Phil Smith


Chief Regulatory Officer, OptiComm Co Pty Ltd

Phil has worked in the ICT industry since 1974 initially as an engineer and support manager and later in sales and marketing.  Phil has worked for extended periods in New Zealand, England, Hong Kong and China as well as 4 years working in country NSW supplying ICT solution to Local Government.

Phil has worked with Sperry Univac, Unisys, ICL, Fujitsu and Jtec before joining the FTTP industry in 2005 and in 2006, co-founded OptiComm.

Phil was chair the NBN Early Stage Deployment Working Group at Communications Alliance, a member of the Communications Alliance Operations Council and a member of UDIA and has spoken at many Australian and international FTTP seminars and conferences.

OptiComm is a wholesale access carrier specializing in the rollout of fibre-to-the-premises solutions to Greenfield developments and was instrumental in the rollout of Stage 1 of NBN Tasmania.  OptiComm now services over one third of Australia’s greenfield developments over 100 lots and is now heavily involved in the rollout of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and applications.