Australia is set to be the world’s most connected continent following the completion of the nbn™ network rollout in 2020, according to a report developed by Western Sydney University.
The "gen nbn™: 2020 and beyond" report, commissioned by nbn™, provides an in-depth analysis into how advancements in technology and nationwide access to fast broadband will transform all aspects of the Australian way of life.
It predicts ‘gen nbn™’, Australia’s newest and most connected generation, will benefit from better business opportunities and flexible-working arrangements as well as access to leading education and healthcare services.
Our vision is to build a world-class broadband network that ensures greater connectivity for all Australians.
Lead researcher, Liam Magee from Western Sydney University said, "The completion of the nbn™ network can see Australia become the world’s most connected continent in terms of broadband access, affordability and speed tiers. Our research shows this will help to build a stronger national economy, provide better career pathways, optimise the delivery of innovative healthcare services and implement sustainable futures for our cities and regional towns."
Having ubiquitous fast broadband will accelerate the takeup of new technologies and modes of working. The report predicts the 'Internet of Everything' will penetrate every facet of day-to-day life. There will be rapid growth in medical innovations, regional towns will develop more business hubs, and there will be creation of new job classes, especially in the field of robotics, AI, education and bio-sciences.