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The September 2017 issue has now been published and papers may be found on the website. The papers provide a good mix of research, public policy comment and telecommunications history. This month the highlights include a paper about Indonesian telecommunications and a proposal for SafetyNet, a new approach to rural and remote communications.

A new book, 'Changing Jobs. The Fair Go in the Machine Age' by Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley, has been launched today (25 September 2017). It is reviewed by Peter Gerrand in TelSoc's Journal,  the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, here.

The June 2017 issue is now out and we have a range of papers from public policy, history and academia. The growth in the number of papers being published quarterly is a very positive outcome that demonstrates the successful efforts of the editorial team to move the Journal forward.

Dear TelSoc Member or Guest Member,

TelSoc is making changes to the TelSoc Brand and to its membership (details on the website)



A number of individuals (including some from TelSoc) have been involved recently in discussions on the NBN using public forums.The problem here is that the discussions can become less than fact-based. 

Resulting from this TelSoc agreed to host a new moderated forum for discussions in the hope that we can address broad topics in a polite and constructive manner. You can find this at: (main menu item Broadband)

TelSoc is holding a forum on telecommunications and security between 22-23 November at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. Put the forum into your calendar now and start spreading the word to colleagues!

Announcing TelSoc's new webpage devoted to articles on Australia's national broadband network: the history, new critiques of the status quo, and visions for a better future.

Don't miss the December Bumper Issue, out now! The AJTDE is to return to Scopus soon and we're seeking your help to attract papers on the telecommunications or mobile cellular situation in each of the world's nations.

At the 2016 Charles Todd Oration event in Sydney on 19 October, Professor Peter Gerrand, Chair of the TelSoc Selection Panel, awarded the 2016 Medallist to Dr Simon Poole, saying “Simon Poole is a technologist and entrepreneur who has made outstanding contributions to the world’s optical fibre infrastructure. Read more

The Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy is now in Scopus! Join the AJTDE Board in congratulating Emeritus Professor Trevor Barr on his novel, Grand Intentions, which deals intensively with culture change during the two previous decades of the Australian telecommunications industry. Donate to Telsoc's Journal Improvement Project!

Announcing the December issue of the AJTDE and Call for Papers

At the Charles Todd Oration in Sydney on 26 November, the telecommunication industry’s top consumer advocate Teresa Corbin, CEO of ACCAN, was awarded the 2015 Charles Todd Medal on behalf of TelSoc. The Charles Todd Medal is regarded as the highest honour that the Australian telecommunications industry can bestow.

Connecting with the Future Global Digital Economy

The mobile internet revolution has become the most powerful innovation engine on earth, transforming every industry, every business and every society it touches.

The Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy Vol 3 No 3 (September 2015) is now available and papers are being sought for the December 2015 issue that includes the themes of Universal Service Obligation, Telecommunication Legacy Issues and Economic Research.

Notice of TelSoc 2015 AGM and presentation by Gavin Williams, nbn Executive General Manager - New Developments, Wireless & Satellite. He will talk about nbn's SkyMuster satellite service and plans for the future.

Call for nominations - Charles Todd Medal 2015

The June issue of the AJTDE has been published. And papers are called for the next two issues.

Latest issue of the AJTDE and Call for papers for later issues.

The Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy march issue is now available.

The results of the TelSoc ISP data retention survey are available here:

Have your say on the proposed data retention laws.
This is a last opportunity to contribute your views and comments to the TelSoc survey on the proposed data retention laws.

TelSoc is conducting a survey of its members and followers to gauge the level of support or otherwise of Australian Government's proposed data retention bill.

A joint review of ICT statistics by the ABS and the Department of Communications (Bureau of Communications Research) was announced on 16 January 2015. Submissions close 27 February. 

An alert to TelSoc members that the December issue of the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy is now available on this website.

The full text and video of Graeme Samuel's 2014 Charles Todd Oration are available on the TelSoc website. The video includes the presentation of the 2014 Charles Todd Medal to Simon Hackett.

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.

This is a response from Telstra to an opinion piece published in CommsWire and distributed by TelSoc to its members on 13 October entitled "Telstra cries poor – NBN is hurting us!"

An alert to TelSoc members re the October issue of the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy

This is a reminder of the TelSoc AGM in Melbourne on 28 October at 11:45am to be followed at 12:30pm by a Panel discussion on the NBN by Bob James and Gary McLaren.

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.

The NBN was meant to be the game-changer for competition in telecommunications, with a compulsory split of Telstra and a new industry structure. The shape of the Coalition’s NBN is becoming clearer, but what will this mean to competition?

Notice of Annual General Meeting on 28 October 2014 to be followed by a panel session with Bob James and Gary McLaren entitled: "The NBN Today - back on track or could a new path emerge?"

Nominate your candidate for the Charles Todd Medallist for 2014 before 30 September.

Help select the Charles Todd Medalist for 2014. Nominations are invited from financial members of TelSoc. [Nominations closed 29 September 2014.]

TelSoc now provides financial members with a free subscription to "CommsWire", a leading daily and weekly online publication in the Australian Telecommunications market. Forthcoming TelSoc events


TelSoc is delighted to announce that we have negotiated an agreement to provide members with a free subscription to "CommsWire", a leading daily and weekly online publication in the Australian Telecommunications market.