Journal

TelSoc has held its first forum on the future of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). Three papers from that forum are published in this issue. TelSoc is planning a second forum, discussing the user potential of the NBN, in October 2019. The historical reprint in this issue is also NBN-related about online learning. The technical papers in this issue concern architectural issues in the Internet of Things and cybersecurity. The Journal welcomes further contributions on...

September 2019

Newsletter

AARNet launches live high bandwidth services on Indigo subsea cable Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on its spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

19th September 2019

Newsletter

Merge NBN Co with separated InfraCo, says telco guru Telstra’s infrastructure division, known as InfraCo, should be completely separated from Telstra and become a new public company with minimal Telstra shareholding. What’s more, it should be merged with NBN Co according to a leading telecommunications industry pundit.

10th September 2019

Journal

This article summarises the presentation given by the author at the TelSoc NBN Futures forum held in Melbourne on 31 July 2019. The author spoke in favour of retaining NBN Co in public ownership, at least for the medium term and until a long-term plan and evolution pathway has been established. Such a plan is needed to ensure that Australians have affordable access to world’s best broadband service and that delivers social and economic inclusion.

September 2019

Journal

On 31 July 2019, TelSoc held an NBN Futures Forum in Melbourne to outline possible future ownership options for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The resulting conversation provided a useful insight into the range of social, economic, technical and policy issues that need to be considered in order to reach a balanced and properly informed view on the most appropriate future ownership model for the NBN. 

September 2019

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Telstra rolls disparate tech services into Purple Telstra Purple, said to be Australia's largest technology services business, has been formed by combining Telstra Enterprise's business technology services with several companies that the communications giant has acquired.

6th September 2019

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S&P delivers slap to Singtel and Optus with negative outlook Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier Optus and its parent company Singtel have received a slap in the face from the S&P Global Ratings agency which downgraded the outlook on both companies over the next two years from stable to negative due to high debt levels.

2nd August 2019

Newsletter

NBN Co signals focus on improving consumer experience: Rowland NBN Co has signalled renewed focus is needed to address in-home issues impacting on customer experience with the national broadband network, according to the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland.

26th July 2019

Journal

The future of the $51 billion Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) remains unknown, with the Government still to commit to a course of action after the current build phase. Industry representatives have recently voiced their concerns about a potential future sale of the NBN and how this would occur. In response, the Telecommunications Association is hosting a public forum on the future of the NBN on 31 July 2019. Papers in the June 2019 issue of the Journal include discussion on consumer...

June 2019

Newsletter

NBN Co launches ‘solution finder', new wholesale discount bundles National Broadband network provider NBN Co has launched a “solution finder” online tool which it says is designed to help businesses find the right broadband plan for their needs.

26th June 2019