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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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Notice of Annual General Meeting on 28 October 2014 to be followed by a panel session with Bob James and Gary McLaren.
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 closed 29 September 2014.]
Telstra’s Wi-Fi nation takes shape; Australian mobile advertising booming; Mobiles still replacing landlines; Central payments hub goes live; Alcatel-Lucent readies major announcement; Queensland Rail selects Tait; Oracle expands cloud platform; ITU unites against counterfeiters.
Digital the new battleground for banks; Berners-Lee argues for open – but private – web; Cisco extends cloud alliance; Apple joins 5G group; . as Vodafone does Dresden 5G deal; OPINION Telstra’s iPhone 6 plans are too expensive; Melbourne man guilty of taxi jamming; Allied Telesis's latest switches stack up
Australia’s surveillance future –data retention, more powers for ASIO, less oversight; Government acting like Big Brother – Greens; Business backs data retention – with oversight; OPINION Anti-terror laws are working – so why do we need data retention?; Mike Quigley on FTTN versus FTTdp; Harbour IT becomes part of Canon; Vodafone revamps prepaid offerings; NTT DoCoMo establishes 5G research lab; Half IT shops aren't storing all valuable data.
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Forthcoming events

Graeme Samuel AC
The shape of the Coalition’s NBN is becoming clearer, but what will this mean to competition? The market is in a state of evolution bordering on revolution, with challenges for all players big and small. Much will depend on how they respond. The regulators can heavily influence the outcomes for both competition and consumers; but should regulation be limited to ensuring the NBN is not able to exercise its monopoly power? The trick will be to not stifle the competitive forces and technical advances sweeping our telecommunications and media industries.
Graeme Samuel AC

When: 

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 - 12:00pm EST

Location: 

Pyrmont, NSW
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Latest presentation media

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.
2014-09-16 - 17:30 EST
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.
2014-09-03 - 17:00 EST

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
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