Breaking News: Telstra is set to cut at least 8000 staff and carve out its infrastructure assets into a new standalone business unit under sweeping changes announced today, reports ITNews.
Telstra will offer co-funding of 500 4GX-lite mobile small cells over the next three years to extend coverage to remote and regional communities and tourist attractions.
Telstra will cease the sale of a range of business mobile plans from 1 June, opting to enhance its existing Corporate Mobile Plus and Business Mobile Plans.
Telstra has featured as top High Performance Network out of 13 regional providers, in Gartner's white paper: Critical Capabilities For Network Services, Asia Pacifica, 2018.
TPG will look to shake up the marketplace by offering six months' free service to the first customers who sign up to its new 4G mobile network.
Telstra CEO, Andy Penn, has signalled "a difficult trading period ahead” blaming the rollout of nbn for "triggering a step change in the competitive environment."
Telstra has stopped selling its own-brand ZTE devices, after the Chinese manufacturer was forced to cease trading due to a United States Government-imposed ban.
Telstra is calling it "the future of voice" as the telco joins with Microsoft to offer voice calling through Microsoft Office 365 applications including Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.
The Commonwealth Games, held in the Gold Coast in April 2018, was the first battleground for Australian telco's, who are all racing to claim 5G ascendancy.
Best estimates predict 5G won't be readily available until 2020. In the meantime 4GX is up to 6x faster than standard 4G and can provide a competitive advantages for business.