OPPO India live launch cancelled after Indo-China border clashes Chinese smartphone maker OPPO cancelled a live online launch planned in India on Wednesday for its flagship Find X2 5G phones, after a border clash between the two countries led to calls from Indian trader groups to boycott Chinese products.

18th June 2020

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COVID-19 boosts 5G global subscription forecasts The forecast number of 5G subscriptions worldwide by 2025 has been raised from 2.6 billion to 2.8 billion, with telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson attributing the additional growth to an increasing number of 5G subscriptions as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

17th June 2020

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Australians flock to ‘buy local’ online during COVID 19 Online shopping activities have increased since the COVID-19 crisis began, with a groundswell of support from consumers wanting to “buy local”, according to a new study by National Broadband Network operators NBN Co.

16th June 2020

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Some of you may have difficulty reading HTLM emails from TelSoc - we are looking into this. For that reason, I am sending this reminder in plain text.

15th June 2020

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The NBN is done. Does the NBN now need to be redone? COMMENT: Barring a major catastrophe, the Coalition Government will be able to announce within a fortnight or so that it has completed the rollout of the national broadband network, meeting its target. One can only hope that, at the same time, there will be an announcement about how the network will be upgraded.

15th June 2020

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NEC selected to build Asia Pacific submarine cable Japan's NEC has been selected by the Asia Direct Cable Consortium to construct the 9,400-kilometre long Asia Pacific submarine cable which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

13th June 2020

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O2 5G Ericsson deal, pressures other UK telcos to pick supplier British telco O2 has decided to expand its use of equipment from Swedish firm Ericsson to upgrade its 5G network, and in so doing has put pressure on the other three mobile telcos in the UK to declare their hands.

11th June 2020

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CA crows about drop in telco services consumer complaints Complaints about telco services by telecommunications consumers dropped nearly 14% in the three months of the January to March quarter this year, compared to the same quarter last year, according to the latest report from telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance.

10th June 2020

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Analyst firm ranks Australia 12th out of 22 for 5G deployment Australia has been ranked 12th in the global 5G market out of 22 countries which have been examined for their deployment of the technology, the global research company OMDIA (formerly Ovum) says.

9th June 2020

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Renewal Options TelSoc has decided after much deliberation and feedback that we must focus back on serving Financial Members. We will retain the category “Guest Members” for new people joining for three months, after which time they must become Financial Members or the account becomes inactive. Existing Guest Members will have until the end of September to decide.

5th June 2020

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