Introduction Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and distinguished guests. It is a pleasure to be here today delivering the TelSoc Charles Todd Oration. Many eminent people have delivered this oration over the years, so I am honoured to have been asked to deliver this today. TelSoc plays such a valuable role in our local telecommunications industry in promoting the discussion around the development of the telecommunications industry here in Australia.
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.
This paper considers what the government of the day should do with the NBN after the NBN is built and fully operational in 2022. It discusses four options for the ownership of NBN Co beyond 2022 and describes arguments for and against each option.
This paper provides an introduction to telecommunications policy in Canada, outlining the regulatory and legislative environment governing the provision of telecommunications services in the country and describing basic characteristics of its retail telecommunications services market. Drawing from regulatory and policy documents, the focus is on broad trends, central policy objectives and major players involved in Canada?s telecommunications infrastructure.
This article describes the telecommunications market in Poland, and explores the organisation and infrastructure of Poland?s networks as well as the evolution of this sector within the last few decades. It attempts to put a number of issues in the Polish experience in perspective. This can be used to focus further efforts in both Poland and in other nations.
This paper reports on a review of Australian political party websites and presents a case study on the redesign of the Dignity for Disability website as a roadmap for web developers on practical strategies for redesigning websites to meet international web accessibility guidelines.
In the lead-up to the Australian federal election in September 2013, there is huge and often bitter controversy over the potential benefits and disadvantages of each policy. TJA has assembled an NBN Policy Panel of four experienced commentators, ranging in their political sympathies from "centre left to centre right" – and none of them uncritical supporters of either policy. Their disciplines span the engineering, economics and marketing of broadband telecommunications.
The September issue provides an interesting look at the National Broadband Network: and how it is perceived to have problems that need to be resolved; how telecommunications is having an effect on the lives of Australians, with discussion on how older Australians engage with online news; and how mobile phone use in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is a balance between opportunity and affordability. Papers on future digital service delivery and metadata retention provide...