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We now have a new logo and a new branding; keeping our name and colour, but adding a distinctive symbol and our familiar tag line.

A new Vision and Purpose has been developed and we are re-structuring our Membership categories  and providing a clearer set of deliverables to Individual Members.

Membership is changing to Financial Years and there are special deals to be had for a short time only!

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 satirical distopia concerning the effect of the Trump Presidency on future telecommunications

This research addresses blackhole and selective forwarding routing attacks. These are fundamental security attacks on the routing of data in IoT networks.

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.

This article recounts the evolution and current state of the Mexican telecommunications ecosystem, briefly describing new challenges and opportunities posed by the digital economy.

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.

In this paper, we introduce SCOR (Software-defined Constrained Optimal Routing), a new Software Defined Networking (SDN) Northbound Interface for QoS routing and traffic engineering.

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.

Australia’s increasing use of fibre to the node (FTTN) has locked the country out of world-class broadband for years to come.

Australia's first cellular mobile service was launched 30 years ago. This paper describes the business and political environment surrounding the launch, and the early evolution of the service.

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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Telstra takes big hit to revenue, profits in 2017
Telstra has seen a big drop in both its revenue and profits for the financial year 2017 compared to the previous year, according to full-year results released yesterday.

Vodafone’s new ‘customer friendly’ plans challenge competitors
Seeking to strike a death blow to competitors while breathing new life into customer friendliness, service, choice, payment plans and value, Vodafone seeks true victory in the Game of Phones.

NBN Co doubles revenue to $1 billion as rollout passes halfway mark

NEXT undersea cable project to add 60Tbps capacity
The survey for laying the NEXT undersea cable project has been completed ahead of schedule and a request for proposal is underway, with vendor selection expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Telstra continues to dominate NBN market
Telstra continues to dominate the take-up of NBN connections with an overall share of a little more than 50%, according to the ACCC's latest quarterly report on the NBN wholesale market.

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Forthcoming events

Crispin Blackall

Telstra is rebuilding its networks with virtualisation, orchestration and automation to deliver highly scalable product solutions.  Crispin Blackall's presentation will describe the associated network transition and how microservices will drive speed and agility in how we build new products and services.

Crispin Blackall


Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 12:30pm EST


Melbourne, VIC
David Goad

David Goad presents some of the current IoT design challenges and solutions couched in SIoT that can be used as standards for future IoT designs to reduce Architectural Heterogeneity.

David Goad


Fri, 01 Sep 2017 - 12:00pm EST


Ultimo, 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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