Newspaper headlines in Australia proclaimed on Sunday that Telstra had signed a deal with NBN Co to transfer customers from its copper network onto the National Broadband Network’s fibre network and share Telstra’s infrastructure. Not surprisingly, a press release from Telstra was a little more muted stating it had signed a non-binding Financial Heads of [...]
Australia’s giant supermarket and retail chain, Woolworths (no relation to its UK and US namesakes) is launching itself into the highly competitive mobile market by becoming an MVNO utilising the resources of Optus. In a move reminiscent of UK’s Tesco, Woolworths (better known as Woolies to locals) will attempt to use its massive network of [...]
Australians, long known for having the ‘gift of the gab’ (good talkers) are changing their habits and becoming a nation of prolific ‘SMSers’, according to Telstra’s State of the Nation Report. The report, which canvased 1,201 Aussies in May, investigated the use of mobile phones in the country and exposed some very interesting ‘under the [...]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is waiting for new powers to heavily fine telcos who keep ripping off customers – despite all the bad publicity, dreaming up ‘shonky’ (dubious) tariffs is a habit Australian telcos and ISPs don’t seem able to break. Read article…
Australia has a history producing and exporting a few great movies and rather too many not-so-great TV soap operas. Our success may be down to a certain curiosity factor that attracts overseas viewers to the accents and inventive slang we use and the quirky social behaviours we exhibit. Or perhaps it’s the scenery: all those [...]
Australians have just been told in a KPMG report that they are paying too much for international roaming! As if they didn’t know. Read article.