Issue No 24: 30 August 2017
Space Industry Reform
The Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) of Communications Alliance has proposed a framework of structural and policy changes designed to revitalise Australia’s multi-billion dollar space industry.
The submission discusses the push for the creation of an Australian Space Agency and urges Government to take action in a range of other areas, including the creation of an overall vision for the Australian space industry, coordination of Government agencies and the development of better mechanisms for industry input to space policy development.
SSWG Chair and Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said industry welcomed the review and looked for to close engagement in its work.
The SSWG is a group of 21 companies active in the space sector in Australia and focused in particular on the commercial communications satellite industry. Membership of the SSWG includes commercial satellite operators, satellite manufacturers and equipment suppliers, ground infrastructure suppliers, installers and operators, consultants and independent experts.
Industry proposal to update the National Construction Code
Communications Alliance is proposing changes to the National Construction Code (formerly the Australian Building Code) to facilitate access to telecommunications services in customer premises. New requirements for pathways and spaces for telecommunications cables and equipment are being proposed for single and multiple dwelling units (SDUs and MDUs) which includes houses, townhouses and villas, hotels, schools, offices, shops and aged care facilities. This will allow the necessary access for Carriers to install their infrastructure up to the network boundary at which point it then connects to the customer cabling.
Reminder to Telecommunications Service Providers
A reminder to industry of the requirements in the NBN Access Transfer Code (C647:2017), Connect Outstanding Code (C617:2017) and NBN FTTB/N Migration Processes Industry Guidance Note, for the provision of service provider contact details to be logged on secure contact matrices maintained by Communications Alliance. The use of the matrices will assist industry in resolving any customer authorisation queries or fault issues in a timely manner. Industry are urged to confirm if their contact details are up to date, or to check if they are participating under these Codes and are required to log their details..
ITU Telecom World 2017
The ITU Telecom World 2017, will be held from 25-28 September 2017 in Busan, Republic of Korea. This is an annual event organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialised agency for ICTs. This year’s event will be hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea.