Menu
Experts tackle NBN at national workshop

Experts tackle NBN at national workshop

Communications Alliance hosts workshop to discuss the roll-out of the NBN

Telco experts from Australia’s leading companies are set to join forces to devise the best way forward for the NBN roll-out under a coalition government.

The Communications Alliance has partnered with Communications Day to host ‘The NBN: Rebooted’, a national workshop designed to help industry government and stakeholders work cohesively to maximise the value and success of the NBN.

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the two day event, to be held in Sydney on November 18-19, but is yet to confirm his attendance.

The workshop comes as the new government looks to overhaul NBN Co and with it, Labor’s Fibre-to-the-Home plan.

The workshop will feature expert speakers from Australia and abroad and will examine overseas roll out experiences, commercial demand pricing constructs, mobility, access technology and financing and co-funding opportunities.

Communications alliance chief executive John Stanton said the initiative was a logical extension of the way the telecommunications industry had sought to nourish the potential of the NBN since its inception.

“In 2009 when the current NBN was announced, almost 200 industry experts from 70 different companies came together under the Communications Alliance and formed seven working groups, which between them wrote the original reference architecture for the network and grappled with a wealth of operational and technical issues on behalf of the then-fledgling NBN Co.

More than 600 pages of detailed literature was produced to ensure the network would operate not just as high-speed infrastructure, but rather as a platform for next generation telco services.

“The NBN is set to evolve further under the Abbott Government’s broadband policy and The NBN: Rebooted workshop will be a valuable opportunity for stakeholders to come together to reflect on what we have learned from the rollout to date, and the planning needed to ensure that we can generate collective success during the next chapters,” Stanton said.

Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia.

Follow Us

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags the communications allianceJohn Stantonabbott governmentcommunications daycommunications minister malclom turnbullNBN

Upcoming

Slideshows

IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)

IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)

Nutanix recently held its customer and channel event, .NEXT, in Sydney. The event, held at the Sheraton on the Park saw attendance from more than 150 channel and technology partners and customers. It was the first in a series of events Nutanix is holding in A/NZ in August and September, the objective of which is to brief partners and customers on “what’s next” in the design and management of datacentre technology.

IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)
IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)

IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)

Some of the sponsors of ARN's inaugural EDGE 2015 event got together at the ARN office for a debrieef of the event. Over some drinks and cheese, these attendees got an update on some key statistics that arose from the EDGE event and discussed potential topics and improvements that can be made at next year's event.

IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)
IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

ARN hosted a distributor roundtable at Cafe Del Mar in Sydney, at which attendees and their partners discussed the changing role of the traditional IT distributor. They spoke about the challenges of digital disruption, the blurring lines of the channel in the age of digital transformation, and examined the ever-evolving business models. This roundtable was sponsored by Distribution Central, Exclusive Networks, Rhipe, and Hemisphere Technologies. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

iasset.com is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales, marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

Show Comments