Australia’s telecoms industry association, the Telecommunications Society (TelSoc), has raised serious concerns over the planned sacking of hundreds of employees by NBN Co, describing the move as a “misstep” by the company.
ICT industry executive and former Internet Australia CEO Laurie Patton says the Australian Government’s planned introduction of a coronavirus contact-tracing app poses the potential for the illegal or inappropriate use of people’s personal information, and the prospect of “catastrophic” accidents.
There was a time when it made sense to suggest to the Federal Government ways and means of upgrading the national broadband network to an all-fibre one. But that time is not now, not when the country is battling hard to keep the outbreak of a disease under control, not when the financial aid and plans that deliver it to individuals out of work should be immediate.
ICT industry executive Laurie Patton has proposed that the Federal Government immediately fund the operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, to employ suitably qualified people currently being retrenched as a result of the COVID-19 crisis - and to train and deploy them to start upgrading the FTTN connections to fibre so that everyone has access to fast broadband.
Australia’s Telecommunications Association Telsoc has repeated its call for the federal government to fast-track improvements to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure – including mobile and the National Broadband Network – as part of its response to the Coronavirus.
The newly re-elected president of Australia’s Telecommunications Association (TelSoc), Reg Coutts, says Australia has fallen “somewhat behind” its APAC neighbours in recent years in developing the technologies that will be required to flourish in the 21st century.
The chief of the Australian Smart Communities Association, Laurie Pattton, has called for multi-level government co-operation to help make Australia a world leader in the smart use of technology to improve cities and communities.
The federal government’s funding of the first grants under its Smart Cities and Suburbs Programme is indicative of the growing realisation in government circles that smart technologies will positively transform communities, according to the Australian Smart Communities Association.
The newly installed chief of the Australian Smart Communities Association, Laurie Patton, says it may be time to consider encouraging businesses and the people they employ to move to regional centres – and to turn the demand for broadband outside the capital cities into a solution, rather than seeing it as a problem.
Former Internet Australia chief executive and executive director Laurie Patton has taken up a new role as the first full-time chief executive of the Australian Smart Communities Association.
Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton says more than 600 employees of NBN Co connected with him over his campaign for “better broadband" for the national broadband network – and claims many agree with the objectives of his campaign.
The head of an organisation that represents non-dominant telecommunications carriers in Australia says there is no need for any further inquiry to find out why customers are experiencing slower speeds on the NBN than what they had with their old copper connections.
The spate of negative coverage that the NBN has received appears to have finally had some effect in Canberra, with the federal government announcing today that the Australian Communications and Media Authority would conduct research and collect data on the NBN customer experience.
Cyber security is the major concern for Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey by the Internet Society has found. Last year, cyber security was second among users' concerns.
Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton has repeated his call for the government and Opposition to come together and commit to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point for as much of the possible of the remainder of the NBN rollout.
Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has called for a bipartisan political solution to solve what he says are key problems of the national broadband network, including speed issues confronted by consumers.
Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton says unless there is a quick turnaround in thinking, the problems experienced by people who are switching to the NBN will get worse as the rollout proceeds.
Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has repeated his previous assertions that when the rollout of the national broadband network is completed in 2020, much of it will need to be rebuilt because it will be out of date.
NBN Co’s explanation on why Australia is stuck with having to pay more for the rollout of FttP services across the national broadband network, compared to other countries, doesn’t wash with one of the NBN’s staunchest critics, Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton.
Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton is demanding an apology from NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow, claiming that the latter has defamed him under parliamentary privilege.
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