Broadband and communications research honoured

The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) has been honoured with a leading international prize for its work in developing high-speed broadband educational 3D TV project Uni TV.

IBES and project partner Ericsson were presented with the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for remote education innovation at a ceremony in London yesterday.

Further details of the award are available from the IBES site.

Meanwhile, Melbourne School of Engineering telecommunications and broadband researchers have been recognised with three nominations in Australia’s top communications awards.  The Communications Day and Communications Alliance ACOMM Awards recognise excellence in the communications industry.

The Centre for Energy-Efficient Technology is a finalist for the Environmental Responsibility Award for its research into improving the energy efficiency of the internet.

Executive Director of IBES, Dr Kate Cornick is a finalist for the Young Achiever award.

IBES Director and Laureate Professor Rod Tucker is also a finalist in the Communications Ambassador category.

The awards will be presented on 7 July in Sydney.

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