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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

Optus announces another $10m mobile coverage boost
Australia's second biggest telco Optus has announced an investment of $7 million to improve mobile coverage in and around Busselton, Margaret River and Bunbury.

Australian, NZ browsers shift to smartphone continues to grow
Australian and New Zealand consumers still prefer making purchases via desktop despite browser traffic continuing to move towards smartphones, according to a new report.

NBN Co increases downloads for satellite service
NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has announced that it will increase both the monthly download limits and the average peak downloads by up to 50% on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Optus boosting mobile coverage with $7.5 million investment in SA
Optus has committed $7.6 million to mobile coverage on its 4G Plus network along the Fleurieu Peninsula and on Kangaroo Island South Australia.

Mobile roaming regulation would deliver $658 million in consumer savings: VHA

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