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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

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EXCLUSIVE: 5G TO TRANSFORM THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ POST COVID-19 Chris Althaus, CEO of ATMA, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association notes that 2021 has been touted as the ‘Year of 5G’, with mobile telecommunications through the 4G/5G ecosystem to continue providing all important connectivity, applications & services that will help enable Australia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

9th December 2020

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At its meeting on 5 November 2020 the Board of TelSoc awarded Life Membership of the Society to its immediate past President, Professor Reg Coutts.

7th December 2020

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TELSOC FORUM: TOWARDS A NATIONAL BROADBAND STRAGEGY 2020-2030 A comprehensive report, based on 21 months’ research and consultation via four public forms has been presented at the TelSoc Forum on Tuesday November 24 with critical findings

24th November 2020

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TelSoc calls for policy debate on NBN to focus on network long-term benefits Australia’s telecoms industry association, the Telecommunications Society (TelSoc) says the policy debate about the National Broadband Network now needs to shift to the long term benefits of the network.

18th November 2020

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Huawei: ASPI's anti-China tirade hurting Australian business The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.

27th July 2020

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NBN Co turfs out 800 staff as COVID-19 surges again As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and again forces large parts of the country into lockdown, Australia’s broadband network provider NBN Co has announced it would be sacking 800 employees before the end of the year.

9th July 2020

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NSW Central Coast train stations now have free WiFi Free Wi-Fi is now available at 19 train stations on the rail line from Hornsby to Wyong in New South Wales, with Northern Sydney and Central Coast residents in the State getting greater connectivity on their daily commute.

29th June 2020

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TelSoc and Huawei jointly invite you to our webinar and launch of our joint discussion paper ‘The Gigabit Gap’ on Monday 29th June at 1100. With the volume rollout of the National Broadband Network being completed in the coming days, the end result has left some Australians with world-class Gigabit access but many more with much lower speeds and poorer quality of connection.

24th June 2020

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Some members have had problems getting newsletters recently. It took quite a while, but we finally identified it was a problem with Outlook using non-standard code. We apologise to those affected, but hopefully you can now read the newsletters, including the daily CommsWire.  Note they all appear on the front page of the website TelSoc.org; just scroll down.

24th June 2020