Michael Ackland | General Manager, Government and Strategic Projects
Vocus Group

Michael Ackland, General Manager, Government and Strategic Projects, Vocus Group

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the IT, Power, Construction and Telecommunications industries with companies including Powercor, ETSA, Leighton Contractors, Nextgen Networks and now Vocus. He has held senior leadership roles in the development of key regional and international fibre assets including: 
•    The rollout of 9,000km of optic fibre cable across Australia in 2010-11 in partnership with the Commonwealth Government under the Regional Backbone BlackSpots Program
•    The 2,100km North West Cable System from Darwin to Port Hedland 2014-2016
•    The Australia Singapore Cable 2017-2018
•    The Coral Sea Cable System, delivered in November 2019, on behalf of the Governments of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia,  connecting Sydney, Honiara and Port Moresby     

With a deep understanding of the economic drivers that support investing in telecommunications infrastructure as well as the transformational benefits it brings communities, Michael continues to drive for infrastructure based competition to support the needs and demands of end users into the future.

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Day 2 @ 15:35

Bridging the digital divide - with fibre’

  • Regional Australia is more connected than ever – but the digital divide still gets deeper
  • Policy solutions to regional telecommunications are piecemeal and duplicative
  • What will it take to not only improve connectivity in regional areas, but also incentivise private investment?
last published: 21/Oct/20 11:35 GMT
last published: 21/Oct/20 11:35 GMT
last published: 21/Oct/20 11:35 GMT

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