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Telecommunications

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Communication technologies
Telecommunication and networks
Telecommunication policy
Telecommunication systems


Report

E-change and remote work in Australia

This report is about ‘e-changers’ - a significant and growing segment of the population who have chosen to move from the city to regional and coastal areas while maintaining their city jobs.
Strategy

New Zealand infrastructure strategy 2022-2052

Two years of independent investigation has culminated in this vision for how New Zealand’s infrastructure can lay a foundation for communities and future generations to thrive. The strategy has implications for not only the infrastructure sector, but for social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes for...
Report

2021 Regional telecommunications review

The Regional Telecommunications Review is an opportunity for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia to share their views and experiences using telecommunications services in their area. The 2021 review examined the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and...
Report

Consumer data right: telecommunications sectoral assessment

This final report informed the 2022 Australian government's expansion of the Consumer Data Right to the telecommunications sector. The Consumer Data Right allows consumers to control the use of their data by trusted third parties.
Report

Solutions for improved digital connectivity in FNQ: building community and disaster resilience in the Gulf Savannah

This project has brought together Gulf Savannah property owners, councils, communities, development organisations, businesses owners, technical experts, and telecommunications service providers to collaboratively identify and define mobile and broadband challenges during the 2019 monsoon trough event and recovery phase, and to devise novel technical solutions...
Report

A techno-diplomacy strategy for telecommunications in the Indo-Pacific

This paper argues that the Quad has an opportunity to shape the telecommunications ecosystem in the Indo-Pacific, so that key 5G and undersea cable infrastructure are more secure, resilient and open. The authors recommend that a concrete, techno-diplomatic strategy – developed in partnership between Australia...
Report

TCICA Region telecommunications and digital connectivity: final report 2021

As a consequence of that need, and as an alliance of 13 councils in the Cape York and Torres Strait, TCICA has commissioned The Cairns Institute at James Cook University (JCU) and the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to develop...
Discussion paper

Northern Australia communications analysis: directions paper

The CRC for Developing Northern Australia has invested in this analysis to investigate the impacts and relevance of digital inclusion for developing northern Australia.
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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Discussion paper

Consumer Safeguards Review Part C: Choice and fairness - consultation paper

The Consumer Safeguards Review is examining what consumer safeguards are required for a changing communications environment, with a focus on the post-2020 environment. This consultation paper seeks the public's views on proposals for reform regarding choice and fairness in the retail relationship between customers and...
Report

Can telephones race? 5G and the evolution of telecom: part 1

This report looks at the environment for competition by exploring how 5G creates wealth, the standards contest, and the effect of technological change in telecommunications as the United States moves to an 'open' environment.
Report

Criteria for security and trust in telecommunications networks and services

The CSIS Working Group on Trust and Security in 5G Networks has developed this criteria for governments and network owners or operators to use in assessing the trustworthiness of telecommunications equipment suppliers.
Report

The Next Gen Future

This 5G inquiry is a Parliament first, and the Committee has heard that the benefits of 5G will be experienced by all Australians if the deployment and adoption can be done successfully.