- Department of Communications and the Arts (Australia)
- Government of Papua New Guinea
- Government of Samoa
- Government of Vanuatu
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (New Zealand)
- Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Samoa)
- Ministry for Economic Reforms, Science and Technology (Sri Lanka)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand)
- Northern Territory Government (Australia)
- Pacific Island Forum Secretariat
- Productivity Commission (Australia)
- Wellington Regional Council
We support Government in examining the implications of policy settings in an environment of dynamic technological change.
Creating a strategic tool for exploring policy issues
We developed a strategic issues framework for the Australian Department of Communications to assist with identifying and analysing emerging issues and trends in the communications sector. The framework is a conceptual model, providing a flexible and easy-to-use vehicle for mapping future trends and engaging with stakeholders, improving accessibility and interaction within government.
Advising on submarine cable procurement
We provided commercial advisory services for a Government Ministry, assisting with procurement of a submarine cable solution. We developed a detailed business case and economic analysis of several options, including independent build scenarios and offerings from commercial third party ventures. Our results formed part of the commercial advice and recommendations.
Encouraging private sector uptake of high speed broadband
For a local Government organisation we undertook a study on the business case for high speed broadband uptake and application by the private sector. The objective of the project was to identify how barriers to uptake can be overcome, as well as present a rational business case as a tool to achieve this.
Economic analysis peer review for a public safety mobile broadband network
For the Productivity Commission of Australia, we conducted a peer review of its economic analysis of a public safety mobile broadband (PSMB) network in Australia under various options, including the reservation of dedicated spectrum for that purpose. We found that the Commission’s methodology and assumptions were in general reasonable for Australian conditions, but recommended that some inputs be reviewed or assessed via sensitivity testing, in particular where information is uncertain due to the lack of PSMB applications and comparable networks.
Assessing the impact of the Pacific Regional Digital Strategy
On behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, we reviewed the impact of the Pacific Regional Digital Strategy on ICT in the region. The study included detailed assessments of the current state of ICT capacity and usage in Pacific Island nations, and a review of the potential of ICTs to meet current and future socio-economic needs. We also investigated the current structure of partners and players in ICT in the region to determine competitive advantage, leverage, access to resources and potential modalities for delivering support to Pacific Island nations. A key study output was the identification of gaps and emerging needs. Our recommendations, based on gaps and emerging needs identified from our research, were used to assist in the development of an updated Digital Strategy.