TelSoc Champions

Endorsements of your Society from key figures in the telecommunications industry.

Trevor Barr

Trevor Barr
Trevor Barr

Charles Todd medallist
Professor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University

"I urge you to all support this new initiative, whether you are in the telecommunications industry, academia or just interested citizens. Without it we are in danger of losing expert inputs to understanding telecommunications policy and its operation."

Stuart Corner

Stuart Corner
Stuart Corner

Founding Editor of 'Exchange' telecommunications newsletter
Independent journalist, blogger and commentator on telecommunications

"Amidst the deluge of 'news' on telecommunications in Australia the Telecommunications Journal remains the only source of considered, in-depth exploration of the important issues. The founding members of the Telecommunications Assocation have demonstrated their dedication to maintaining the quality of the publication over many years and to continuing the role of the Telecommunications Society as a forum for networking and the exchange of ideas. I urge you to join the new Telecommunications Assocation and help them to continue their good work."

Rosemary Sinclair

Rosemary Sinclair
Rosemary Sinclair

Member, CSIRO Digital Productivity Flagship Advisory Committee
Member, Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency

Chair, Regional Telecommunications Review Committee 2011-2013
Member, Australian Communications and Media Authority

"TelSoc will provide invaluable resources for everyone interested in developments in telecommunications and the emerging digital economy:

  • a deep knowledge of the technical platforms underpinning the innovation and productivity in services we will see over the next decade;
  • a second-to-none network of experts and professionals;
  • and many opportunities to communicate, collaborate and celebrate achievements in the telecommunications sector."

Rod Tucker OAM

Rod Tucker OAM
Rod Tucker OAM

Australia Prize winner
Pearcey Hall of Fame winner 2013

Laureate Professor, telecommunications researcher and broadband enthusiast

"Times change and names change, but the long traditions of the Telecommunications Society of Australia will be carried forward under the banner of the new Telecommunications Association. I am delighted to support the new Association and I urge you to join this outstanding group of like-minded professionals."

Robin Eckermann

Robin Eckermann
Robin Eckermann

Chief Architect, TransACT Communications (1996-2003)
Member, 2011/2012 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee
Charles Todd Orator, 2006

"Telecommunications has a proud history in Australia, and I am delighted to support the establishment of the Telecommunications Association as the premiere professional body for its practitioners. It is an exciting time for the industry as the digital economy gathers momentum on the back of continuing network improvements, and telecommunications deserves a dedicated focus."

Peter Hitchiner FIEAust CPEng

Peter Hitchiner
Peter Hitchiner

Independent Telecommunications Consultant
Chair, ITEE College, Engineers Australia

"I welcome the decision of long standing members of the Telecommunications Society of Australia to form the new Telecommunications Association in order to create the telecommunications community necessary to meet the needs of telecommunications industry professionals. I wish the new Telecommunications Association well and look forward to helping to build the community through collaboration with kindred organisations."

Peter Gerrand

Peter Gerrand
Peter Gerrand

Charles Todd medallist
Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne
Managing Editor of the Telecommunications Journal of Australia (1994-2013)

"I urge you to join the new Telecommunications Association so we can maintain the 159-year traditions of the former Telecommunications Society of Australia: to keep our members abreast of the latest knowledge of new developments in the converged telecommunications industry and digital economy; to celebrate the history and new achievements of our industry; and to provide excellent networking opportunities for our members."

Paul Budde

Paul Budde
Paul Budde

CEO of BuddeComm
Founder of Smart Grid Australia

"The telecommunications industry is critical to the transformation of our society and our economy, which are facing serious challenges in aspects such as sustainability, healthcare, education, smart grids and e-business. The Telecommunications Association's members have a long history of serving the industry and the wider society by providing an independent forum on all policy issues in telecommunications. I encourage you to join them to carry this task forwards."

Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks
Paul Brooks

Director, Internet Society of Australia
Owner & Principal of Layer10Advisory

"The Telecommunications Society and its Journal, in all its various forms over the decades, has provided an important forum for experts and individuals with experience to share and debate the important issues facing communications research, policy and practice. The independence of the Society and its members makes it a rare institution, free of corporate spin or political influence.

"It is vital that resources such as the Society continue to guide telecommunications in Australia. I encourage everyone with an interest in the past and the future of communications to support and join the new Telecommunications Association."

Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong
Mark Armstrong

Founder of the Network Insight Institute
Former Chair of the ABC
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"The TSA and the TJA have been where you found the broad view of telecoms as a core function in the modern economy. They avoided slogans and cliches. They were open to the full range of disciplines and viewpoints. The vision and energy of their volunteer office holders made that possible. I am delighted that the new Telecommunications Association and its new Journal are being founded by the same people, with the same philosophy of openness and inclusiveness. I shall be pleased to become a foundation member."

John Almgren AM

John Almgren
John Almgren

Charles Todd Medallist and stalwart of the Australian telecommunications industry
Co-Founder of J.N Almgren Pty Ltd, purchased by Lucent Technologies Inc. in 1998.

"It is important that this long established, unique and vital society be recognised under its new independent banner to foster an increased level of community understanding and appreciation of the depth and breadth of skills and experience needed to provide telecommunications services, to meet the rapid change in Australian marketplace requirements. Not many people have much of an idea of what is involved behind the scenes to provide what is required. It is rather like the iceberg where 10% is visible; but with telecommunications, the general public sees much less ? perhaps 1%."

Holly Raiche

Holly Raiche
Holly Raiche

Director, ISOC-AU
Deputy Chair, ACCAN

"The Telecommunications Journal of Australia has been the one place that I can turn to for in in depth discussion and debate on current telecommunications issues. Now that its Editorial Board are moving to create a new Journal to replace TJA, under the auspices of the Telecommunications Association, I will be happy to become a Foundation Member, and urge you to do so too."

Graham Shepherd

Graham Shepherd
Graham Shepherd

Telecommunications industry specialist

"The decision to separate the TSA from the ACS was taken to facilitate engagement with the broader, multi-disciplinary telecommunications community and to preserve the independence of the Society and the Journal. We are confident that the high quality of our Journal, our events and our public policy influence will continue to thrive through the support of our many volunteers and subscribing members."

Allan Horsley

Allan Horsley
Allan Horsley

Charles Todd medallist
Former MD of ATUG

Former Member of the Australian Communications Authority

"The Telecommunications Association will provide a crucial high quality, contemporary forum for the interchange of ideas on new developments in our industry."