TelSoc news items

The September 2017 issue has now been published and papers may be found on the telsoc.org website. The papers provide a good mix of research, public policy comment and telecommunications history. This month the highlights include a paper about Indonesian telecommunications and a proposal for SafetyNet, a new approach to rural and remote communications.

New nbn Sky Muster plans offer up to 300GB monthly data

Vocus appoints new chairman, deputy ahead of AGM
The Vocus Group has announced the appointment of a new chairman and deputy chairman ahead of its annual general meeting which is scheduled for 24 October.

House panel tells NBN Co to use more fibre for rollout

NBN Co announces new 'wholesale business pricing model'
A new "capped" wholesale fee is "set to drive competition of nbn business products," according to Australia's flexible national broadband network builders.

Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable system ready for deployment
The deployment of the 14,000km Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable system has reached the point where it is in the final stages of being loaded into the two cable-laying ships.

Telstra seals deal as ASX global connectivity partner
Telstra has secured a deal with the Australian Stock Exchange as the connectivity partner for the ASX’s international network services.

NBN Co posts massive loss in full-year 2017
The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has made a loss of $4.24 billion for the 2017 year, according to the accounts which were released on Friday.

A new book, 'Changing Jobs. The Fair Go in the Machine Age' by Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley, has been launched today (25 September 2017). It is reviewed by Peter Gerrand in TelSoc's Journal,  the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, here.

ICANN to update DNS security, ISPs must follow or risk outage
For the first time ever, ICANN is changing the cryptographic keys that secure DNS. ISPs must ensure their software is up-to-date or risk their customers being unable to reach any site on the Internet.

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