NBN — tackling the questions

Summary:Hot on the heals of the release of a new Communications Alliance discussion paper, Phil Dobbie spoke to four industry players to tackle some of the fundamental questions that the industry, and hopefully the government, are asking.

This week the Communications Alliance released its second industry discussion paper on the National Broadband Network. It follows two industry forums held in Sydney and Melbourne on the 19th and 20th of May. The discussion paper identifies the work areas that the industry needs to flesh out over the next six to nine months as the government undertakes its own Implementation Study.

There are a multitude of questions that need to be answered, from what is built, how it is managed, and the roles of players in the industry and how it is regulated.

Hot on the heels of the release of the new paper Phil Dobbie spoke to four industry players to tackle some of the fundamental questions that the industry, and hopefully the government, are asking.

On the call are:

  • Gary McLaren from McLaren Williams, author of the Communications Alliance discussion paper.
  • Paul Fletcher, previously advisor to Senator Alston and former head of Regulatory Affairs for Optus.
  • Ravi Bhatia, the CEO of Primus Telecom.
  • Steve Dalby, the chief regulatory officer at iiNet.

Let us know what you think of the process and whether you enjoy this panel discussion format.

Topics: NBN, Broadband, Optus, Telcos

About

Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.

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