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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Telstra2022: Key takeaways from Telstra's new strategy

ZDNet unpacks the main points of Telstra's new three-year strategy, including the establishment of InfraCo and Global Business Services, and how it will handle NBN, 5G, and TPG.

Source: ZDNet Australia

CDN failure compounded Optus' FIFA World Cup woes

Optus CEO Allen Lew has revealed that the telco has struck an agreement with SBS to have the broadcaster simulcast FIFA World Cup matches until the end of the group stages on 29 June.

Source: Computerworld

Optus hands rest of World Cup group matches to SBS after streaming debacle

Optus announces all World Cup matches will be simulcast on SBS from tonight until the end of the group stage and customers who have already paid to access their coverage during the tournament will receive refunds.

Source: ABC News

Telstra predicts 5G boost to wireless-only households

Telstra’s CEO, Andy Penn, says that the telco believes 5G could potentially boost by 10-15 percentage points the proportion of Australian households choosing to go wireless-only. Currently around 15 per cent of homes have no fixed broadband services, the CEO today told a Telstra strategy update briefing.

Source: Computerworld

Telstra to deploy 5G in three phases

Telstra is planning to deploy its 5G network in three tranches with “full commercial deployment” expected in FY20.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra's big bang splits the company in two as 8,000 jobs go. Will it work?

Telstra chief executive Andy Penn has detonated a hand grenade with plans to cut 8,000 jobs and slash the business in two, but the full impact of the changes won't be known until well after the dust has settled, writes Stephen Letts.

Source: ABC News

Telstra share price slides on massive restructure

Telstra’s drastic plan to cut 9500 jobs and restructure its business has seen its share price slide five percent and led to a wave of criticism.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra completely changes how it sells enterprise services

Telstra is set to automate as much of the provisioning of business services as possible, revealing a new suite called ‘connected workplace’ that can be consumed on a cloud-like basis.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra cuts show public services must stay public: Greens

Telstra's announcement that its plan to cut 8000 jobs by 2022 will improve customer service has been labelled as "nonsense" by the Australian Greens.

Source: iTWire

Inside Telstra's new infrastructure business plans

Telstra has announced plans to create a new standalone infrastructure business, Telstra InfraCo, as part of the telco's 2022 strategy.

Source: ARN

Telstra to be network-ready for 5G by first-half FY19

Telstra aims to be ready to take advantage of the 5G market, saying it will be network-ready by the first half of FY19 and rolling out to capital cities, regional centres and other high-demand areas by FY20.

Source: iTWire

'We are creating a new Telstra': 8,000 jobs slashed but shares slammed

Telstra says 8,000 employee and contractor positions will be cut as it targets $2.5 billion in cost cutting by the 2022 financial year, but investors are not impressed by falling profits, sending the company's shares down 7 per cent.

Source: ABC News

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Telstra confirms outage for some customers, but says 'no issue' with 3G and 4G networks

Thousands of Australians had trouble making calls or using mobile data on Monday and Tuesday, with Telstra pointing to an issue on its wholesale platform.

Source: SMH

Telstra confirms 'intermittent' mobile outages in major cities

Telstra is reporting "intermittent" mobile outages in a number of major cities across Australia.

Source: ABC News

Record turnaround for Foxtel anti-piracy injunction

Foxtel has been successful in its Federal Court application to have Australian ISPs block 28 domains linked to 15 online services.

Source: Computerworld

Monday, 18 June 2018

Optus gives itself 48 hours to fix World Cup streams

Optus chief executive Allen Lew has pledged multi-device streaming services for the FIFA World Cup 2018 will be restored by the end of Wednesday.

Source: iTnews Australia

SBS to air all World Cup games for next 48 hours after Optus streaming issues

Optus announces all World Cup games will be simulcast on free-to-air SBS for the next 48 hours, after a wave of complaints about its subscription streaming service.

Source: ABC News

Take-up of faster NBN plans increasing, company claims

More customers are switching to faster broadband plans, NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, claims.

Source: iTWire

Foxtel continues fight against pirates

Foxtel has detailed how around 15 torrenting websites and 10 streaming sites are facilitating the infringement of copyright, including 'Game of Thrones' and 'Grey's Anatomy'.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus to shut down its dial-up internet service

Optus is killing off its dial-up internet service, three years after Telstra announced it was retiring its own dial-up services.

Source: iTnews Australia