November 03, 2010 | Graham

CSIRO to NBN – just watch us innovate

Today CSIRO announced that it had developed new wireless technology that allowed multiple users to download data at 12 Mbps without any reduction in the data transfer rate.

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.

Posted by Graham at 7:27 am | Comments (3) |


  1. And not a shred of evidence in the public domain. Until it’s usage becomes prevalent. It’s BS. As far as we know, at present it betrays the laws of Physics.

    BTW I really don’t like the new(ish) design of this blog, I preferred the old one.

    Comment by Senexx — November 3, 2010 @ 10:36 am

  2. Totally agree Graham.You have to wonder about corruption within our Govts.Both at State and Federal levels Labor are woeful.Bob Carr a few yrs ago said that desalination plants are bottled electricity and were not ev=nvironmentally friendly.Off trots Bob to the Middle East and we have a 180 deg about face.NSW gets a useless desal plant.Then Bob resigns and gets a $500,000 pa consultancy with Macquarie Bank.It really stinks.

    So why is the NBN so crucial and why the rush?

    Comment by Arjay — November 5, 2010 @ 9:18 am

  3. Excellent thinking – so we’ll upgrade everyone’s wireless to 12Mbps and all that traffic will flow straight into Telstra’s copper network and limited fibre. Genius!

    Whatever happens to wireless we’re going to need a better backbone to carry the traffic.

    Comment by Nick — August 11, 2013 @ 11:22 am

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