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The Australian telecommunications industry has been slow to call for or to adopt new practices and the National Broadband Network has exacerbated the problem of technology adoption lag. The cost of optical networking has significantly reduced over the past five years so there is no justification for the network congestion that occurs on Australian telecommunication networks.

New branding launched for Telecommunications Association, and hosting Melbourne telecommunications forum in November.

The paper shows that Wi-Fi in apartment blocks is a true commons and, therefore, over-congestion can only be avoided by having the individual access point (AP) operators collaborating with each other.  The paper concludes that AP operators will most likely enter collaboration voluntarily, and further regulation is not deemed necessary.

A software-defined radio implementation of polynomial cancellation coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (PCC-OFDM)  is presented in this paper. Based on the comparative results obtained on the hardware platform, the properties of PCC-OFDM make it a suitable candidate for consideration in future 55G applications requiring robust performance in asynchronous environments with minimal out of band spectral emissions.

A paper from 1936 exploring the effects of electrification of country Tasmania and the increasing interference to telecommunication circuits by high voltage power lines installed in close proximity.

Securely joining IoT devices to Wi-Fi Networks is discussed. A new user interface paradigm is implemented to simplify the process, making it accessible to a larger range of users.

This paper discusses a Packet Storage Time (PST) routing attack  in relation to a Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) where an attacking node modifies its storage time and thereby does not forward packets to the intended recipient nodes. The paper presents an approach using Artificial Immune System based Danger signal (DS) and Pathogen Associated Molecular Pattern (PAMP) signal to identify a PST routing attack.

This is the story of the rise of the RSI phenomena in Telecom over the period 1983-86.

A fascinating paper from 1952 describing the construction of an aerial trunk route and the problems associated with organisation of staff, equipment and materials.

The history of the industry reveals a continuing tension between the forces of competition and concentration. Having coursed through eras of monopoly, competition, and regulated monopoly, the telcos are now in a more competitive arena. There is regulatory uncertainty on the issue of net neutrality.

This paper aims to contribute to the policy debate on bandwidth needs by considering more closely what happens in household networks. The paper draws upon both social and technical studies modelling household applications and their uses to show how queue management protocols impact bandwidth needs. The paper demonstrates how the use of active queue management can reduce bandwidth demands.

Because network data traffic is predominantly formed by communication between users or between users and servers which communicate with users, network traffic inherently exhibits social networking behaviour; the extent of interaction between entities – as identified by their IP addresses – can be extracted from the data and analysed.

The paper discusses experience of  organisations that have repeatedly failed to retire old systems, are struggling to modernise, are burdened by complexity and can’t change at a pace demanded by their internal stakeholders and their customers. This paper explores the challenges of decommissioning decision making and uses a framework and case study analysis as a means to improve the timeliness and financial motivations.

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Networking team to deliver live satellite streaming for solar race
Newtec, Network Innovations, VRT Sandbox and Pacific Live Media have teamed to deliver live satellite streaming globally for Australia's Solar Car World Challenge.

Amaysim telco satisfaction leader, Aldi Mobile last in top 6 list
Three telcos powered by Optus, including Optus itself, make up the top three list with the most satisfied customers, followed by Telstra, Vodafone and then Aldi Mobile.

Vocus to face class action over allegedly misleading investors
Australia's fourth largest telco Vocus Group faces a proposed shareholder class action over allegedly misleading investors.

Telstra says calls, texts from wearables by Sept end
Telstra plans to introduce embedded SIM technology to make it possible for Australians to use compatible wearable devices, instead of their phones, to make calls and send texts.

Vodafone Business customers offered 3 months free on 24 month NBN plan
Vodafone has emailed its business customers, notifying them its fixed NBN broadband service is coming “later this year,” inviting them to register “so you could be eligible for 3 months free”.

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Forthcoming events

Rohan Hamden

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.  

Rohan Hamden

When: 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 12:30pm EST

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC
Bevan Slattery

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?

Bevan Slattery - Founder and Executive Chairman at Superloop and Megaport

When: 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 12:00pm EST

Location: 

Pyrmont, NSW
Bevan Slattery

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?

Bevan Slattery - Founder and Executive Chairman at Superloop and Megaport

When: 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 12:00pm EST

Location: 

Pyrmont, NSW
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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

The telecommunications industry is growing and changing at a very high pace. The growth is not only in terms of volume but also in terms of changing needs and technology. To keep up with this high pace and fast changing technologies countries need strong legislation and an efficient regulatory system to promote fair competition in industry. This presentation is a review of existing telecommunications’ legislation and regulations in New Zealand.

2017-05-30 - 12:30 EST

Jose will explore and discuss Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) solutions based on LTE-NB, LoRaWAN and Sigfox for IoT services in the Australia/New Zealand region.

2017-04-27 - 12:30 EST

Smarter cities and innovation are on the national agenda, but how does a city get smarter and why does it matter?

2017-04-04 - 12:00 EST
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