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ACBI is a national research initiative connecting people to the benefits of broadband through innovative services. It is led by CSIRO in conjunction with National ICT Australia (NICTA), NBN Co with funding support from the NSW and Tasmanian Governments. Read More >>

Broadband Impacts Report:

The ‘Broadband Impact and Challenges’ report provides fresh insights and evidence to better understand the impact and opportunities offered by next generation broadband as well as advice on the necessary steps needed to mitigate the associated risks. It was compiled out of key findings from comprehensive community surveys, interviews with businesses and thought leaders as well as detailed analyses of existing data sources and peer-reviewed economic and social research. Read more here >>

Australia’s big broadband ‘app-ortunity’

Industry experts award A$65,000 in prizes to the nation’s most innovative app ideas.

Alarms which send you mobile alerts warning of smoke detected in your house and tele-health systems which help to measure home-based breathing exercises for patients suffering from chronic disease are just some of the potential applications available over next generation broadband networks, according to a new report released today by the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI).


The future of farming

We’re collaborating with the University of New England (UNE) to develop technology for the smart farm of the future and realise the potential of the digital economy for the Australian agricultural industry. Read More >>

The ‘Smart Farming: leveraging the impact of broadband and the digital economy’ report outlines initial research findings from Smart Farming projects, which indicate smart farming productivity benefits.
Read More and Download the report here >>

Want to understand the potential of Broadband Connected Homes?

The Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation has just released a report on Broadband Connected Homes: Opportunities for developing broadband applications and services. The report is designed to help businesses, government agencies and software developers better understand  the potential to design new applications and services that can be used in homes that are being connected to next generation broadband services such as the NBN.

The report describes the changing environment of the broadband connected home, the technologies that are affecting it, and its capacity to support new applications and services.  This includes the new capabilities and features of NBN and home networks, the increasing range of connected devices being used in the home, and some of the development platforms for applications.  It is the ability to leverage all these different aspects of a connected home that will enable successful new applications and services.

The report has been commissioned by the ACBI to capture some of the concepts discussed by a group of industry experts earlier in the year at its Broadband Apps Day on Broadband Connected Homes.  The report has been written by Tim Barrett who has had extensive experience in developing smart home services and systems in North America, Europe and Australia.

Download the document here >>   (1.88 MB)

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