Telecommunications

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Communication technologies
Telecommunication and networks
Telecommunication policy
Telecommunication systems
Briefing paper

Bridging Papua New Guinea’s information divide

In the lead-up to the 2022 national election, Papua New Guinea must address its information gap by investing in the public broadcaster, writes Lowy Institute's Media and Communications Manager, Shane McLeod.
Working paper

Bridging the global digital divide

This paper outlines an initiative that would allow the United States, along with a range of public and private partners, to seize the opportunity to reduce the digital divide between nations and people in a way that benefits inclusive economic advancement in low- and middle-income...
Report

Securing the subsea network: a primer for policymakers

This guide for policymakers describes subsea cables' essential functions, planning processes and common threats. It also outlines the economic and strategic interests at stake, and offers some recommendations for protecting America's centrality in subsea networks.
Report

Remote Indigenous communications review

This report was commissioned by ACCAN in June 2020 to undertake a review of programs to support telecommunications and internet access in remote Indigenous communities, and any gaps or outstanding needs identified by community stakeholders.
Report

Infrastructure beyond COVID-19: a national study on the impacts of the pandemic on Australia

This report assesses the causes and lasting consequences of COVID-related trends on Australian infrastructure development.
Conference paper

Information infrastructure and the connected city

This paper briefly reviews the relationship now between ICT and the cities, particularly in Australia, and surveys the role that communication and information infrastructure might now play in the future form and function of cities.
Conference paper

Metropolitan telecommunications networks: the past, present and future

Although the telecommunications networks that exist in our cities may not have the physical presence of the other systems, they are nevertheless, an increasingly crucial component of a well functioning and, moreover, an efficient urban environment.
Report

Youth check-in: exploring young people’s experiences of phone and internet services

For many people, telephone and internet services are vital for work, study, accessing services and keeping connected with family and friends. This report looks at young people’s experiences and issues with accessing and using 'phone and internet services.
Working paper

Beyond Huawei and TikTok: untangling U.S. concerns over Chinese tech companies and digital security

This paper traces one aspect of the 'securitisation' of technology policy in U.S.-China relations. It seeks to identify and disaggregate the main challenges facing policymakers who are troubled by China’s growing technological power, as expressed through the actual or potential effects of Chinese technology companies...
Report

Review of the mandatory data retention regime

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is required by Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) to undertake a review of the mandatory data retention regime (MDRR). This report outlines the findings from the 2020 inquiry.