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AusInnovate: NBN Conference 2011 - Professor Rod Tucker, IBES


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  • 1. The Need for the NBN:Innovation for a Broadband-Enabled Future Rod Tucker
  • 2. Telecoms Progress over 160 Years P Latest Research Demonstration 2011
  • 3. Fibre-Enabled Broadband Network Global Network Home Network ISP Cloud Home Security Health Automation Telephony LightingServices ProviderProvider Health Water/EnergyHome Security Monitoring Management Provider Broadband Fibre Appliances Network PC Entertainment Content Phone Climate Smart Provider Grid Video Control Power WiFi Education Provider Meter Data Grid Management The killer application is … Retail Service Providers all the applications
  • 4. Why Fibre? • Consumes no power WiFi/Femto-cell • Future-proof • 104 + times higher capacity Fiber to the Fibre Premises Splitter (FTTP) Fibre Fiber to the Cu Node Fibre Cabinet (FTTN) Fibre WirelessTelephone FibreExchange Coaxial Cable Hybrid Fibre Coax RF Amp (HFC)
  • 5. Connected Home – 2007 Vision Online travel  Online  200 kb/s shopping 200 kb/s Social  networking Gaming 200 kb/s 1 Mb/s SD video  Email streaming 50 kb/s 400 kb/sApologies to: Telstra Bigpond Total: 2 Mb/s 
  • 6. Connected Home – 2015 Vision E‐education Tele‐ 10 Mb/s commuting 10 Mb/s Advanced  Gaming  Social  10 Mb/s networking 2 Mb/s Femto‐Cell 2 Mb/s 3D HD video  Online  streaming shopping 12 Mb/s 4 Mb/s“Video, video, video, video.”…..Cisco Total: 50 Mb/s 
  • 7. IBES Innovation EcosystemIndustry Partners Researchers Sociology Economics Medicine Dentistry Built Environment IBES Sociology Philosophy Anthropology Performing Education Arts Linguistics Earth Sciences Social Work Engineering and Psychology Computer Science Collaborators
  • 8. IBES Test-bed: Supporting Innovation • Trialling of  innovations in a real‐life networking environment  • End user, access, aggregation and transport components • Can be configured in a variety of ways to allow almost any network topology and  architecture to be simulated Demonstration in the Test-bedTest -bed architecture
  • 9. IBES ResearchAligning research and industry interests to drive innovation in broadband applications to  deliver seamless experiences for the benefit of society. End Users Applications Technology
  • 10. Understanding the End User• Technology for technology sake  does not always drive uptake• Research is needed into end‐ user behaviour: • Workplace practises • Socio‐economic status • Heritage • Place of residence• Related IBES research include: • Longitudinal study • Use of ICT by Not for Profits • Barriers to adoption in  business
  • 11. Applications Education and  Health and  Learning WellbeingBusiness and Service  Social Infrastructure  Transformation and Community
  • 12. Ageing WellOver the next 45 years the number of Australians over 65 is expected to doubleThere are currently over 50,000 socially isolated Victorians over 65 years old. This number will increase to 75,000 by 2020.There are approx 175,000 residential aged care places, accounting for 6.5% total health expenditure Naufal, R. (2008). Addressing Social Isolation Amongst Older Victorians Department of Planning and Community Development
  • 13. Tele-Stroke Approximately 48,000 strokes annually in  Australia, costing $2.14 billion a year75% of Australian hospitals are unable to provide acute stroke treatment Ref: National Stroke Foundation
  • 14. Uni TV• 1 million students attend  Australian Universities• Generational changes in  technology use impacting on  Universities around the world• UniTV provides content  distribution for specialised  subject matter with interactive  applications and virtual  workspaces Ref:
  • 15. Tele-Dentistry• Older people living in residential  aged care are a significant risk group  for dental diseases• Only 11 percent of aged care  residents have seen a dentist in the  past year• IBES is developing techniques for  remote examination of patients and  increasing their access to dental  services
  • 16. Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications• A collaboration between the University of  Melbourne and Bell Labs• Funded by Alcatel‐Lucent, Victorian State  Government and the University of Melbourne• $10 million funding over 3 years• R&D of new technologies for energy‐efficiency o Telecommunications o Cloud computing o Wireless networks
  • 17. Some projects• Cloud computing, content distribution and information logistics• Energy efficiency of next generation networks• Internet services energy star rating• Energy‐efficient wireless networks• Ultra‐low‐energy access networks
  • 18. Telepresence and Business TravelAir Travel Business Meeting ~200 kg/person return Melbourne SydneyVideo Conferencing 2 X 0.1 Gb/s for 8 hours = 1 TB ~2 kg/person
  • 19. Challenges and Opportunities• Convincing the naysayers that the “broadband revolution” has only just begun.• Demonstrate convincing examples of wired and wireless broadband applications that can change the way we live, work, and play.• Place Australia at the forefront of digital Innovation.• Provide real improvements to the quality of our lives.