Free Wi-Fi at Telstra payphones Free Wi-Fi is now available at selected Telstra payphones around Australia, and the company plans to extend the scheme. ACMA releases new tool to monitor electromagnetic energy The Australian Communications Media Authority introduces a new EME Checker to inform Australians the levels of electromagnetic energy being emitted from a selection of mobile base stations in Victoria and New South Wales.  

25th August 2022

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Dear TelSoc Members, For the last eight years we have been getting a free copy of CommsWire every working day, but the Editor has been juggling this service for us versus the needs of his paying customers. This is a message from him expanding what needs to be done going forward. Tim Herring, TelSoc Vice Chairman  

25th August 2022

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More than 33% of the global population online would like to delete themselves from the internet While it's estimated that 63% of the global population are online, more than a third (33%) would delete themselves from the internet if they could, according to a study by cybersecurity company NordVPN. Nokia and Furukawa Electric ramp optical LAN deployments in Latin America

24th August 2022

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Motorola signs $60M deal to enhance NSW emergency services network Motorola Solutions has signed a A$60 million five-year contract extension with NSW Telco Authority to support and enhance the state’s Public Safety Network (PSN).   NFT transactions to hit 40 million by 2027: Juniper Research

23rd August 2022

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ACMA blocks six illegal gambling websites The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites. Optus provides coverage boost in Main Arm

22nd August 2022

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Cradlepoint launches wireless WAN security solution NetCloud Exchange US-based wireless WAN equipment provider Cradlepoint, the global leader has announced NetCloud Exchange, an architectural extension of its NetCloud solution, which the company says will deliver multiple SD-WAN and security services.   Bank of Queensland goes live on Temenos Banking Cloud  

19th August 2022

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TelSoc is pleased to announce the Charles Todd Oration in Sydney on 21st October.  We have a distinguished speaker, The Hon Michelle Rowland MP, Minister for Communications. Please see the website: for details.

18th August 2022

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Optus picks Barty as chief of inspiration Telecommunications company Optus has appointed former professional tennis player Ash Barty as its chief of inspiration.   Victorian Government streamlines approval processes to build more telco infrastructures

18th August 2022

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Optus showcases 5G full-scale remote driving with UNSW Sunswift Racing Project Telecommunications company Optus has partnered with the UNSW Sunswift Racing Project to demonstrate how 5G can power full-scale remote driving.   Fate of Yandex in hands of Kremlin says Western media

17th August 2022

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Internet link proposed for Morocco, Mauritania and Western Sahara Sources close to the matter, according to several reports from the region, claim that a cable project may soon be formally announced that will connect the North West African nations of Morocco and Mauritania through Western Sahara.   Pax8 named by Microsoft as CSP indirect distributor in ANZ

16th August 2022

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