Telstra gets set to cut 10,000 contractors

At least 10,000 Telstra contractors are expected to be cut over the next two years as part of the telco’s far-reaching T22 transformation program, according to the company’s CEO Andy Penn. “By June 30 we expect to have announced around 75 percent of our direct workforce reductions,” Penn said at a Morgan Stanley Summit on 4 June. “Over the past year we have also reduced … Continue reading Telstra gets set to cut 10,000 contractors

Telstra rolls out regional 5G first in Toowoomba

Telstra has switched on 5G technology in Toowoomba, claiming the rollout made it the first regional community in Australia and one of the first places worldwide to be 5G ready. Telstra CEO Andrew Penn and Executive Director, Network & Infrastructure Engineering, Channa Seneviratne joined civic and business leaders at the Harristown base station in Toowoomba to launch 5G technology in a select area of the Queensland community. … Continue reading Telstra rolls out regional 5G first in Toowoomba

Two things to get right as telco becomes world’s most critical infrastructure: Telstra CEO Andrew Penn

Republished with kind permission by the author, Telstra CEO Andrew Penn. The article first appeared here. With the world about to see an explosion in the number of connected devices and customers looking for ever-higher levels of service in their connected lives, telecommunications is becoming the world’s most critical infrastructure. Critical for every business, state and nation. At the same time in Australia the economics of … Continue reading Two things to get right as telco becomes world’s most critical infrastructure: Telstra CEO Andrew Penn