TelSoc News and Events

TelSoc and Huawei jointly invite you to our webinar and launch of our joint discussion paper ‘The Gigabit Gap’ on Monday 29th June at 1100.

With the volume rollout of the National Broadband Network being completed in the coming days there are crucial questions over what happens now with Australia’s largest ever infrastructure project.

With some $51 billion spent on the network – and tens of billions paid in migration payments to existing network operators – the end result has left some Australians with world-class Gigabit access but many more with much lower speeds and poorer quality of connection.

The Gigabit Gap discussion paper lays out the options ahead for the NBN and TelSoc President Professor Reg Coutts – a member of the Panel of Experts commissioned by the Rudd Government in 2009 to evaluate the first round of bids for Australia's upgraded broadband network – will talk through how he and TelSoc see the way forward for the NBN.

The webinar and launch are free to attend but spots are limited however so it’s important that you sign up early to secure your place in our digital café.

To register and secure your virtual seat for this talk all you need to do is click on the register button below (Huawei is handling the registrations for this).

We look forward to you joining us on Monday 29th June at 1100. 


TelSoc President Professor Reg Coutts is Emeritus Professor of Telecommunications, Adelaide University and holds BSc, BE (Hons) and PhD (Engineering). Professor Coutts is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Engineers, a Senior Member of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

Professor Coutts spent seventeen years working for Telstra in strategic development and technical positions and also served as an authority member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority from 2010 to 2014.

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.
Telecommunications plays an increasingly central and critical role in the fabric of our modern digital society and TelSoc exists to maximise the effectiveness of telecommunications in Australia.

(This is the first of a series of online events jointly presented by various companies and TelSoc)