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Displaying items by tag: Telstra

Thursday, 07 December 2006 02:00

A glimmer of hope for online video in Australia

Two interesting recent news items show a glimmer of hope for Australia's fledging electronic content delivery eco-system.

Published in Seeking Nerdvana
The video store at the end of my street is the creature that just won't die.
Published in Entertainment
Telstra's Nowwearetalking web site has launched a rabid attack on the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) accusing it of single-handedly stifling investment in broadband infrastructure in Australia.

Published in Cornered!
Thursday, 30 November 2006 01:09

Foxtel to launch movies by broadband

Foxtel looks set to compete head on with its 50  percent shareholder Telstra with the launch of is own service delivering movies on demand over broadband.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 29 November 2006 12:36

ACMA names auditor for Next G and CDMA coverage

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has selected a Melbourne-based company, Zamro International Pty Ltd, to undertake the Government-mandated audit of coverage of Telstra's new Next G network and compare it with that of the CDMA network it is intended to replace.

Published in Technology Regulation
The Federal Government has angered Telstra's major shareholders by using the dying days of its controlling shareholding to force onto a reluctant board a highly unpopular director of prime minister John Howard's choosing and to approve the remuneration report despite serious concerns by shareholders.

Published in Deals
Monday, 13 November 2006 16:35

It's the Gecko v the TicTalk

Fruit juice marketeer Tim Pethick (the guy who brought you Nudies) has turned his marketing skills to cellphones with the launch of the Gecko kids phone. He's up against the big T with its TicTalk.

Published in Cornered!
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Friday, 10 November 2006 12:18

Telstra ups wholesale broadband speed to 8Mbps

Telstra has indicated it will not offer wholesale ADSL2/2+ services but there is some consolation for resellers: it has launched a wholesale version of the new increased bandwidth retail ADSL1 service, to 8Mbps.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 10 November 2006 04:35

Telstra launches ADSL2+ services for business

Simultaneous with its announcement of higher speed ADSL services for residential customers, Telstra has announced a range of services for businesses at speeds up to 20Mbps using ADSL2+ and at up to 8Mbps by removing the artificial cap of 1.5Mbps on its existing ADSL service.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 10 November 2006 03:47

Telstra announces ADSL2+ Business Only Broadband

Telstra today announced a range of Business Broadband packages designed specifically to address the needs of small to medium businesses. The packages deliver a range of new services, including the option of ADSL2+ broadband access up to 20mbps over a dedicated business only network and the option of unlimited download/upload volumes. Prices range from $49.95 a month upt $310 a month for an ADSL2+ service with unlimited data transfer.

Published in Home Tech
EXCLUSIVE: Bringing Australia into the 21st cyber century at last, Australia’s dominant telco Telstra has unveiled high speed broadband for more than 2,400 ADSL-enabled exchanges, reaching 91% of Australians. But in surprising news, “regulatory constraints” mean most will be stuck on the slower ADSL standard at 8Mbps, not the faster ADSL 2+.

Published in Entertainment
Broadcast Services Australia has told the ASX that it has secured a three year contract from an American supplier, which it does not name, to maintain that manufacturer's multiservice edge devices in Telstra's points of presence across Australia as part of its next generation network rollout. It says the deal could be worth up to $12 million.

Published in Deals
Through an embarrassing retraction by Internode - announcing a deal with global Internet roaming provider, iPass -  it has been revealed that iPass' agreement with Telstra for access to Telstra's 1000 hotspots around Australia specifically excludes Australian users.

Published in Home Tech
Telstra's largest union, the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) has claimed that the installation of GPS systems linked to field workforce management tools pose an unacceptable threat to employee privacy.

Published in Deals
Sunday, 29 October 2006 13:22

ACCC confirms ULLS pricing decisions

The ACCC has confirmed that it has set prices in five arbitrations of $17.70 per month in urban areas for the unconditioned local loop service.
Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 23 October 2006 17:15

Telstra starts trials of 14.4Mbps on Next G

Just two weeks after launching its Next G network in record time, Telstra says it is starting trials of an upgrade that it hopes will boost the peak data rate to 14.4Mbps by early 2007.

Published in Networking
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Thursday, 19 October 2006 18:18

Ericsson wins $US230m Telstra network upgrade

Ericsson has won a contract from Telstra worth more than $US230 million to upgrade Telstra's inter-capital, regional and rural optical and microwave radio transport networks.

Published in Networking
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Telstra International has launched Global Voice over IP, a service for corporate customers designed to minimise their international calling costs by carrying their outgoing voice calls as VoIP over Telstra's global IP network and delivering these into the PSTN as close as possible to their destination. A similar service is provided for incoming traffic originating from international toll free numbers.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2006 17:10

Telstra launches video distribution services

Telstra has moved into the market for distribution of video content to remote screens around Australia: for advertising or intra-company communications purposes.

Published in Home Tech
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In a move seemingly designed to take some of the heat out of the massive promotional campaign for Telstra's Next G network, Globalstar has announced plans for service to be launched next February to enable the location of mobile, high value assets anywhere in Australia.

Published in Home Tech
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