What is mNet Corporation?

What is mNet Corporation?

University of South Australia Encounter 2002 Lecture Series Hawke Centre, University of South Australia Explorations in Telecommunications: Seeking New Frontiers by Professor Michael Miller Professor Emeritus, University of South Australia March 2002 1 University of South Australia Encounter 2002 1802 - Baudin had no means of knowing that Flinders

was in the area - no telecommunications existed How have telecommunications developments changed our society in 200 years? Benefits from British & French engineering Analogies with todays new social experiment in communications mNet project - Adelaide as the hub of a new encounter likely to once again transform social & business practices March 2002 2 University of South Australia Early History of Telecoms 1680 - English physicist, Robert Hooke - concept of visual telegraph systems 1780 - put into practice by French engineer - Claude Chappe

230km line of optical telegraph stations from Paris to Lille whole of France systems proved of great military advantage March 2002 3 University of South Australia March 2002 4 University of South Australia Early History of Telecoms (cont) UK - mid 19th century - electric telegraphs began to appear US -1845 - Samuel Morse - Washington to Baltimore

South Australia - Charles Todd - 1855 - Adelaide to Port Adelaide - 1872 - overland telegraph to Darwin US - 1890- Elisha Gray & Alexander Graham Bell patents March 2002 5 University of South Australia March 2002 6 University of South Australia Recent Decades 1960s & 1970s - founding of the Internet How have telecommunications developments changed our society in 200 years? Benefits from British & French engineering

Analogies with todays new social experiment in communications mNet project - Adelaide as the hub of a new encounter likely to once again transform social & business practices March 2002 7 University of South Australia New Worlds -The Founding of the Internet A network: - a number of computers or other telecom devices use a shared medium to communicate eg ethernet system. An intranet - two or more networks connected through intermediary systems

Typical Small Network March 2002 8 University of South Australia What is the Internet? The Internet: with a capital I is the global internetwork that links businesses, universities, schools and public and private users. All messages/data are transmitted across the Internet use the Internet Protocol (IP)

A large part of the data also uses the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) - hence TCP/IP World Wide Web (WWW) : the browsing service/interface that enables access across the Internet to a highly distributed, global, multi-media database March 2002 9 University of South Australia Total worldwide network demand Gbps

27645 30000 25000 20000 Data 15000 11328 Voice 10000 948

5000 135 0 1996 1107 273 1997 1294 588 1998 1511 1572 1999

4451 1766 2000 2063 2001 2411 2002 Source: Insight Research Corp, May 1998 March 2002 10 University of South Australia

Wireless access to the web will be the catalyst for a revolution of the Internet which is as profound as the impact of the original wired Internet circa 1994. www.gartner.com Mobility is the future of the Internet March 2002 11 University of South Australia The mNet Australia Project March 2002 12 University of South Australia

Snapshot - the mNet project $9.23 million from the Australian Government $24m in-kind from the mNet partners, to: Establish wireless communication networks Undertake advanced wireless research Support development of applications The network is part of a $30+ million project to make Australian companies key players in the next wave of the Internet. March 2002 13 University of South Australia Snapshot - the mNet network Core network 3G cellular mobile radio base stations along North Terrace in Adelaide Base stations linked by optical fibre

Wireless LANs covering selected buildings and spaces Regional node Cellular network extended to Whyalla - to explore the delivery of health and education services to regional areas March 2002 14 University of South Australia mNet location of core network North Terrace, Adelaide. A well defined microcosm of business, cultural and recreational activity.

Retail Entertainment Government Health Finance Education Cultural Tourism Residential. March 2002 15 University of South Australia

mNet Stakeholders 3 universities: Australian Developers: University of South Australia Aspect Computing Adelaide University BetterHealth Global Flinders University Chimo

3 Carriers: DSpace Telstra, Agile & Airnet Multinational ICT Companies: Alcatel, Cisco, Compaq, CSC & Motorola Imagination Entertainment Knowledge South Medical Communications Associates Also: SA Govt, Playford Centre & The City of Adelaide March 2002 16

University of South Australia mNet Research Programs To develop core intellectual property: Examples: Wireless LAN deployment in wide area networks Connection handover 3G/wLAN Third generation network architectures Research to support 3G application development Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) mNet Corporation will commission research into the practical issues that emerge in the deployment of advanced networks. March 2002 17 University of South Australia mNet Industry Programs

To support application development in 6 areas: Conventions & Tourism (eg WCIT 2002) Tele-health & other Health Informatics City E-business / mobile commerce Education New media & entertainment Intelligent Transport The mNet network will enable Australian commercial developers to profit from an investment in developing new mobile Internet applications and services

March 2002 18 University of South Australia Encounters in 2002 New adventures in telecommunications m.Net -an advanced Mobile Internet research environment development of applications and services for the new economy in a modern society Support for the commercialisation of Australian mobile Internet technologies and applications Positioning Australia to profit from leadership in the application of next generation telecommunications technology March 2002 19

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