Fibre Broadband Advantages
High speed broadband Internet can facilitate new economic development and new innovation. The Internet can be seen as the 21st century transportation system like canals, roads, rail were in the past. Having high speed fibre broadband Internet will allow new services to develop around the infrastructure.
Fibre Internet Specific Advantages
- Higher upload bandwidth compared with other broadband systems. e.g. 8 Mbps
- Dedicated full speed Internet available up to 20 km from the fibre exchange.e.g. 100 Mbps.
- Fibre to the building plus LAN network in large buildings can be more cost effective per premesis.
- Internet services can be delivered across borders. e.g. VOIP telephony
- Information can be shared quickly to help research, business intelligence and innovation.
- Computing services can be accessed at high speed over large distances. e.g. remote cloud backup facilities
Smart metering can allow advancing electrical load monitoring, load adjustments in real time and smarter tariffs. This can control electrical peaks better and save on infrastructure building for short peaks. Distributed electrical storage can be controlled to help meet peak demands. Electrical efficiency can be monitoring and adjusted in real time with instant feedback. Electrical pricing signals and consumer response in terms of electical use to these signals can be done automatically. Renewable energy providers can also send signals relating to thier current generating levels. End user non critical electrical devices can be controlled by multiple off peak level tariffs. e.g. Clothes dryer on off peak.
Health monitoring and remote patient to doctors consultation possibilities exist with high speed broadband. Patient health can be monitored over the Internet in real time. Doctors, specialists and patients can consult over video conference links in high definition. Patient test results can be distributed quickly to patient carer. Scans can be sent to specialist for analysis in different regions or even countries. Medical work can be distributed to where capacity exists to improve patient response times. Patient follow up consultations using video conferencing can reduce patient transport required. Nursing homes can video conference hospitals to review care requirements. Broadband technologies can be used to reduce the number of hospitals visits required. Smart grid monitoring of household energy consumption can be used as a non invasive means of monitoring occupant health. A medical education system called Supercourse provides a global health education including over 3000 leatures is available free on the Internet. Social and legal frameworks need to be created to allow e-Health to operate to its potential. Security of patient information across the Internet can be designed into new e-Health products.
Traffic information can be collected and distributed in real time to manage traffic congestion and help with future planning. Commuters can be given information to help with route planning and reduce time and fuel wastage. Accidents can be reduced with real time conditions given back to drivers. Public transport times can be updated in real time to help commuters schedule there time. Real time analysis of traffic in terms of vehicle speed, seperation and conditions requires a high speed network. Video conferencing can reduce transport congestion, travel costs, accomadation costs and lost productivity due to travel. Teleworking or telecottaging can reduce the need for travel time to city offices.
E-learing can now be performed with better interaction between students, teachers, administration, regions and nations. New forms of education delivery can be achieved via music, video and web content. Cloud computing can provide computing education resources to a wide audience efficiently. Select university course modules are now available via the Internet. Universities are also using course subject newsgroups to help with education feedback and discussion. Some library resourses can now be distributed via the Internet. e-Books and Books 24x7 can provide literature electronically saving some costs and time for distribution. Internet services such as Google Scholar and Google Books can help with references for assignments. Tutoring services can be provided across the globe using high speed broadband. Home schooling can use Internet resourses to suppliment local resourses. Virtual classrooms can allow the educator and thier computer to be seen by the students with audio and online feedback. Video lectures can be distributed using services such as You Tube. Real time video lectures can be streamed using bandwidth efficient Multicast distribution. Future education of teachers can be enhanced using fast broadband. Language subject can use audio across the Internet if the speed is sufficient. Person to person Instant Messaging can be used for student and teacher interaction independant of location.
Cloud Computing benefits with NBN
- Small to Medium business can access new shared scalable Cloud computing services.
- Applications such as email, web hosting, virtual machines, online application can be provided.
- Computing resources can be paid for in a as needed model.
- Web resources can be changed to invidual business market demand quickly.
- Remote server virtual machines are available for less than 20 cents per hour.
ICT Skills of Importance with NBN
- Being able to create ICT and business strategies using the advantages of an NBN.
- Being able to work with cloud services.
- Understanding VOIP on and small and large scale.
- Seeing if business processes can be adapted to efficient electronic information services.
- Capitalising new opportunities that NBN broadband speed will provide.
Use the NBN to your advantage.