The NBN has changed many times in complexity and composition, but it is now running at high speed and set for completion in the next two years. What does it take to get this mammoth task done?
This presentation 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.
There has been much discussion about the various technologies used to provide broadband access in Australia; FTTN, FTTP, FTTdp, HFC etc. However, there has not been much discussion about solving the practical problems in providing these services to end-users.
The National Broadband Network is a focus of the June 2016 issue with four papers providing an insight into the nation?s largest infrastructure project. A historical paper on vibration measurement highlights how times have changed as the telecommunications networks evolve The Government?s review of the Universal Service Obligation has commenced with the Productivity Commission being tasked to inquire into how the universal service obligation might be updated to meet current and future needs.
This paper analyses the value of FTTN and FTTP along financial and non-financial dimensions. It reports on an open, public, dynamic ?value model? of FTTN and FTTP, and showcases two visual tools to enable assessment of their multiple, competing, emerging and slippery ?value dimensions?. The paper reports and compares empirically-derived FTTN and FTTP value dimensions from recent Ministerial Speeches at CommsDay Summit 2016 and Government expert reports with the value model.
On 22 June 2016, Mike Quigley, the founding CEO of NBN Co, gave an address to TelSoc on his insights into, and predictions for, the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). This article provides a brief summary of his presentation and a commentary on some of the issues raised.
The impact of the NBN on the future of Australia's connectivity, technological developments, and networked society remains an important topic. Mike Quigley was the first employee of NBN Co and its CEO for four years. He will reflect on the ups and downs of the NBN project over the past several years, and considers the various options to complete the NBN.
You too can be an NBN Retail Service Provider! This presentation will provide insights into the opportunities and challenges of the NBN. Focussing on wholesale and why it is crucial to have a thriving competitive market outside of the big 4. Also, how can a a next generation wholesaler overcome barriers to enable competition and reduce the monopolistic power in the telco market.
With the optimistic air of change that has come from a new Prime Minister, this is the time to look at a realistic option for the NBN which accepts on-budget expenditure, establishes a future-proof approach and provides the opportunity for those who want it to pay a realistic amount towards getting connected. Governments build roads, not driveways. So why should we assume anyone building a national telecommunications network should worry about connecting right up to the front door, especially for those who don?t want it.
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