TelSoc is a multidisciplinary society whose aim is to promote knowledge, understanding and excellence in telecommunications and its applications including the digital economy. There are regular networking activities and lectures in all states of Australia plus two keynote orations each year. TelSoc also publishes, with Swinburne University, the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.

Financial members can attend events at little or no charge plus have free access to the Journal. There is also a student membership category at a substantial discount from full membership.

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Charles Todd and the medal in his honour
Help select the Charles Todd Medalist for 2014. Nominations are invited from financial members of TelSoc. Nominations close 29 September 2014.

Telstra signs NAS joint venture with Telkom Indonesia 
Telstra has strengthened its push into Asia with the signing of a joint venture with Indonesia’s Telkom to bring Telstra’s network services to ASEAN’s biggest economy.

The NBN – one year into the Turnbull era
Yesterday NBN Co has released its annual report, explaining the company’s directions and achievements. The NBN new world order is taking shape.

NBN Co hits 2014 targets

•    The NBN – one year into the Turnbull era
•    NBN Co hits 2014 targets
•    The world according to Bill Morrow

The University of Newcastle will be offering a course on Embedded Wireless & Communication Networks for Manufacturing and Automation from 30 September to 2 October, 2014.
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Forthcoming events

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A panel of experts chaired by Professor Rod Tucker on the Internet of Things. According to 2014 IDC estimates, there are already more than 50 billion globally connected sensors that can track, monitor and feed data to computerised systems. IDC foreshadows that by 2020 there will be more than 200 billion sensors generating an estimated 10% of data in what will be a 44 Zettabyte (1021) digital universe.
Matthew Zwolenski - CTO Aust-NZ, EMC
Colin Fairweather - CIO, City of Melbourne
Daniel May - CIO, LIFX
Rod Tucker - Laureate Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne


Wed, 03 Sep 2014 - 05:00pm EST


Melbourne, VIC
From an economic theory in the 1950’s to eventual implementation beginning in the 1990s, Governments and their regulators have utilised increasingly sophisticated auctions over the internet decide on the allocation of spectrum in high demand to telecommunications companies.
Professor Reg Coutts


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 - 05:30pm EST


Adelaide, SA
Dr Craig Watkins

Fibre to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) has received relatively little national attention to date as a serious technology option for the Australian NBN. In recent months there has been further publication of difficulties of FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections, with fibre cabling failure rates of the order of 30%.

Dr Craig Watkins
Ing. Kelvin Lillingstone-Hall


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 12:30pm EST


Melbourne, VIC
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Latest presentation media

Over 10 years ago Joseph Pine & James Gilmour signalled the move to what they called the “Experience Economy” where customers seek unique experiences that are all about them.

2014-08-26 - 12:30 EST

Over the last 10 to 15 years, many Communication Service Providers (CSPs) elected to establish an international presence, extending beyond their home countries and acquiring new subscribers and rev

2014-07-29 - 12:30 EST
Nathan Burley presents a review of the Australian telco industry and a brief recent history from an equity investment standpoint. He will include the key product (fixed, mobile, broadband) and stock (TLS, SGT, TPM, etc) issues as seen by a financial analyst. Nathan is an engineer by profession and advises on telecommunications industry investments at CBA Institutional Equities.
2014-06-24 - 12:30 EST
The Wireless 5G Future

China, the world’s largest mobile market entered the 4G era at the end of 2013. 2020 is now widely considered to be the year of 5G.

2014-06-11 - 16:00 EST

Just a few years ago there were few options to deliver ultra-broadband on a mass scale.

2014-05-27 - 12:30 EST
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