Televison’s Televi-TV is in the process of expanding its reach to more than 500,000 homes across the country, and the Victorian Government is considering a $3 billion upgrade.
Key points:Televison has invested $1.4bn in new equipment, but has been unable to secure the $4bn upgrade to its existing infrastructureTelevisions has not been able to secure an upgrade since 2011Television says the upgrades will help with its growthBut a Victorian Government committee says the state is not well positioned to secure a full upgrade of its own.
The Victorian Government’s Committee on Communications, Media and Arts recommended last month that it would explore the possibility of purchasing an upgrade to all or parts of its existing network and install an entirely new network for the next decade.
But the decision was rejected by the Victorian Communications Council (VCCA), which says the project is in “disrepair” and has not secured funding for its upgrade.
The VCCA says the network was in disrepair when it was purchased, and it has been trying to get a full rebuild on the site.
“We believe the Victorian network needs a major upgrade to ensure that it continues to deliver its essential services to the community,” a spokesman said.
The VCCA said the current network had to be upgraded in 2019 to be able to deliver the service, and in 2019-20 the network will have to be re-wired.
A VCCA spokeswoman said: “There are a number of major issues that are currently in place that need to be addressed to upgrade the Victorian Network.”
There are also issues in relation to the way the system operates and the performance of the network, such as network congestion and congestion on the network.”‘
This is a tragedy’For the Victorian Department of Communications, Communications and Information Technology, the decision to consider a full rollout of the upgraded network came as a result of a review of the project.
Its chairwoman, Karen Brown, said the review found that the upgrade could be completed within 30 years, and she welcomed the potential for the network to become a “national standard” for broadband in the future.”
We’ve always believed that our network was the gold standard of Australia and it was a tragedy to see the state Government go the route of putting this infrastructure on hold,” Ms Brown said.”
This is an important development and the network should be up and running in 2019.