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TelSoc is a multidisciplinary society whose aim is to promote knowledge, understanding and excellence in telecommunications and its applications including the digital economy. There are regular networking activities and lectures in all states of Australia plus two keynote orations each year. TelSoc also publishes the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.

Financial members can attend events at little or no charge plus have free access to the Journal. There is also a student membership category at a substantial discount from full membership.

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The Australian telecommunications industry has been slow to call for or to adopt new practices and the National Broadband Network has exacerbated the problem of technology adoption lag. The cost of optical networking has significantly reduced over the past five years so there is no justification for the network congestion that occurs on Australian telecommunication networks.

A satirical distopia concerning the effect of the Trump Presidency on future telecommunications

This research addresses blackhole and selective forwarding routing attacks. These are fundamental security attacks on the routing of data in IoT networks.

This article recounts the evolution and current state of the Mexican telecommunications ecosystem, briefly describing new challenges and opportunities posed by the digital economy.

In this paper, we introduce SCOR (Software-defined Constrained Optimal Routing), a new Software Defined Networking (SDN) Northbound Interface for QoS routing and traffic engineering.

Australia’s increasing use of fibre to the node (FTTN) has locked the country out of world-class broadband for years to come.

Australia's first cellular mobile service was launched 30 years ago. This paper describes the business and political environment surrounding the launch, and the early evolution of the service.
 

A fascinating paper from 1952 describing the construction of an aerial trunk route and the problems associated with organisation of staff, equipment and materials.

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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

NBN Co increases downloads for satellite service
NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has announced that it will increase both the monthly download limits and the average peak downloads by up to 50% on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Optus boosting mobile coverage with $7.5 million investment in SA
Optus has committed $7.6 million to mobile coverage on its 4G Plus network along the Fleurieu Peninsula and on Kangaroo Island South Australia.

Mobile roaming regulation would deliver $658 million in consumer savings: VHA

Federal Government introduces Telecom Reform Package legislation

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Forthcoming events

Peter Adams

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.

Peter Adams

When: 

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 - 12:30pm EST

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC
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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

Smarter cities and innovation are on the national agenda, but how does a city get smarter and why does it matter?

2017-04-04 - 12:00 EST

Smart cities and innovation are on the national agenda, but are they enough to ensure Australia captures the full economic opportunity?

2017-03-29 - 17:30 EST

This presentation will compare international broadband prices, and then suggest five factors that influence the price differences. The analysis also clarifies where Australia sits in relation to global broadband prices.

2017-02-28 - 12:30 EST
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