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  • Telstra draws roadmap for faster wireless

    Got 4G and still not satisfied with the speed? Telstra has revealed it will launch 5G services in “around 2020".

  • Attack on Gemalto only breached its office networks, claims firm

    An investigation by Amsterdam-based SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, has found that an attack by operatives from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010 and 2011 probably happened but the attack only breached its office networks.

  • Ludlam letter raises concerns about Gemalto SIM card hack

    Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has sent a letter to Telstra CEO David Thodey expressing concerns about the use of Gemalto SIM cards by the telco following media reports that the company’s SIM card encryption keys were allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

  • Australian Privacy Commissioner investigating SIM card hack

    Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is investigating reports about SIM card encryption keys – including those of SIM cards used in Australia – having been allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

  • Telstra wins $12.5 million Allianz contract

    Telstra signed a $12.5 million, three-year contract with Allianz Insurance to provide voice, data and more than 800 mobile services.

  • Telecom outages continue after Queensland cyclone

    Telstra and Optus are scrambling to restore services in Queensland after Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit the state’s north coast on Friday morning, damaging properties and leaving many areas without power.

  • Turnbull pays tribute to Thodey

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has lauded Telstra CEO David Thodey as a "thought leader and skilled executive".

  • Telstra to stay on course with new CEO

    Andrew Penn said to expect business as usual when he takes the reins of Telstra from departing CEO David Thodey on 1 May.

  • Telstra CEO David Thodey retires

    Telstra's chief financial officer, Andrew Penn, will from 1 May replace David Thodey as chief executive officer.

  • Streaming service Stan on-track for 100k sign-ups

    Early adoption of the Stan video streaming service has "exceeded expectations," Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood said today.

  • 12 telcos six weeks late on 1800 promise: ACCAN

    Vodafone, TPG and 10 other mobile telcos are still charging for calls to 1800 numbers despite a telco industry pledge to make these calls free by 1 January.

  • In Pictures: Inside Telstra's new hi-tech Customer Insights Centre

    Telstra has opened its Customer Insights Centre (CIC) in Sydney, giving enterprise and business customers access to a world class technology precinct, purpose-built to foster innovation and partnerships. Spanning 3600sqm over the entire second level of Telstra’s 400 George Street office in Sydney’s CBD, it houses a 300-person auditorium, workshop and collaboration spaces, partner pop-up installations, a restaurant, and many hands-on technology demonstration areas featuring state of the art business solutions.

  • Growth of 4G devices boosts Telstra mobile revenue

    The number of 4G devices on Telstra’s mobile network has overtaken 3G for the first time, Telstra CEO David Thodey said as he reported results for the half-year ending 31 December.

  • Telstra lifts half year profit 22 per cent

    Telstra has reaffirmed its full year earnings guidance after lifting its first half profit 22 per cent to more than $2 billion.

  • Telstra to axe 64 Ballarat jobs

    Telstra will axe 64 jobs in Ballarat as part of 78 positions to go across the country in April.