The latest issue of our journal, the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, is now available on the TelSoc website at  Please have a look at it.  You can download the full issue (towards the bottom of the issue page) or select individual articles.  All content is free to financial members of TelSoc.

4th July 2023

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Telstra to sell Starlink’s internet services to reach rural Australia Telecommunications provider Telstra has signed an agreement with Elon Musk’s satellite internet company Starlink to provide voice-only and voice plus broadband to rural and remote Telstra customers in Australia. Microsoft incorporates local indigenous culture to build new data centre in Western Sydney

3rd July 2023

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Broadband speeds generally stable, fixed wireless improved: ACCC Broadband retailers continue to deliver close to plan speeds, according to the ACCC. Australian Gen Zs have the worst VPN habits: survey

30th June 2023

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BlackBerry QNX estimated to be embedded in over 235 million vehicles: firm Tech analysis and market research firm TechInsights has estimated that BlackBerry QNX software is now embedded in over 235 million vehicles worldwide—a year-over-year increase of 20 million. BAI Communications Australia streamlines site access management on Appian platform

29th June 2023

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Optus, Lendlease forge major tech tie-up and partnership Real estate group Lendlease and telco provider Optus signed a multi-year technology partnership which will cover three key elements: Lendlease will transition its existing mobile and data services to Optus; Optus will roll out its insights tool Podium Property Insights (PPI), starting with its Adelaide office; and Lendlease and Optus jointly exploring other opportunities for collaboration. 

28th June 2023

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Only one in 10 Gen Z Aussies would prefer to talk to their friends and family via phone call despite the consensus (98%) believing it’s important to stay connected with friends and family—with face to face and texting being their preferred way to communicate, a new insight into the complexities how Gen Zs communicate, according to research by telco provider More and CommBank.  amaysim launches new mobile plans, customers to receive 5G access

27th June 2023

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Tech platforms to pay millions if found guilty of disseminating ‘fake news’ Online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google could find themselves in hot water and pay millions of fines if they fail to clear disinformation and curb fake news—a combative stance that sees the Albanese Government holding these tech giants accountable for spreading harmful content. Super Retail Group deploys Optus’ 5G FWA

26th June 2023

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One-third of Australian IT leaders doubt their IT infrastructure is ready for AI: survey More than one-third of Australian IT leaders (35%) believe their existing IT infrastructure is not fully prepared for the demands of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, despite its widespread adoption across industries, according to the Equinix 2023 Global Tech Trends Survey. 5G mobile subscriptions to top 1.5 billion in 2023: report

23rd June 2023

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Tribunal upholds block on Telstra-TPG spectrum sharing The Australian Competition Tribunal has upheld the ACCC's December 2022 decision to block the proposed regional spectrum authorisation arrangements between Telstra TPG Telecom. TIO calls for rules revamp

22nd June 2023

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mycar Tyre & Auto pays $1m for breaching spam laws The Australian Communications and Media Authority has fined mycar Tyre & Auto $1,047,000 after it sent more than 1.7 million emails and texts that did not comply with Australia’s spam laws. Equinix ramps faster virtual connections to the cloud

21st June 2023

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