Telecommunications and the Digital Economy
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
Nano-satellites readied for launch
Australia-listed Sky and Space Global has successfully integrated its Three Diamonds nano-satellites into the launch pod of Innovative Space Logistics in the Netherlands.
Broadband education package released for consumers
Consumers now have access to an education package designed to help them better understand the factors that can influence the performance of their broadband service.
Telco positions escape 457 visa axing
Telecommunications jobs have largely been unaffected by the scrapping of the 457 visa skilled migration program announced this week by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Cormann rejects write-down advice on NBN from Slattery
TPG shows it want to play with the big boys
TPG is a contradiction in terms, especially when one considers other players in the Australian telco space: it is both low-key and also very ambitious.
TPG pays $1.2b, Vodafone $286m for spectrum
TPG has paid a whopping $1.26 billion for two lots of 10MHz in the 700MHz spectrum auction, with Vodafone also shelling out $286 million on buying up the previously unsold spectrum.
FttDP now slated for 1 million premises on NBN
The fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) footprint of the National Broadband Network is being extended to cover 1 million premises – up from 700,000 premises previously announced by NBN Co.
Announcing TelSoc's new webpage devoted to articles on Australia's national broadband network: the history, new critiques of the status quo, and visions for a better future.
TelSoc is holding a forum on telecommunications and security between 22-23 November at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. Put the forum into your calendar now and start spreading the word to colleagues!
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