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 eyes 5G opportunities beyond mere connectivity supply

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has talked up some specific benefits and opportunities around the imminent rollout of 5G, beyond merely focusing on the telcos traditional remit of delivering connectivity and bandwidth capacity. At Telstra’s recent Vantage tech even in Melbourne, Penn told media that as the connectivity piece itself drives a host of technology innovations, the enterprise side of business will be clamouring for more … Continue reading Telstra eyes 5G opportunities beyond mere connectivity supply

Speed, capacity and IoT will cement 5G’s key role in 4th industrial revolution: Telstra CEO Andy Penn

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has outlined an upbeat assessment of how the rollout of 5G in conjunction with vastly increased network speed, capacity and the opportunities of the Internet-of-Things looks set to be a pivotal driver of the digitisation of the physical world and mass automation. Unpacking some of the key elements of this disruptive transformation – the Fourth industrial revolution – at Telstra’s 2018 … Continue reading Speed, capacity and IoT will cement 5G’s key role in 4th industrial revolution: Telstra CEO Andy Penn

Telstra flicks switch on 5G mobile network service for Queensland’s Gold Coast

Telstra has switched on 5G technology across selected areas of the Gold Coast in Queensland, claiming the move made the telco’s mobile network the first in Australia to be 5G ready. Telstra CEO Andrew Penn said this was just the beginning of Telstra’s rollout of 5G technology, with some 200 5G-capable sites planned to be live around the country by year’s end. “Today’s switch on demonstrates Telstra’s … Continue reading Telstra flicks switch on 5G mobile network service for Queensland’s Gold Coast

Transforming how we work: Telstra CEO Andy Penn

Today we have announced fundamental changes to Telstra’s organisational structure and operating model. Part of our T22 strategy, these are about building a company agile and nimble enough to respond quickly to rapidly changing market dynamics and opportunities. To do that we need to change how we work. I wanted to share the note I sent to employees today because I want to keep being … Continue reading Transforming how we work: Telstra CEO Andy Penn