Financial members of TelSoc are invited and encouraged to nominate candidates for the 2020 Charles Todd Medal.  This medal will be awarded to the individual  considered to have made the most outstanding contribution to Australian telecommunications in recent years.  Previous winners of the Charles Todd Medal are listed here.

28th September 2020

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Telstra and Microsoft digital partnership extended With the partnership billed as signalling "new generation digital foundations for Australian businesses", Microsoft will help Telstra set up "one of Australia’s largest digital twins", with emissions reduction initiatives, and the continued driving of digitally transformative operational models.

25th September 2020

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Vodafone FIRST to increase speed caps for mobile plans Ever since Vodafone was first to introduce unlimited data capped at 1.5Mbps speeds once the full speed data allocation was used up, followed by Telstra, I've long predicted that a telco would have to increase these capped speeds - and Vodafone is the first to do just that.

24th September 2020

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NBN Co to spend $3.5b to provide fibre to most homes by 2023 Fibre to the premises will be available to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight million in all, by the end of 2023, with the NBN Co to spend about $3.5 billion to upgrade connections, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

23rd September 2020

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NBN Co to create 240 business fibre zones, including 85 in regions The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network has announced it will spend up to $700 million on creating 240 Business Fibre Zones, including a presence in 85 regional centres.

22nd September 2020

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Vocus signs three-year deal to provide national services for ATO Fibre and network solutions provider Vocus has signed a three-year deal to provide secure national data and Internet services to the Australian Taxation Office.

21st September 2020

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Mobile business messaging traffic to reach 2.7 trillion Mobile business messaging traffic is forecast to reach 2.7 trillion this year, up from 2.5 trillion last year, driven primarily by growth in the retail sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18th September 2020

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Leading Edge building regional data centre in Tamworth Data centre networks provider Leading Edge Data Centres is planning to build a multimillion-dollar data centre in the New South Wales regional city of Tamworth.

17th September 2020

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Australia tops GSMA mobile connectivity ranks for sixth straight year For the sixth year running, Australia has gained the top spot in the Mobile Connectivity Index put out by the GSM Association, an industry organisation that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide.

16th September 2020

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Optus in bid to lure broadband users with new NBN plans Australia's second largest telco, Singtel Optus, has unveiled a number of NBN plans on the two higher speeds that this network offers: 100/20Mbps and 50/20Mbps.

15th September 2020

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