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The September 2018 issue provides a mix of public policy debate and technology contributions. Policy papers cover fixed broadband adoption and economic growth in ASEAN and a framework to demystify machine-to-machine spectrum regulation. A technical paper on bitmaps and bitmasks provides an insight into the latest tools and techniques, and an historical paper looks at communications for the America's Cup.

This paper provides a review of selected design and security aspects of 5G systems and addresses key questions about the deployment scenarios of Next Generation Radio Access Networks in Australia. The paper concludes with a discussion on the potential benefits of a telecommunications security assurance centre to improve the whole-of-life security assurance of critical telecommunications infrastructure and why it is important for the Australia telecommunications sector.

This study explores causal relationships between fixed broadband penetration, gross capital accumulation, the degree of urbanisation, and economic growth, using panel data from 9 ASEAN member countries in 2003-2016.

The evolving M2M/IoT landscape cuts across diverse verticals and embraces a range of networks and devices. This diversity leads to varied and dynamic requirements, which make regulatory policy formulation a daunting challenge, especially the regulation of spectrum. This paper considers how a regulator should look at demand, supply, and utilization of spectrum. The study details available policy levers (e.g. spectrum fees, sharing regulations, License Authorization Model).

Accelerating the signature matching function is essential to perform Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) at line rates. The conversion of the signatures into the Deterministic Finite Automaton (DFA) enables performance of this function at linear time. However, since the DFA is extremely storage inefficient, it is compressed before being stored in the memory. This paper considers decompression approaches to improve signature matching throughput.

Two historic papers from a special issue of the Journal in 1986 featuring the communication requirements for the America’s Cup 1986/87 challenge in Fremantle.

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The NBN has changed many times in complexity and composition, but it is now running at high speed and set for completion in the next two years. What does it take to get this mammoth task done?

2018-11-08 - 12:00 AEDT

This presentation will provide an overview of the current status of the NBN and discuss what the government can do with the NBN when the rollout is completed.

2018-09-25 - 12:30 AEST

There has been much discussion about the various technologies used to provide broadband access in Australia; FTTN, FTTP, FTTdp, HFC etc. However, there has not been much discussion about solving the practical problems in providing these services to end-users.

2018-07-31 - 12:30 AEST

The National Broadband Network (NBN) should create long-term benefit for Australia.  The most direct effect is to increase the availability of high-speed broadband.  Based on publicly available information and census data, we can show where and by how much higher broadband speeds will be available to Australian households and businesses.  In this presentation, we show maps of where broadband availability is improved by the NBN.

2018-06-26 - 12:30 AEST

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.

This year we are pleased to have as the Orator an experienced technologist from the telecommunications industry who has recently taken on one of the key technology jobs in Australia - Ray Owen, CTO of NBN Co.

2018-06-20 - 11:45 AEST
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