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A book review of  ‘Changing Jobs. The Fair Go in the Machine Age’ by Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley, Redback 13, Schwarz Publishing, September 2017, 199 pp.

The TelSoc forum in mid-November (in Melbourne) is rapidly approaching. Government telecommunications sector security reform agenda makes this forum highly relevant to the future of the sector.

This paper proposes a new vehicle, dubbed SafetyNet, for improving communications in rural and remote Australia. A wholesale mobile network using LTE in the 450 MHz spectrum band is proposed. SafetyNet would address any updated Universal Service Obligation, public safety network options and mobile roaming.

Digital content is key to the Australian Telecommunications and Media industry.  With the emergence of hyperledger, there is opportunity for the industry to collaborate to improve content lifecycle transparency, trust and efficiency while protecting consumer privacy.

A book review of Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine, published 2016. The book is a warts-and-all account that describes many undesirable aspects of “Silicon Valley culture”. While the book is overly self-indulgent, it could valuably be read by policy makers interested in start-ups and business culture.

This paper lays out the development of ICT service Industries in Indonesia. It contains the history of the development, the policies, and the description of the current situation and the future plan of ICT development. A more in-depth explanation is dedicated to the telecommunications sector.

This paper presents a critical review of recommendations contained within the recent paper: Gul, Sarkar & Gutierrez, 2016 in relation to changes to existing telecommunications legislation and regulations in New Zealand.

A look at Hong Kong broadband -- low barriers to entry, aggressive competition, low network build costs, and innovative marketing. Hong Kong has successful rollout of profitable competing Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) across the city, although technical or economic feasibility means 10% to 15% of Hong Kong households do not benefit.

Two papers from 1963 describing the design and construction of the new aerial matrix switch at Radio Australia Shepparton and the ingenuity required to conceive and deploy a world-first solution.

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Google to build undersea cables to boost cloud business
Google plans to build three new undersea cables to speed up its connections with new regions as it looks to better its cloud computing business and compete with rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

Govt rejects use of more fibre for the NBN rollout
The Federal Government has dismissed recommendations that it should mandate fibre-to-the-curb for the remainder of the National Broadband Network rollout.

ACMA issues new rules for intelligent transport systems
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has introduced new rules for road traffic authorities to put intelligent transport systems in place.

Welcome to the first copy of CommsWire for 2018 from TelSoc.

Welcome to the first copy of CommsWire for 2018 from TelSoc.

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This MEMBERS ONLY event incorporates a sandwich lunch, the TelSoc's Annual General Meeting and a lecture by Rod Tucker - Laureate Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

2017-11-28 - 12:00 EST

Bevan Slattery has been exceptional in identifying and servicing up and coming markets, from network connectivity in Pipe Networks, to Data Centres in NextDC to international connections and networks in Superloop and Megaport.

A prime example as Australia’s leading entrepreneur in Telecommunications and IT, he has not slowed down, having founded and played a leading role in four new ventures over the last four years

Bevan has an excellent track record in identifying the upcoming markets so far. What does he think are the key issues over the next few years?

2017-10-26 - 12:00 EST

The availability of telecommunications services are critical to the functioning of society, and even more so during the preparations for and recovery from natural disasters.  Importantly, Telecommunications companies need to be key enablers of a society resilient to climate change, and to do so they must be foremost resilient themselves. This is to protect their business (assets, staff and brand), to ensure the risks are financially transparent to shareholders, and to meet the expectations of society.  

2017-09-26 - 12:30 EST

This presentation will discuss the factors significant in household consumers' adoption of innovations and the differences to organisational adoption. It will draw on research identifying a new key factor influencing household intention to adopt high-speed broadband, with a surprising counter-intuitive result from earlier qualitative research.

2017-07-25 - 12:30 EST

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat, Henry Sutton - who is scarcely known, but had a string of accomplishments and innovations in many areas.

We are pleased to have as the Orator distinguished innovator ...

2017-06-22 - 07:15 EST
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