Update: Title should read 9.15am Irish Time, rather than the newspaper!
The Chief Scientist of Salesforce.com recently said that Australia’s investment in the National Broadband Network (NBN) means that it is likely that organizations would use the NBN as a ‘petrie dish’ – in other words a showcase for advanced technologies and usage cases. The rest of the world is beginning to take notice as NBNCo finalises negotiations with Telstra and Optus over the sale of existing fibre and construction work kicks off in earnest on the world’s largest infrastructure spend at A$43BN. The project is the most talked about initiative in Australian business because of its opportunity to transform business and home life in this country, where distance is an issue for so many who want to access essential education, medical and business services that we all take for granted.
For those Irish companies interested in understanding where the opportunities lie with the NBN, Paul Budde will speak at a webinar hosted by Enterprise Ireland next Wednesday, June 22nd, at 9.15am Irish Time. There are still some places available: go to https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/624226294 to register.
Who should attend the webinar?
- Those interested in learning of the challenges and drivers of spending in the Australian telecommunications market today
- Those interested in learning about the services Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchinson Australia are considering as they transition from traditional revenues to digital services
- Those interested in learning where the opportunities are for developing and selling new applications that can be delivered through the National Broadband Network
Paul Budde is the Managing Director of BuddeComm http://www.budde.com.au , an independent telecommunications research and consultancy organisation.
BuddeComm develops strategic plans for interactive services, including: Digital information and communications media, Communications and Energy Network Convergence (Smart Grid), FttH Broadband and IP-based infrastructure and Developments in the digital economy, including the building of smart communities. Paul has acted as policy adviser to Governments in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Netherlands and the UK on matters such as: open infrastructure and wholesale industry policies, national broadband infrastructure and various Senate inquiries on telecommunications regulatory issues.