Thursday, December 09, 2010

Australia - Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation has been created at Marsfield NSW

[electronics news] CSIRO and NICTA has joined forces in the launch of the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation.

The ACBI was launched on 7 December 2010 at the headquarters of CSIRO’s ICT Centre at Marsfield.

According to the organisations, the ACBI will establish a large scale testbed network of fibre, wireless and satellite. It will eventually have a national footprint and will work with industry to deliver breakthrough broadband applications.

Dr Ian Oppermann, director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre said, “With ACBI's broadband network we'll take the broadband applications we're developing out of the lab and bring them into the real world. We'll test our applications with real people, over a real network, bridging real distances between real towns."

CSIRO and NICTA are in talks with the ABC, IBM, Technicolor, Microsoft, Huawei, Hewlett Packard, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks, and claim industry support will be key to the success of the ACBI.

CSIRO and NICTA launch Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation

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