Overview and history
The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to innovations in broadband technologies, applications and end user experiences. Founded in July 2009, the Institute currently supports research projects across four research themes: education, health and ageing, social infrastructure, and service transformation.
IBES is supported by its Industry Partner Program, which provides an opportunity to foster research collaborations between industry and academia.
The Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory(ABAL) at IBES includes equipment donated by Industry Partners, and provides an environment for researchers to test and develop broadband innovations in a real world environment.
IBES also provides an environment to discuss and develop ideas relating to broadband, through a program of engagement including events, workshops, symposia, publications and public lectures.
- Become a leader in the development of broadband services and innovations for the benefit of Australian society
- Drive interdisciplinary research on technologies, applications and end user experiences of high-speed broadband
- Foster research collaborations, with linkages to other universities and research institutions
- Develop strong partnerships with industry
- Raise awareness of broadband technologies and applications in the community
- Provide a laboratory environment that facilitates the development of new ideas
To align research and industry interests to drive innovation in broadband applications to deliver seamless experiences for the benefit of society.