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Graeme Samuel on the NBN, Telstra, and the future of competition in telecommunications:
Yesterday former head of the ACCC Graeme Samuel gave the annual Charles Todd Oration for TelSoc. This issue of CommsWire is devoted to his talk, a breath of fresh air in the interminable debate over Australia’s National Broadband Network

You have probably already seen on the TelSoc website that we have an exciting Charles Todd Oration on November 5th.

The main event is in Sydney at Doltone House, but there are simultaneous events in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane with a live-feed of the proceedings.

Telstra announces ‘4GX’; Soprano Gamma brings IP to enterprise messaging; Airports prepare for the ‘connected traveller’; Turning phone waste into art; Scammers scam the scam watcher; NEC and DoCoMo boost cloud networking.

Turnbull defends data retention; OPINION Turnbull’s data retention hypocrisy revealed; Canberra’s CBRfree Wi-Fi network launches; IBM signs major Chinese cloud deal; Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition; Pure Storage joins OpenStack.

Government moves on data retention; Industry falls into line; Australian businesses support data retention but worried about cost and cybercrime; OPINION Labor tops the polls in hypocrisy; Smartphone market booming; Telstra and Motorola in the fast LANES; Ericsson Sparks in New Zealand; and Spark opens new data centre.

COVER STORY DATA RETENTION; Government moves on data retention; Industry falls into line; Senators try to stop data retention; Australian businesses support data retention but worried about cost and cybercrime; OPINION 1 Data retention – secrecy by Government, pussyfooting by Labor; OPINION 2 Labor tops the polls in hypocrisy ; AWS gets the tick for government use; Vocus goes after Amcom; Megaport splits and expands; iiNet Downloaders Club; Telstra’s Asian strategy revealed; Strong demand for iPhone 6 Plus in China; Telstra invests $2 million in George Institute; Optus goes with Riverbed for network management; Telstra selects new muru-D class of 2014; Smartphone market booming; More HD channels coming to Foxtel satellite; Azure finally arrives in Australia; Yahoo7 and Telstra bring Plus7 to T-Box; Huawei claims 100G-PON breakthrough; UltraServe goes for growth with Hybris; Alibaba’s Big Commercial deal; OPINION Internet exposes the sad state of news; iiNet’s free Wi-Fi network for Victoria; and 100 Mbps HFC in Geelong; Use NBN for the good of society, says ITU; Telstra and Motorola in the fast LANES; The good and the bad from the Internet of Things; Telstra tries again with app store; MyNetFone Australia’s ‘fastest growing telco’; CIOs have cloud control, says report; Hitachi CaaS moves into Equinix data centres; TelSoc AGM focus on NBN; Demand for iPhone 6 boosts Apple’s euro sales; Don’t call me – ever; Ericsson Sparks in New Zealand; and Spark opens new data centre.

OPINION Data retention – secrecy by Government, pussyfooting by Labor; iiNet’s free Wi-Fi network for Victoria; and 100 Mbps HFC in Geelong; Hitachi CaaS moves into Equinix data centres; TelSoc AGM focus on NBN; Demand for iPhone 6 boosts Apple’s euro sales; Don’t call me – ever; Use NBN for the good of society, says ITU.

Today is stop Data Retention Day; Vocus goes after Amcom; More HD channels coming to Foxtel satellite; AWS gets the tick for government use; Telstra tries again with app store; MyNetFone Australia’s ‘fastest growing telco’; CIOs have cloud control, says report; The good and the bad from the Internet of Things; Huawei claims 100G-PON breakthrough.

Megaport splits and expands; Telstra invests $2 million in The George Institute; Optus goes with Riverbed for network management; Telstra selects new muru-D class of 2014; Yahoo7 and Telstra bring Plus7 to T-Box; Azure finally arrives in Australia.

Members and non-members are welcome to come to the Panel discussion on the NBN by Bob James and Gary McLaren in Melbourne on Tuesday 28 October. It will be preceded by the TelSoc AGM at 11.45am, the panel event starting at 12.30pm.

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