telstra corp ltd (TTRAF) Key Developments
Gordon Ballantyne to Leave Telstra Retail Group in December
Oct 6 15
Telstra Retail Group Executive, Gordon Ballantyne, will leave Telstra in December after more than five years helping deliver significant growth for the business. A seasoned global technology executive, Mr. Ballantyne joined Telstra as Consumer Group Managing Director in June 2010, before taking the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer across all customer segments of consumer, business, enterprise and government in July 2012. Mr. Ballantyne has been Retail Group Executive since October 2013.
Telstra Wins 3-Year Contract with Medibank Private Insurer
Sep 23 15
Telstra has been selected as private health insurer Medibank Private's exclusive telecommunications partner in a three-year multi-million dollar contract. By consolidating its eight previous suppliers to just one, Telstra, Medibank will save 37% on its telecommunications. Telstra will refresh LAN and WAN equipment to mitigate network risks and improve capability, while delivering the latest in enterprise mobility services. Telstra will also provide a collaborative environment through the use of Skype for Business across its corporate office and retail locations.
Telstra Corporation Reportedly Mulls Investments
Sep 17 15
Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS) is reportedly seeking investments. Telstra is likely to make substantial investments and acquisitions throughout Asia in the coming 24 months.
Telstra Launches 600Mbps-Capable Category 11 Device
Sep 17 15
Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR® Inc, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced that it is bringing the world’s first 4G LTE Advanced Category 11 (Cat 11) 600Mbps capable device to its customers in Australia on the Telstra Mobile Network. This announcement comes only one month after the launch of the first Cat 9 (450Mbps) devices on the Telstra Mobile Network. The Telstra WiFi 4GX Advanced III Mobile Broadband Hotspot is the latest ultra-fast mobile broadband device to join Telstra’s product range and uses 3 band Carrier Aggregation technology. This technology means customers will have access to significantly faster peak download speeds and added capacity in the network. Customers can enjoy faster downloads, streaming with less buffering, swift application response times and a better overall experience. But above all, the evolution in Telstra’s network that supports Cat 11 devices is really designed to boost network capacity. The new Telstra Wi-Fi 4GX Advanced III mobile hotspot supports up to 15 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously. Customers in a 4GX enabled area can securely share blazing-fast WiFi with friends, family and co-workers while on the go. The hotspot automatically switches between 4GX, 4G and 3G coverage in areas where 4GX is not yet available. With its powerful battery, customers can connect for up to 11 hours of continuous use or 260 hours on standby. The early Cat 11 enabled footprint is concentrated on the CBD’s of Eastern Seaboard capital cities; initially Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and in selected popular holiday locations. The network reach supporting these Cat 11 speeds will also continue to expand in line with growing mobile data demand.
Australian Rail Track Corporation Signs 10-Year Contract with Telstra Corporation Limited
Sep 10 15
The Australian Rail Track Corporation, or ARTC, has signed a 10-year contract with Telstra Corporation Limited to provide ongoing telecommunications to the rail freight network. This announcement enables the national freight network to meet its evolving data intensive communications' needs and provides a platform for future rail technology innovation. The deal comprises the security of supply,maintenance and enhancement to its Telstra-powered National Train Communications System (NTCS), which supports the ARTC's 8,500km national rail freight network.