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The Public Switching Telephone Network, do we still have one

August 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

During the 90’s the newly branded Telstra continues to radically digitise and expand the public switched telephone network, but it is no longer alone. During 1991 the Government issued a second telecommunications carrier licence, the process of public switched telephone network competition had begun. “Trunk bypass” allowed customers to select a long distance carrier for their high cost national and international calls. At the same time the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) technology was being rapidly introduced. However, telecommunications engineers were working on a new generation of digital mobile radio network (2G) and on the internet which included a new voice calling technology, Voice Over IP (VOIP). During the next 10 years, radical decisions for the Australian communications landscape are made, the National Broadband Network is to be built and the fate of the Australian Public Switching Telephone Network is decided. Speaker(s): Paul, Paul Vella Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/368677