Topic archives: Telstra

NBN Co always had obsolete technology, now it has to admit it

April 13, 2018 41

Bill Morrow's departure from NBN is just more proof that mobile technology is cutting the NBN's lunch and gobbling it down.

Merger plans reveal News Corp’s over-valued stake in Foxtel

March 6, 2018 3

News Corp has had to write-down more than US$1 billion as its Foxtel deal with Telstra uncovers an overvaluation of assets.

Telstra is better at selling subscriptions to Foxtel than Foxtel itself

February 16, 2018 1

Telstra has built the fastest growing subscription/streaming service in the country with its Telstra TV product. And Foxtel can't keep up.

Foxtel tidies its books ahead of revamp

February 14, 2018 1

News Corp and Telstra are putting the finishing touches on their revamp of Foxtel.

Will Telstra’s adventures abroad plug its leaks back home?

February 14, 2018 3

Amid a slew of bad deals and a stagnant share-price, shareholders shouldn't hold their breath that Telstra's Asian excursions will pay off.

Six threats that Foxtel executives will be watching for in 2018

and December 22, 2017 2

More people are watching TV on more platforms than ever, but Australia's only pay TV network is struggling. But what are the biggest threats facing Foxtel?

Crikey Worm: ‘Make Australia a hellhole,’ says departing ASIC boss

November 9, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Outgoing ASIC chief's parting shot at white-collar crooks, and Optus is now likely to follow Telstra in returning money to customers stiffed by underperforming NBN speeds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

October 24, 2017 25

Malcolm Turnbull says we shouldn't have started from where we did on the NBN -- problem is, we didn't have much choice, thanks to market economics.

Fairfax and Southern Cross the media winners of reporting season

August 24, 2017

With most major companies' EOFY reports now released, Glenn Dyer runs down the winners and losers of the Australian media landscape.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 23, 2017 6

ABS suggests some wedding venues ... factional backbiting in the Victorian Liberals ... what's going on at the RAASA? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 18, 2017 4

We found out exactly how Pauline Hanson was identified by Senate security ... early deadlines mean the AFR misses the news again ... and ABC is happy with Uhlmann's editorialising ...

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

July 25, 2017 5

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

TPG finally gets its mobile network

April 12, 2017 3

Onya, TPG.

Absent any legitimate argument against gay marriage, conservatives turn to symbolism

April 7, 2017 6

Eric Abetz's legacy will be of the dumped former frontbencher who was obsessed with rainbow flags and rings.

Tips and rumours

March 28, 2017 1

ScoMo's clumsy PR whitewashing ... ACL goes to ground ... pollie rock band continued ...

New ABC chair reveals his ‘tough side’, promises he ‘will not be pushed around by politicians’

March 27, 2017 12

Justin Milne made it clear he would protect the ABC's independence fiercely.

What do we know about new ABC chairman Justin Milne?

March 22, 2017 5

Milne goes way, way back to the halcyon days of OzEmail, the little internet service provider that could.

AFR misses the full story on Foxtel and Telstra

March 2, 2017 2

Telstra is now more important to Foxtel’s future than Foxtel and News Corp are to Telstra’s.

Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

February 1, 2017 5

Peter Dutton revealed his donation to his own party, but Malcolm Turnbull hasn't disclosed his yet.

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

November 17, 2016 6

Revelations of trafficking of Australians' metadata illustrate that data retention -- which has no benefits for law enforcement -- is a serious threat to Australians.