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A book review of  ‘Changing Jobs. The Fair Go in the Machine Age’ by Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley, Redback 13, Schwarz Publishing, September 2017, 199 pp.

The TelSoc forum in mid-November (in Melbourne) is rapidly approaching. Government telecommunications sector security reform agenda makes this forum highly relevant to the future of the sector.

This paper proposes a new vehicle, dubbed SafetyNet, for improving communications in rural and remote Australia. A wholesale mobile network using LTE in the 450 MHz spectrum band is proposed. SafetyNet would address any updated Universal Service Obligation, public safety network options and mobile roaming.

Digital content is key to the Australian Telecommunications and Media industry.  With the emergence of hyperledger, there is opportunity for the industry to collaborate to improve content lifecycle transparency, trust and efficiency while protecting consumer privacy.

A paper from 1936 exploring the effects of electrification of country Tasmania and the increasing interference to telecommunication circuits by high voltage power lines installed in close proximity.

A book review of Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine, published 2016. The book is a warts-and-all account that describes many undesirable aspects of “Silicon Valley culture”. While the book is overly self-indulgent, it could valuably be read by policy makers interested in start-ups and business culture.

This paper lays out the development of ICT service Industries in Indonesia. It contains the history of the development, the policies, and the description of the current situation and the future plan of ICT development. A more in-depth explanation is dedicated to the telecommunications sector.

This paper presents a critical review of recommendations contained within the recent paper: Gul, Sarkar & Gutierrez, 2016 in relation to changes to existing telecommunications legislation and regulations in New Zealand.

A look at Hong Kong broadband -- low barriers to entry, aggressive competition, low network build costs, and innovative marketing. Hong Kong has successful rollout of profitable competing Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) across the city, although technical or economic feasibility means 10% to 15% of Hong Kong households do not benefit.

Two papers from 1963 describing the design and construction of the new aerial matrix switch at Radio Australia Shepparton and the ingenuity required to conceive and deploy a world-first solution.

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NBN Co unveils new pricing structure with discounted wholesale costs

Rowland makes NBN an issue ahead of by-election
A watershed test of the effect that the still growing national broadband network fiasco has had on the fortunes of the sitting Government may be displayed at the ballot box next weekend.

Internet Australia calls on ISPs to reimburse NBN consumers
Internet Australia has weighed into the debate about consumers being misled on NBN Internet speeds by telcos, calling on all ISPs to follow Telstra and Optus and reimburse misled FttN customers.

Optus to compensate 8700 NBN customers for slow speeds
Optus has become the second telco to offer compensation to its customers on certain NBN plans, with about 8700 users to be offered "remedies" for being misled about the maximum speeds they could achieve.

Data use in Australia explodes by 43% in past year: ACMA

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The availability of telecommunications services are critical to the functioning of society, and even more so during the preparations for and recovery from natural disasters.  Importantly, Telecommunications companies need to be key enablers of a society resilient to climate change, and to do so they must be foremost resilient themselves. This is to protect their business (assets, staff and brand), to ensure the risks are financially transparent to shareholders, and to meet the expectations of society.  

2017-09-26 - 12:30 EST

This presentation will discuss the factors significant in household consumers' adoption of innovations and the differences to organisational adoption. It will draw on research identifying a new key factor influencing household intention to adopt high-speed broadband, with a surprising counter-intuitive result from earlier qualitative research.

2017-07-25 - 12:30 EST

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.

We are pleased to have as the Orator distinguished innovator ...

2017-06-22 - 07:15 EST

The telecommunications industry is growing and changing at a very high pace. The growth is not only in terms of volume but also in terms of changing needs and technology. To keep up with this high pace and fast changing technologies countries need strong legislation and an efficient regulatory system to promote fair competition in industry. This presentation is a review of existing telecommunications’ legislation and regulations in New Zealand.

2017-05-30 - 12:30 EST

Jose will explore and discuss Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) solutions based on LTE-NB, LoRaWAN and Sigfox for IoT services in the Australia/New Zealand region.

2017-04-27 - 12:30 EST
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