In a sense we shouldn’t be surprised.
CSIRO is a world leader in wireless technology and last year was awarded a court judgement that a substantial, but as far as I can find undisclosed, amount should be paid to it by more or less every manufacturer of wireless devices.
Wireless technology that CSIRO had invented is almost universally used in the industry, and until last year, was being used in breach of CSIRO’S IP. Not anymore.
The announcement demonstrates how easily the government’s NBN could become outmoded, and by another arm of the government.
One wonders whether the revenue stream from the CSIRO’s newest invention might be needed to compensate for the destruction of national wealth by the NBN.