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Broadband applications and commercialisation: Hospital-in-the-home and water management
Telecommunications Journal of Australia (2012)
  • Peter Cebon, Melbourne Business School
  • Adam Lodders, University of Melbourne
Abstract

Government investment in ubiquitous high-speed broadband, such as the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is often seen as putting the cart before the horse due to the lack of existing applications that can utilise the technology. From a commercialisation perspective, the NBN and its technology is not the innovation; instead it is a platform that enables innovation. Innovators can use the NBN to fundamentally transform existing products and services, or to create new ones. This paper examines two applications: hospital-in-the-home and agricultural water management, representing a sliver of the commercial and social opportunities made possible through broadband infrastructure investment.

Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Peter Cebon and Adam Lodders. "Broadband applications and commercialisation: Hospital-in-the-home and water management" Telecommunications Journal of Australia Vol. 62 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_cebon/13/