I hope as many of you possible took the chance to watch yesterday's Charles Todd Oration, which was a very successful event. The actual oration in Sydney was well attended and the Minister, the Hon Michelle Rowland, made a great speech touching on a wide range of topics. She emphasised that many topics in Telecommunications are urgent, so it is important to prioritise and concentrate on the most important first. She seemed to have a large and comprehensive agenda!

22nd October 2022


One of the many casualties of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic was the cancellation of TelSoc’s Charles Todd Oration in late 2020, a national industry event at which the annual Charles Todd Medal is traditionally awarded. The medal will be (physically) awarded as soon as possible in 2021.

1st March 2021


Our industry has achieved a lot over the past two years, including the rollout of 5G networks and the rollout of the NBN with its new initiative for FTTP upgrades. We can celebrate those who make outstanding contributions to our telecommunications by nominating them for the prestigous Charles Todd Medal.

12th October 2020

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Table of winners of the Charles Todd Medal


ACMA starts discussion of spectrum re-farming for 5G; Optus says it will expand 4G in Canberra; Top tech firms get subsidy of US$2m per data centre job: report; Dr Simon Poole awarded TelSoc Charles Todd Medal; Nutanix takes flight with Flight Centre NZ; Census 2016: Only 58% did survey online, says ABS; 

21st October 2016


Andy Penn champions innovation in his 2015 Charles Todd Oration; NBN got what it paid for?will now cost almost half as much again to fix it; Australia links to APAC intelligence centres in fight against cyber crime; More flexibility for smaller service providers with proposed TCP code changes; Australian Telecommunication consumers, since 1870, need heroes; Microsoft Lumia 950/XL ? Australian release 7 December; PayPal joins eftpos payment system; InspireWire

27th November 2015