5 June 2012
Radcomms2012 kicks off tomorrow
The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s annual radiocommunications forum begins 6 June at Melbourne’s Sofitel on Collins, running for two days and boasting more than 20 expert speakers. Timely spectrum-related topics include the growing requirements of broadband mobile, satellite observations of climate change, spectrum issues and the convergence review, and space astronomy.
Over six years, the Radcomms program series have become the peak industry gathering to discuss Australian spectrum issues and future planning.
From cyclone warnings to planetary health, from galaxies to gigabits, from floods to soil fertility, radio spectrum is not only a core enabler of our modern mobile economy, but also a vital tool in understanding the world and universe around us. Allowing data access on the move and essential information on our environment, spectrum delivers in more ways than presently realised or one can imagine.
This year’s key speakers include Dr Compton Tucker, senior research scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre; Dr Georg Schone, chief technology officer, LS telcom AG; Mike Quigley, CEO NBN Co; Paul Steinberg, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions; Peter Harris, Secretary of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; James Evans, CTO Ericsson Australia & New Zealand; and Professor John Dickey, University of Tasmania.
They are just some of many leading radiocommunications and spectrum experts, including ACMA representatives, participating in RadComms2012. Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for DBCDE, will open the conference with a video address, followed by ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
Radcomms2012 will also be webcast.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Blake Murdoch on (02) 9334 7817, 0411 504 687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.