BHP enters NBN debate as data demand soars

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 23 : 2-Nov-17

BHP Billiton is embracing technology such as automation and telematics, which in turn is increasing the amount of data and bandwidth it uses, says chief technology officer Diane Jurgens. She adds that BHP uses both its own data networks and the national broadband network. Jurgens advocates using fibre-to-the-premises for the NBN, arguing that doing so is an investment for the long-term, as demand for bandwidth is set to increase exponentially. Meanwhile, BHP plans to deploy driverless trains on its Pilbara iron ore rail network, a process that Jurgens says will take at least 12 months.

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