MWC Shanghai 2015 Keynote: Telstra

David Thodey, Board Member and Former CEO of Telstra, presents in the opening keynote focused on ‘The Future of Mobile.’

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Telstra’s Thodey urges new approach to leadership

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: David Thodey, former CEO and now a board member of Telstra, called for a “new leadership paradigm” in the mobile industry, covering its relationship with government, its attitude to innovation and how it …

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Telstra’s new CEO adds $485M to mobile capex budget

Telstra’s new CEO, Andrew Penn, said in his first speech that the country’s mobile leader will invest an additional AUD500 million ($485 million) in its mobile network, bringing its planned mobile investment to more than $5 billion over the next …

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Australia backs rural coverage with $297M in funding

Australia’s federal government, with support from state and local governments, as well as operators Telstra and Vodafone, will invest a total of AUD385 million ($297 million) to build 499 base stations in remote locations over the next three years. Public …

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Telstra to add 429 towers in remote locations

Australia’s mobile leader Telstra announced today it plans to expand mobile coverage to more than 400 remote communities that currently have no coverage. Through the government’s mobile black-spot programme, Telstra, with support from federal, state and local governments, will invest …

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Telstra signs 3-year M2M deal with Komatsu

Australia’s largest operator Telstra has signed a $23 million contract with Komatsu to manage the mining and construction equipment manufacturer’s core telecoms services and M2M strategy. The three-year agreement covers voice and data services as well as M2M and cloud …

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Telstra plans tele-health consultation service

Australia’s largest mobile operator Telstra will soon expand its e-health portfolio with the launch of a service that gives customers 24/7 access to doctors via an app and secure voice or video connection. Telstra is partnering with European telemedicine company …

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Crown Castle sells off Australian mobile tower business for $1.6B

Wireless infrastructure player Crown Castle International is to sell off its mobile tower business in Australia to a consortium led by the country’s largest investment bank, Macquarie Group. The takeover will be funded by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets fund, …

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VHA, Optus call for limits on 1.8GHz allocation

Australia’s Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have both submitted proposals to the telecoms regulator recommending that it set limits on the amount of spectrum an operator can hold. The number 2 and 3 players are keen to prevent market …

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