When Telstra boss Sol Trujillo took up the microphone at the National Press Club in Canberra at lunchtime on Thursday he knew the next hour would be a bumpy ride. The executive hadn't spoken publicly in Australia since Telstra's mid-year results event in February.
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I can't imagine it would be all sugar and cookies selling Ericsson's services to countries in Europe's south-east corner ... particularly for an Aussie.
It appears that employees of Australian telcos are not immune to the sweet, sweet lure of staying up till after midnight watching the soccer. While I'm personally not a fan (preferring to follow the Australian alternative known as Australian Rules), I can understand the pain of those who had to rock up to work this morning after watching the Socceroos thump Japan until 1am.
Telstra executive Phil Burgess needs to take another look at his dictionary of Australian slang.
The ability for any consumer with a half-decent PC to re-mix the advertisements your mega-corporation paid millions for must be a pain in the neck.It certainly appears as if Telecom New Zealand disapproves of the practice.
Opportunities to quiz an executive from search giant Google in person come few and far between. That's why when I attended the launch of Google's new Australian office last week there was only one question on my mind.
I spent enough time at CeBIT last week to know the telecommunications industry was well represented ... but not always without controversy.
Two more great Aussie telecomms blogs to add to my growing list. The first is a blog I'd heard existed but only found today.
As they often do, a press release from Telstra crossed my desk last week. The headline screamed: "Launches nationwide 8Mbps business broadband".
Wednesday seemed like a nice normal day at ZDNet HQ, until all of a sudden in the middle of the afternoon a hush ran through the office. I looked over to the aisle where the consumer technology journalists live, to see my colleague Randolph Ramsay deep in a phone conversation.