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Over the Wire expanding network to Singapore, United States ASX listed telecommunications, cloud and IT solutions provider Over the Wire is expanding its network internationally into Singapore and the United States. BT, Microsoft come together in strategic partnership British telco BT and Microsoft have announced a new strategic partnership designed to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health...

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Boost Mobile and Telstra renew network agreement with historic 10-year extension, with NBN and mobile broadband expansion planned Boost Mobile's new 10-year network agreement with Telstra provides "significant expansion opportunities for Australia’s fastest growing independently owned mobile brand" and ensures a bright future for the youth-focused brand. RMIT to implement ‘Australia first’ dedicated cloud supercomputing facility on AWS RMIT is set to become the first Australian university...

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Samsung's mobile president unfolds next era of smartphone innovation Not one to fold on its folding smartphone ambitions, the President and Head of Samsung Electronics' Head of its Mobile Communications Business, Dr TM Roh, explains how Samsung's galaxy of smartphone technology is "bringing more people into the fold." Google Cloud opens new Melbourne region Google today announced the opening of a new Melbourne region here in Australia. This joins the Sydney region that opened in 2017 and...

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HMD pivots to 'life-proof' smartphones with New Nokia XR20 Billed as being "built for the rough and tumble of everyday life," HMD Global says its Nokia XR20 is "the latest life-proof phone concealed in a sleek, timeless design," with "four years of monthly security updates, an industry-leading three warranty and three years of OS upgrades." NZ cable operator Hawaiki acquired by BW Group New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has been acquired by BW Digital, an affiliate of the...

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HMD pivots to 'life-proof' smartphones with New Nokia XR20 Billed as being "built for the rough and tumble of everyday life," HMD Global says its Nokia XR20 is "the latest life-proof phone concealed in a sleek, timeless design," with "four years of monthly security updates, an industry-leading three warranty and three years of OS upgrades." NZ cable operator Hawaiki acquired by BW Group New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has been acquired by BW Digital, an affiliate of the...

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CommBank takes stake in NBN RSPs to offer customers broadband plans The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has taken a 25% stake in two retail service providers that resell NBN services and says it will offer discounted plans to its customers through these two companies. AustCyber Cyber Security Traineeship Program to support cyber career of 200 participants and to urge diversity in the industry Independent not-for-profit organisation AustCyber teams up with Microsoft to launch Cyber Security...

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Latest Journal Articles

In this paper, we try to investigate the contribution of digitalization on economic growth in both developed and developing countries over the period 1990-2020. For this end, different econometric tools are applied on a panel dataset. Overall, we show that the digital technologies seem to significantly and positively affect economic growth in both groups of countries. The digitalization impact level tends to differ across countries. Our empirical results also display that the short- and long-term relationship between information and communication technologies and economic growth is well documented. Such results can be useful for policymakers to enhance the digital economy and provide novel channels to develop adequate policies and promote new institutions. So, benefits from digitalization can lead to realize substantial economic growth.

The ever-increasing number and gravity of cyberattacks against the cloud's assets, together with the introduction of new technologies, have brought about many severe cloud security issues. The main challenge is finding effective mechanisms for constructing dynamic isolation boundaries for securing cloud assets at different cloud infrastructure levels. Our security architecture tackles these issues by introducing a policy-driven interaction model. The model is governed by cloud system security policies and constrained by cloud interacting entities' locations and levels. Security policies are used to construct security boundaries between cloud objects at their interaction level. The novel interaction model relies on its unique parameters to develop an agile detection and prediction mechanism of security threats against cloud resources. The proposed policy-based interaction model and its interaction security algorithms are developed to protect cloud resources. The model deals with external and internal interactions among entities representing diverse participating elements of different complexity levels in a cloud environment. We build a security controller and simulate various scenarios for testing the proposed interaction model and security algorithms.

Authored by Jack Hile

The increasing prevalence of large-scale data breaches prompted Australia to strengthen the Privacy Act by enacting the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act to regulate the behaviour of entities entrusted with personal data. However, this paper argues that these legislative instruments are ineffective when dealing with data breaches and their associated problems. In supporting this conclusion, this paper first develops a criterion for effective data breach law, and then evaluates the Australian framework against this criterion to determine its operational effectiveness. In addition, this paper analyses practical developments in the area of data-breach law to garner insights as to how the Australian framework can be made more effective. Ultimately, this paper concludes that the Australian framework is ineffective when dealing with large-scale data breaches, and recommends future legislative amendment as a means of bolstering its effectiveness.

Authored by Derek Wilding

In February 2021 two initiatives for regulating digital platforms in Australia were implemented. The News Media Bargaining Code (“News Code”) attracted international attention as a legislative means of forcing platforms to pay for news content, while the Australian Voluntary Disinformation and Misinformation Code (“Disinformation Code”) was modelled on an international initiative. Both were developed to meet Government policy formulated in response to Australia’s Digital Platforms Inquiry. Whereas the Inquiry recommended the use of co-regulation, Government policy switched to voluntary codes for both, then to a legislative scheme for the News Code. This article examines the schemes and critiques the policy on which they are based. It applies a conceptual framework to assess the optimum conditions for the use of co-regulation and self-regulation. It finds that a self-regulatory scheme of voluntary codes was never a suitable approach for the News Code, and that the close involvement of the regulator on the Disinformation Code — without a suitable remit or enforcement powers — distorts the self-regulatory model. This can in part be explained by the failure to address well-recognised flaws in the co-regulatory framework for telecommunications and broadcasting, the consequences of which are now being seen in attempts to regulate digital platforms.

Authored by Leith Campbell

On 24 March 2021, TelSoc hosted the sixth Broadband Futures Forum, held online, with a focus on regional and rural broadband access. Mr Gavin Williams from NBN Co, the developer of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), spoke about developments in Fixed Wireless and Satellite services and described NBN Co’s commitment to ongoing enhancement of broadband access in regional and rural Australia. A question-and-answer session followed the presentation in which Mr Williams fielded a variety of questions on broadband access and technological developments.

Authored by Leith Campbell

This editorial comes in three parts: some observations on the growing need to regulate the digital economy more effectively; a brief introduction to the papers in this issue; and some updates on the editorial team that produces the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.