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


Just a reminder that this event is happening in just over four weeks, so please book your place if you will be in Sydney. There will be live events in Melbourne and Adelaide with sandwiches to view this event - see separate announcements!

19th September 2022

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The Telecommunications Association Inc. (TelSoc) has served the Australian telecommunications industry as its learned society since its initial formation as the Telegraph Electrical Society in 1874, in response to enthusiasm for the then new engineering science of electrical telegraphy.


Foxtel gets aggressive in broadband space Foxtel has tweaked its broadband packages to offer lower prices in some cases, and more options in others, with the company also offering NBN connections on HFC.

11th October 2017


This editorial introduces the August 2012 issue of TJA, and celebrates the achievements of the late Dick Butler AM, former Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union, amongst others.

August 2012


ZipTel to spend up big on marketing; Psoda expands Australian operations; On-premise UC solutions on the decline; Spark lowers Australian roaming costs; Ericsson gets gong from Analysys Mason; ECONOMUSE Act now ? or the NBN will be a white elephant The Charles Todd Oration last week highlights misunderstanding about the true state of the NBN.

10th November 2014


Inabox Group acquires Anittel for $10 million, jobs to go; Now TPG increases Amcom stake; Aussies to break online shopping records; Half of mobile users could switch carriers; Telstra announces ?4GX?; Soprano Gamma brings IP to enterprise messaging ; Airports prepare for the ?connected traveller? ; Turning phone waste into art ; Scammers scam the scam watcher; Turnbull defends data retention; OPINION Turnbull?s data retention hypocrisy revealed; Canberra?s CBRfree Wi-Fi network launches ;...

7th November 2014


Graeme Samuel on the NBN, Telstra, and the future of competition in telecommunications: Yesterday former head of the ACCC Graeme Samuel gave the annual Charles Todd Oration for TelSoc. This issue of CommsWire is devoted to his talk, a breath of fresh air in the interminable debate over Australia?s National Broadband Network

6th November 2014


Gorilla ?didn?t leak? ? Telstra; Telstra?s submission to the ACCC?s Fixed Line Services Final Access Determination (Summary); Vodafone launches new business plans; and teams up with Spotify; Graeme Samuel to give Charles Todd Oration; Gigamon ?de-risks? network transformation.

14th October 2014


Mike Quigley's 2010 Charles Todd Oration, delivered to the Telecommunications Society of Australia in Sydney on 18 August 2010.

18th August 2010