Issue No 2 - 3 February 2015



  • White Noise Launch - 5 February 2015
  • Rewind/Fast Forward 25 March 2015 - Register here
  • The NBN: Rebooted – "Managing Interference in a Vectored VDSL2 environment final"   - 17 and 18 November 2014 - Presentations here
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Rewind/Fast Forward - Celebrate the Internet's 20th anniversary


Communications Alliance invites you to SAVE THE DATE for Rewind/Fast Forward, a one-day event celebrating 20 years in of the commercial internet in Australia on Wednesday 25 March 2015 in Sydney.

Take a stroll down memory lane as we Rewind through the last twenty years, and Fast Forward to make predictions for the next ten, is a series of short, sharp presentations with plenty of question time.

  • Hear from the leaders who carved out their career at the coal face of the industry
  • Brace yourself for the next round of disruptive challenges and opportunities for your business
  • Gain an insight into what future technologies will offer our communities
  • Rewind to review and understand the most significant trends of the last two decades
  • Fast forward to get a glimpse of the future from those who are inventing it
  • Meet innovation giants from the last two decades, up and coming innovators, enterprise digital strategists being disruptive online, and the biggest names in the Internet industry.

Rewind/Fast Forward
When: Wednesday 25 March, 2015, 9am-5.30pm (followed by drinks and networking)
Where: Doltone House on Hyde Park, Sydney
Cost: $330 (inlc GST) ** special rate for Communications Alliance members: $220 (incl GST) **
Web: www.rewindfastforward.com.au/2015/

To register, please call SlatteryIT on 02 9280 3677 

CA Members
White Noise Launch - communications regulation in 2015

Hosted by Baker-Logo

Baker & McKenzie invites CA Members to the launch of the second edition of White Noise: An Overview of Current Issues Facing the Australian Communications Sector. In its second edition, White Noise is a print and eBook publication released by Baker & McKenzie in conjunction with leading legal content provider LexisNexis.

With the sector facing many technological and policy challenges ahead in 2015, it is critical for participants to remain up to date on the regulatory and policy environment. White Noise provides a single, comprehensive but concise reference point in these changing times.

Speaking at the event will be, Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance and James Halliday, Partner, Baker & McKenzie.

Thursday 5 February 2015 9.30am until 11.00am
Baker & McKenzie - Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney


  • 'Unleashing the potential of communications' - Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications
    Paul will focus on the economic importance of communications, the various constraints that are holding back that potential, and the key priorities for the Government in the sector.
  • ‘Key regulatory issues in 2015’ - John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance
    John will present on the Communication Alliance's perspective on the year ahead. He will comment on the industry's position on some of the important regulatory proposals currently under consideration.
  • 'Trending issues in communication regulation for 2015’ - James Halliday, Partner, Baker & McKenzie 
    James will give an overview of trends in communications regulation for the year ahead with reference to White Noise.

This session will cover key lookouts for carriers and industry players in 2015 including in relation to the new data retention scheme and the continued rollout of the NBN.

To RSVP or for more information please contact Simone Hunjak, Events Advisor Baker & McKenzie
+61 2 8922 5377 simone.hunjak@bakermckenzie.com

white-noiseFor more information on White Noise: An Overview of Current Issues Facing the Australian Communications Sector second edition, please click here.

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