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TelSoc is a multidisciplinary society whose aim is to promote knowledge, understanding and excellence in telecommunications and its applications including the digital economy. There are regular networking activities and lectures in all states of Australia plus two keynote orations each year. TelSoc also publishes the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.

Financial members can attend events at little or no charge plus have free access to the Journal. There is also a student membership category at a substantial discount from full membership.

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A paper from 1936 exploring the effects of electrification of country Tasmania and the increasing interference to telecommunication circuits by high voltage power lines installed in close proximity.

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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

Fixed broadband costs push Australia back in digital readiness
The cost of fixed broadband is cited as the main reason why Australia has slipped two places to 18th on the World Economic Forum?s Networked Readiness Index. A total of 139 countries were surveyed.

Qantas Wi-Fi a success, expands to second aircraft
It's almost three months since Qantas switched on fast, free in-flight Wi-Fi. The carrier now has lots of insights into passenger adoption of the tech and has fitted the tech into a second plane.

ACCC to undertake wide-ranging study of telco sector
The competition regulator will undertake a market study to discover the exact state of the telecommunications sector, with the focus on the national broadband network and 5G technology.

Flying Doctor chief: NBN to bring 78% cost reduction

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Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat, Henry Sutton - who is scarcely known, but had a string of accomplishments and innovations in many areas.

We are pleased to have as the Orator distinguished innovator ...

2017-06-22 - 07:15 EST

The telecommunications industry is growing and changing at a very high pace. The growth is not only in terms of volume but also in terms of changing needs and technology. To keep up with this high pace and fast changing technologies countries need strong legislation and an efficient regulatory system to promote fair competition in industry. This presentation is a review of existing telecommunications? legislation and regulations in New Zealand.

2017-05-30 - 12:30 EST

Jose will explore and discuss Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) solutions based on LTE-NB, LoRaWAN and Sigfox for IoT services in the Australia/New Zealand region.

2017-04-27 - 12:30 EST

Smarter cities and innovation are on the national agenda, but how does a city get smarter and why does it matter?

2017-04-04 - 12:00 EST

Smart cities and innovation are on the national agenda, but are they enough to ensure Australia captures the full economic opportunity?

2017-03-29 - 17:30 EST
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