CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

Summary: The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.


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  • (Credit: Josh Taylor/ZDNet Australia)

    NICTA has developed a "social" set-top box that combines ABC's iView television replay service with social media applications. Users can share their favourite shows on Facebook and the box will recommend shows based on previous viewing habits.

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    Attendees of the launch were given a demonstration of some of the applications in development at the centre.

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    A smart transport traffic control application developed by NICTA.

Topics: Broadband, Emerging Tech, Government, Government AU, NBN


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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  • Bring it on, just think in about 5 years from now we could have setups like this and the bad smell of inferior technologies like adsl & wireless will finally start to dissipate.
    Hubert Cumberdale
  • No thanks, just TV, telephone, security back to base, smart house, internet will do for me!
    Blank Look
  • the last image isn't öne of the many satellites, it's a radiotelescope belonging to ATNF which shares the Marsfield site. This technology doesn't use satellites
  • Hi. Yes, of course you're right.

    Suzanne Tindal.
    News Editor.