News and interviews on David Thodey including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Friday, 29 October 2010
Telstra jobs go in restructure, IMF warns Australian housing prices overvalued, Whitehaven Coal in takeover talks
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The Commonwealth Bank says it is replacing cheap debt; the Greens are unhappy with the proposed Singapore takeover of the ASX; and Australian shares are flat in morning trade today
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition no longer opposes Telstra's retail and wholesale split, but wants to examine the bill to make sure all changes are right and necessary.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
The Australian sharemarket opens lower this morning following a weak lead from Europe and Wall Street.
Microsoft's release of their new Windows 7 Phone system means there's much more competition in the smartphone market. Is it time to buy a new phone?
Thursday, 07 October 2010
Of course the NBN is not commercially viable, otherwise the government wouldn’t have to do it. But the extent to which it is subsidised in the interests of nation building should be calculated and published.
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Telco analyst warns Telstra should consider rebranding its various departments in order to claw back market share and ready itself to fight against smaller, fast-growing competitors.
Yet another transformation of Telstra is underway, but it will be impeded by investors clamouring for dividends. And all the while, Telstra is failing to understand key growth areas of its business.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
US consumer confidence falls to a seven-month low, with investors now becoming increasingly worried about the strength of the country's economic recovery.
Monday, 27 September 2010
Scores of handsets run on Google's Android operating system are flooding the market, at prices that will allow Google to have a direct relationship with end users – pushing the likes of Telstra to the background.
Wednesday, 01 September 2010
Fast-growing tech support SMEs Geeks2U and eNerds say they are unfazed by Telstra’s decision to start its own premium support service.
Monday, 16 August 2010
Telstra is refunding customers who breached their smartphone data limits in July, after the company’s online data usage monitoring tool broke down for two weeks.
Friday, 13 August 2010
There is a common message emerging about Australia’s economic outlook – the next 12 months are extremely uncertain.
Telstra struggling to manage $364 million of bad debts, with more smartphone users suffering “bill shock”, refusing to pay as they rack up huge amounts of data and voice usage.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
It’s been a mixed morning for the telec industry, with Telstra disappointing the market with a 4.7% fall in net profit and Optus continuing its solid growth with net profit up 22%.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Telstra will shed over 300 management jobs in the coming weeks as part of a move to simplify the company’s internal structure and reduce red tape.
Monday, 28 June 2010
Telstra chief executive David Thodey says the $11 billion agreement with the NBN Co. is a very encouraging milestone.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Analysts say TPG may consider buying AAPT to build scale
Speculation circulates that TPG could acquire AAPT, in another sign the market will continue to consolidate ahead of the rollout of the NBN.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Analysts argue that while the Telstra/NBN deal may be beneficial for many, it will still change the telecommunications market forever.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Telstra finally strikes deal over the NBN, agreeing to shut down parts of its copper-based networks and move customers to the NBN in exchange for $11 billion in compensation.