Ultrafast Broadband Initiative has been in progress now for a little over two years. This paper provides a brief review of three of the ways the UFB is being used to enhance the outcomes for business, education and healthcare. Residential take up is slow ...

The National Broadband Network is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia?s history and will forever change the telecommunications landscape in Australia.  The NBN is expected to deliver high speed broadband services to all Australians no matter where they live, and through it, structurally reform the telecommunications sector.

Peter Triantafilou

When: 

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 - 05:30pm AEDT

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