Tag: Telstra

Former Telstra CEO regrets silence over NBN disaster

Abbott’s single-minded partisan politics of Nope Nope Nope and internal LNP politics of enforcing Abbott’s poisoned NBN chalice on his potential challenger Malcolm Turnbull was a guarantee the new revolutionised Internet infrastructure would fail. The mainstream news and Telcos were behind him in the hope that some positive outcomes would somehow eventuate out of much-needed system change so they remained silent. Murdoch media was a major voice always in support of Abbott no matter his mistakes. The outcome has been a total fail, a waste of money,that left us in a technological backwater. 60th in the world when it came to speed. Finally, an ex-Telstra CEO has the balls to speak out.

My suggestion was to keep the end goal in place, but make changes to the way how to get there. However, with a Prime Minister such as Tony Abbott at the helm, the national interest was replaced with political interest and there was no way for a compromise or for an open discussion on the topic. Reviews were stacked with those supporting the Government.

Source: Former Telstra CEO regrets silence over NBN disaster

Dodgicel: Andy Penn given more billions, this time to beat China to a telco takeover – Michael West Media

Barnaby Joyce, Keith Pitt, coal

Why the blazes was Telstra slotted $1.6bn by Scott Morrison’s government to buy Digicel, and how is it Telstra shares slumped by one-third during the bull market when they are raking in billions in NBN money? Kim Wingerei checks on the charmed existence of chief executive Andy Penn.

Source: Dodgicel: Andy Penn given more billions, this time to beat China to a telco takeover – Michael West Media

Australian bandwidth is the most expensive in the world thanks to Telstra and Optus | Daily Mail Online| Yes John Howard sold Telstra and promised efficiency for whom?

Data costs in Australia are 17 times those of Europe, making them worse than Africa and the same as South America, because the two providers have too much market power.

Source: Australian bandwidth is the most expensive in the world thanks to Telstra and Optus | Daily Mail Online