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Two historic papers from 1966 detailing the mail handling scene in Australia and the development of the state-of-the-art Sydney Mail Exchange.

Papers in the March 2019 issue of the Journal include discussion on the National Broadband Network, technical papers on the Internet, MANET and Cloud security and a fascinating look back at the Eucla Recorder. The history of Australian telecommunications paper covers the Australian Post Office’s involvement in the Apollo 13 emergency and a review of laser developments. In the present day, 8K televisions launch in Australia on 1 April 2019 and in the process move entertainment and telecommunications into the next phase of development.

Two historic technical news items from 1970 covering the Australian Post Office’s involvement in the Apollo 13 emergency and a non-theoretical review of laser developments.

This study proposes PEGADyn – a hybrid version of PEGASIS and Dynamic State algorithm for a new energy-efficient routing protocol in ad hoc networks. PEGADyn creates a virtual grid classification of nodes based on current location, followed by a cluster formation of nodes in each virtual grid created.  The use of cluster heads (CHs) and designated cluster heads (dCHs) -- selected based on energy levels -- limits communication overheads among nodes, reducing the energy expended and increasing the network lifetime.

This paper provides results from a survey of broadband customers in Australia in November 2017.  Overall, we identify that about 30% of existing fixed broadband households would consider switching to a wireless broadband service. We also note the future rollout of 5G wireless service and the resultant market positioning of telcos, which may support further positive perceptions of wireless broadband.

A large number of cellular operators in an area causes high interference effects. One problem is high received total wideband power (RTWP). To solve this problem, an RF band-pass filter device can be implemented on a UMTS system. QoS measurements with the Huawei M2000 application and Drive Test were carried out, with the analysis capturing RTWP, Circuit-Switched access rate, Packet-Switched access rate, and Received Signal Code Power (RSCP) value. The results indicate an increase in QoS.

Despite a considerable increase in Internet capacity, regional congestion is still an issue at certain times of day. We therefore investigate a scheme that allows end-users to selectively exploit a sequence of mini-tunnels along a path from their origin to a chosen destination. Such tunnels can be advertised centrally through a broker, with the cooperation of the Autonomous System (AS) domain operators, similar to a driver choosing to use a toll road to avoid potential congestion.

This paper proposes a novel approach to compute the probability distribution of cloud security threats based on a Markov chain and Common Vulnerability Scoring System. Moreover, the paper introduces the method to estimate the probability of security attacks. The use of the new security threat model and its computation is demonstrated through their application to estimating the probabilities of cloud threats and types of attacks.

The Australian Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) NBN plan includes Fibre to the Node technology and remediating and upgrading the existing Telstra and Optus Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks. This paper discusses the migration from the MTM NBN to a Fibre to the Curb or ubiquitous Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) NBN.

In Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) the nodes act as a host as well as a router, thereby forming a self-organizing network that does not rely upon fixed infrastructure, other than gateways to other networks. Security is important for MANETs and trust computation is used to improve collaboration between nodes. This paper proposes an Artificial Immune System-based reputation (AISREP) algorithm to compute trust and thereby provide a resilient reputation mechanism.

The rise of Eucla in the late nineteenth-century as a border telegraph station, located on Western Australia’s southern maritime border with South Australia, has been celebrated by Moyal (1984) for the cohesion and resilience of its skilled workforce. This article further explores the Eucla story, offering a vivid snapshot of the community’s preoccupations and challenges at the end of the 19th century through the pages of its monthly newspaper, the Eucla Recorder (1898 – 1900).

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Forthcoming events

The diverse Australian community, distributed across the urban, regional and rural parts of the country in residential, business and industrial locations needs a highly reliable, high capacity communications infrastructure which is able to deliver a wide range of information services at reasonable and competitive prices. Existing infrastructure will need enhancement as the capability of communications technologies and applications and services evolve.
 
An infrastructure ownership, financial and management structure which will enable this essential ongoing development to take place and deliver increasing capability to end users is crucial to ensure all Australians are able to participate effectively in the ever-developing information economy. The corporate structure needs to equally serve national, business and individual economic and social policy requirements by delivering cost-effective outcomes.

This policy forum aims to stimulate national debate by outlining key options for the future of the NBN.

 

Peter Gerrand, Jim Holmes, Graeme Samuel, Michael Cosgrave

When: 

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 12:15pm AEST

Location: 

Melbourne, VIC
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The 5G Business Summit 2019 takes place 25-27 June at SMC Conference & Function Centre in Sydney. The Summit provides an opportunity to take a comprehensive lo

2019-06-25 - 09:00 AEST

Enrol for this if you want to partake in the live telecast of the speech.

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

This year as Orator we have the Australian who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. While the Internet was still in its infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and rapidly growing network within a few months; that network lives on in AARNet.

2019-06-20 - 18:00 AEST

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

This year as Orator we have the Australian who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. While the Internet was still in its infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and rapidly growing network within a few months; that network lives on in AARNet.

2019-06-20 - 17:30 AEST

Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

This year as Orator we have the Australian who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. While the Internet was still in its infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and rapidly growing network within a few months; that network lives on in AARNet.

2019-06-20 - 17:30 AEST

Kevin's talk will outline the needs, challenges and solutions and explains how critical communications are integrating into the new standards and what directions and levels of integration we can see with other forms of Telecommunications in the future.

2019-02-26 - 12:30 AEDT
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