Journal

The Australian Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) NBN plan includes Fibre to the Node technology and remediating and upgrading the existing Telstra and Optus Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks. This paper discusses the migration from the MTM NBN to a Fibre to the Curb or ubiquitous Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) NBN.

April 2019

Newsletter

Australia slips in fixed broadband speeds while mobile prospers Australia has slipped five places from 55th in December to 60th in January with an average download speed of 33.28Mbps in the fixed broadband table compiled by Ookla, the company that provides the online Speedtest application for testing download and upload speeds.

6th March 2019

Journal

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.

March 2018

Journal

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.

September 2017

Journal

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...

December 2016

Journal

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...

December 2016

Journal

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).

March 2014

Journal

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.

November 2012

Journal

This article outlines the basics of IPTV technology and provide examples of its being used in a variety of situations across the educational spectrum, including tertiary education, continuing professional development (CPD), and personally tailored education services in the home for the wider community.

November 2012

Journal

This article examines the views of a selection of national governments on the desirability of ubiquitous high speed broadband and any plans or policies in place to achieve this. It notes that 82 percent of investment in 2012-17 in the world?s developed countries is estimated to be in FTTH.

February 2013