seen the initial makeup of the initial so called Expert Taskforce, I
produced a substantial
19 page Submission to the DCITA in August 2007 to respond to their
Terms Of Reference for the proposed NBN, requesting that the existing
Expert Panel be immediately replaced by those that had relevant expertise
in the telecommunications arena. Apart from that, this TOR was
riddled with political and economic waffle, and my response attempted to
eliminate the waffle and rethink the national Business Model because the
one put forward in the TOR was in my opinion fundamentally flawed and used
obsolete and inappropriate technologies.
must have happened because that so-called "Expert Taskforce" was
dissolved and replaced, and very
fortunately, in March 2008 the new "Expert Panel" on the
National Broadband Network put out a Request for Information and I
provided a 36 page comprehensive
submission that covered many areas on the 25th March 2008 including:
historical chart showing the changes in telecommunications
technologies over the past 100 years with the technologies bound into
nominal 5-year slots.
misunderstanding about the term Publicly Switched Telecommunications
need to develop a completely range of expertise based around optical
fibre and Internet protocols for the new line of field staff to enter
the telecomms industry.
need to closely look at the current ACCC Telecomms report and
recognise that the report is not aligning with the network
technologies and how these networks interconnect.
that the Demographic Languages as used in the ABS do not correlate
with the Telecom-ese Languages used in the Telecomms world and because
of that there is a large degree of misinterpretation.
the Engineers Australia Report 13 and realise that their report is
scathing because the infrastructure has literally been left to fall
into disrepair while maximising profits for shareholders.
that Australia's Golden Boomerang is the one area where telecomms
infrastructure is both competitive and multi-duplicated - and this
does not give a cost effective result.
that Australia's Internet infrastructure is heavily biased from
overseas Servers as the source material, and that Australia needs to
act proactively to reverse to information flow so that Australia
becomes a Source of Information and not a Sink of Information.
that ADSL is a very stop gap-technology and that it is useless in
anywhere but CBD situations.
that HFC has a much larger footprint than ADSL and that HFC is being
that the Universal Services Obligation (USO) has not worked and that a
radically different approach is necessary.
that if the Country needs to be connected, then the Country needs a
high capacity Internet Backbone Backhaul infrastructure so that
non-metropolitan areas can connect with the Internet with business
that Australia's Telecommunications infrastructure needs to move on
from the Competitive Regime and move this back into a sub-government
body so that its focus aligns with that of the users and not of the
a high capacity inland Backhaul infrastructure to connect non-metro
communities into Internet.
inland mirrored servers to remove traffic demands from
the proliferation of ADSL equipment in any form.
the remaining copper pairs as paired to increase current ADSL speed
introduce FTTP as the nominal way to provide Broadband
out ADSL and HFC.
plenty of new field staff with Optical Fibre and Internet Protocol
skills for the future.
Very unsurprisingly, the
Expert Panel merely acknowledged this submission and then filed the
Submission into the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital
Economy (DBCDE) Archives, and by about July 2009 this archive area was
wiped from the DBCDE Website!
Expert Panel may well have been experts, but I do not believe that their
expertise was in Telecommunications, else they would have come up with my
set of conclusions in less than a few days.