Telecommunications

Synergies understands the decisions and challenges that face the owners, users and developers of telecommunications infrastructure and the complex and dynamic environment in which they operate. In recent years Synergies has provided strategic advice on the regulatory risks and optimal regulatory structure for the deployment of broadband infrastructure. Synergies provides advice on access regime development, price and cost modelling, expert testimony, policy design, and productivity and performance evaluation services for telecommunications clients. Please see below for examples of our work for NBN Co, Australian Superannuation Fund and Ergon Energy.

NBN Co

Provided advice on the appropriateness of the proposed access undertaking to apply to the National Broadband Network.

Australian Superannuation Fund

Provided an independent assessment of the commercial prospects of a sub-sea cable from Australia to the US, via New Zealand, in the context of uncertainty over the level of demand subsequent to deployment of the NBN in Australia.

Ergon Energy

Prepared a strategy paper for Ergon Energy on the NBN and the opportunities it presented to an electricity distribution network service provider and a potential future provider of wholesale telecommunications capacity (via the UbiNet project).