Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure - VIC Auditor General September 2013

Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure – VIC Auditor General September 2013

Telecommunications services, in particular fixed voice and mobile phones, are essential to support the delivery of government services. In 2004, the state executed contracts for the Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy (TPAMS), comprising Telecommunications Carriage Services (TCS) agreements with approved providers. The agreements aim to deliver best value to agencies for fixed voice, mobile and […]

Smart Digital Connected – Business Participation in the Digital Economy Neilsen Alcatel Lucent Report

20th Feb 2012. Smart.Digital.Connected provides a benchmark for how Australian organisations are engaging in the future digital economy, harnessing emerging communications tools. On behalf of Alcatel-Lucent, Australia, Nielsen surveyed 275 medium (20-200 staff) to large organisations (200 staff and greater) from a wide range of industry sectors. The report highlights the broad influence of digital […]

NBN – Broadening the Debate – Final Report from the Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network

10th Aug 2011. This report, from the Australian government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications, examines the impact of the proposed National Broadband Network being implemented by the Australian Government. This report seeks to contribute significantly to the national conversation by broadening the debate and the Committee greatly valued the many considered […]

Engaging Asia - Getting it Right - AIGroup March 2013

Engaging Asia – Getting it Right – AIGroup March 2011

In 2010 AsiaLink and the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) undertook a survey of Australian business knowledge, experience and confidence in Asia. Businesses surveyed include Ai Group members who employ around 750,000 staff in a range of manufacturing, construction and services sectors including: engineering, automotive, food, transport, information technology, telecommunications, call centres, labour hire, printing, […]

Australian Government National Broadband Network Inquiry – Industry Submissions

15th March 2011. The National Broadband Network inquiry undertaken by the Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications in Canberra, which is due to report by the end of August 2011, called for industry submissions as part of the process. This inquiry is focused on how the NBN will be utilised […]

State of the internet in Australia in 2011 – comScore

14th Feb 2011. This presentation, given by comScore in February 2011, provides key insights into recent internet usage trends in Australia. Click here to download the slides from the presentation The presentation examines the online audience in Australia and compares it to countries around the world. Web usage is broken down into a number of […]

NBN Independent Review – Exec Summary of Caliburn Report Released

14th Feb 2011. The Australian Government today released an independent assessment of NBN Co’s Corporate Plan which reviewed NBN Co’s key assumptions for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Only the executive summary has been released, a brief, 6 page document. Click here to read the report Press commentary of the report is mixed: “Caliburn report […]

National Broadband Network – NBN Co “Full” Business Plan Released

22nd Dec 2010. Detailed financial and operational information regarding the NBN was released today in NBN Co’s Corporate Plan, which incorporates forecasts covering a 30-year period. The plan also assumes the successful conclusion of a deal with Telstra. NBN Co today said it expects to produce an internal rate of return of 7% per annum […]

Overselling Fibre – UK Report Dispelling Productivity Myths of High Speed Broadband

29th Nov 2010. Decried by the Labor Government and upheld as important by the Liberal opposition, this US report adds to the debate about inadequate data and policy being developed to support a  cost benefit analysis of the Australian National Broadband Network. Click here to download the report Paul Budde’s commentary is an excellent summary: […]

Victorian Government Releases A$110m ICT Industry Action Plan

13th Oct 2010. Click here to download report: 2010 VIC ICT Action Plan Oct 2010 With the Victorian state election to be held 27th November 2010, the incumbent Labor government has pledged over $110 million in new funding as part of its ICT Action Plan, including funding for SMEs in a number of grants and […]