History of telecommunications and the evolution and role of TelSoc and its predecessors.
The Telecommunications Association Inc. (TelSoc) and its immediate predecessor, the Telecommunications Society of Australia, has served the Australian telecommunications industry as its learned society since its initial formation as the Telegraph Electrical Society in 1874, in response to enthusiasm for the then new engineering science of electrical telegraphy.
Two new members of the Editorial Board; TelSoc's first year; and Australia's hunger for networked data.
Terms and conditions of membership of TelSoc are that members:
- Support the purposes of TelSoc, namely:
- To promote knowledge, understanding and excellence in telecommunications and its applications including the digital economy.
- Respect and comply with the copyright provisions of the website.
- Respect and comply with the privacy provisions of the website.
- Respect and comply with the guidelines for content on the website.
In addition, student members affirm that:
- That they are full-time students.
- That their educational institution and student number details are valid.
The back story to the implementation of Australia's first modern telecommunication link in 1854 is provided, together with a brief outline of the evolution of the telecommunications industry and its learned society over the subsequent 160 years.