Phil Smith You may be surprised to know that Australian residential fibre access to not exclusive to the nbn, and that competitive access has been in place since before the nbn.
The TelSoc is privileged to host Phil Smith from Opticom, an Australian pioneer in deployment of fibre explain the competitive fibre access environment in Australia and outline the pros and cons in the existing model.
OptiComm is Australia?s leading independent telecommunications carrier, specialising in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks for residential and business developments.
Phil has worked in the ICT industry since 1974 initially as an engineer and support manager and later in sales and marketing. Phil has worked for extended periods in New Zealand, England, Hong Kong and China as well as 4 years working in country NSW supplying ICT solution to Local Government.
Phil has worked with Sperry Univac, Unisys, ICL, Fujitsu and Jtec before joining the FTTP industry in 2005 and in 2006, co-founded OptiComm.
Phil is chair the NBN Early Stage Deployment Working Group at Communications Alliance, a member of the Communications Alliance Operations Council and a member of the UDIA and has spoken at many Australian and international FTTP seminars and conferences.
OptiComm is a wholesale access carrier specializing in the rollout of fibre-to-the-premises solutions to Greenfield developments and was instrumental in the rollout of Stage 1 of NBN Tasmania.