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At the 2016 Charles Todd Oration event in Sydney on 19 October, Professor Peter Gerrand, Chair of the TelSoc Selection Panel, awarded the 2016 Medallist to Dr Simon Poole, saying “Simon Poole is a technologist and entrepreneur who has made outstanding contributions to the world’s optical fibre infrastructure. Read more

Federal Government introduces Telecom Reform Package legislation

What's my speed? Ah, says NBN Co, that is a secret
NBN Co is refusing to release individual speeds that consumers can attain, despite calls from other telecommunications firms to do so.

Telstra payphones will disappear if USO scrapped
Australia's familiar network of payphone booths will disappear if the Productivity Commission's recommendation to scrap the voice-based telecommunications universal service obligation is accepted by the government.

Productivity Commission calls for winding up of USO by 2020

In midst of encryption debate, NBN Co pushes use of VPNs

Vocus turns down KKR bid, apologises for missteps

Telstra set to sack 1400 staff in cost cutting drive
Telstra is set to lay off about 1400 workers as part of an ongoing plan to reduce its operating costs by about $1 billion over five years.

LTE drives mobile broadband explosion: Ericsson
More than one million new mobile broadband subscribers every day are being added to networks around the world with an estimated 2.6 billion subscribers expected to be signed up through to 2022.

ACCAN’s future assured to 2022 with govt funding decision

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