Friday, 21 September 2018 13:58

Spectrum, broadcasting, 5G all under spotlight at Radcomms

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National Maritime Museum the venue for Radcomms National Maritime Museum the venue for Radcomms

The future of broadcasting platforms to the imminent deployment of Australia’s 5G networks will be the focus of this year’s RadComms conference to be staged in Sydney by the telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, in October.

The conference — to be held on 30 and 31 October at the Australian National Maritime Museum — will bring together government and industry specialists, analysts and researchers interested in spectrum reform and future innovations, and will also look at the efficient and effective management of the country’s radiofrequency spectrum.

The ACMA released the conference program on Friday.

“From the future of broadcasting platforms to the imminent deployment of 5G networks and new satellite constellations, RadComms 2018 will give participants insight into future communications technologies, services and applications,” said ACMA member James Cameron.

“The Radcomms conference is a great example of the work the ACMA does to maximise the economic and social opportunities of spectrum for all Australians.”

ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin will deliver the opening address on 30 October, with keynote speeches by ABC chairman Justin Milne, ACCC chairman Rod Sims, and Richard Windeyer of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

They will be joined by experts from the Australian Space Agency, Broadcast Australia, Geoscience Australia, Telstra, Optus and satellite operators including Iridium, Oneweb and Viasat.

The two-day conference will include key sessions on:

  • Broadcasting futures – leaders from the TV and radio broadcasting sectors;
  • Space 2.0 – hear about the next generation of space and satellite initiatives and programs from the Australian Space Agency and Geoscience Australia;
  • Broadband futures – industry experts will explore the rapid development and deployment of 5G networks and services and related technologies; and
  • Satellite futures – the next generation of satellites are being designed and built to provide unparalleled coverage and services.

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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