Communications Alliance to host NBN summit


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013



Communications Alliance to host NBN summit

The Australian telecoms industry will convene in November to discuss the changes planned for the NBN under an Abbott government and ways to make sure the network project succeeds.

Industry body Communications Alliance and CommsDay will host ‘The NBN: Rebooted’ - a two-day workshop for industry experts and other stakeholders.

The event will take place at the Swissotel in Sydney on 18-19 November.

Experts from Australia and overseas will give presentations on topics including service provider priorities for the revised NBN, overseas rollout experiences, commercial demand pricing constructs, access technology choices and financing and co-funding opportunities.

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said the workshop will build on the input the Australian telecom industry had on the inception of the NBN project.

“In 2009 when the current NBN was announced, almost 200 industry experts from 70 different companies came together under Communications Alliance ..., 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,” he said.

“The NBN is set to evolve further under the Abbott government’s broadband policy. [This] 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.”

Image courtesy of Dushan Hanuska under CC

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