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Telstra buys Pacnet for $700m

Telstra buys Pacnet for $700m

Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has announced that it will acquire Asian telecommunications network company Pacnet for $697 million in a deal that will double the telco's size in the Asia region.

published December 22, 2014 by

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Telstra's AGM: photos

Telstra's AGM: photos

Today's Annual General Meeting marked an historic day for Telstra as shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favour of the $11 billion deal with the National Broadband Network Company. ZDNet Australia was there to catch all the action.

published October 17, 2011 by

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The mobile phone, 30 years ago: photos

The mobile phone, 30 years ago: photos

It's been 30 years since the first mobile phone call was made on Telstra's network, then called Telecom Australia, without the assistance of an operator. The phones were tied down to a car and cost a fortune to own, but they set the foundation for today's cellular network. Here's how they used to build them.

published August 8, 2011 by

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CEOs reflect on 100 years of IBM: photos

CEOs reflect on 100 years of IBM: photos

IBM yesterday celebrated its 100th birthday in Sydney, bringing together five ex-managing directors — including Telstra CEO David Thodey — as well as current managing director Andrew Stevens. The six IT powerbrokers sat on a panel and waxed lyrical about what had changed over the 100 years since IBM started out selling cheese measurement equipment.

published June 16, 2011 by

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Inside Telstra's Experience Centre: photos

Inside Telstra's Experience Centre: photos

After a week of big announcements stemming from its Investor Day events, Telstra invited ZDNet Australia into its Experience Centre in Sydney, to show us what's next for the telco, and how its products can be put into practice for Aussie small to medium businesses.

published September 30, 2010 by

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Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.

published December 9, 2009 by

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Telstra Sydney protest: Photos

Telstra Sydney protest: Photos

Two of Telstra's unions commenced industrial action this week; this gallery documents a protest held on Tuesday morning outside Telstra's Elizabeth St, Sydney office, during the strike.

published December 15, 2008 by

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Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Telstra today gave some insight into the logistics of what needs to be done in order to build a national broadband network over the next five years — we also had a peek into one of the company's nodes.

published December 4, 2008 by

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ARTC digital track project chugs ahead

The Australian Rail Track Association (ARTC) is set to finish the proof-of-concept phase and sign off on the business case for an ambitious project to digitise Australia's train-signal network using Telstra's Next G network as its transmission backbone.

published March 6, 2012 by

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NBN Co late on business case

NBN Co has not yet delivered its business case to the Federal Government, despite having previously said it would be handed over by 31 May, the group's chief executive Mike Quigley confirmed this week.

published June 28, 2010 by

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Telstra: Now we are listening

Why did Telstra recently shut down its Now We Are Talking website? The problem, according to Telstra chief executive David Thodey, was that "the other guy left it running" and everyone had got sore throats from talking too much.

published September 27, 2009 by

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i-mate Ultimate 9502

i-mate Ultimate 9502

The i-mate Ultimate 9502 is the larger sibling of the i-mate 8502, and shares the honour of being Australia's first HSUPA phone. While we believe this phone is in the same league as a BlackBerry or the iPhone, be wary of Telstra's promised internet speeds.

published April 6, 2008 by

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Sagem SG343i

Sagem SG343i

The Sagem SG343i is an affordable Telstra i-mode solution that offers a basic yet adequate feature set.

published May 7, 2006 by

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iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.

published April 9, 2006 by

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NEC N600i

NEC N600i

NEC's N600i is a 3G clamshell with a 1.3-megapixel camera that supports a wireless Internet service called i-mode to access to sites such as eBay, Whereis and Citibank from your phone.

published October 26, 2005 by

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Telstra CDMA 1xRTT Communication Card

Telstra CDMA 1xRTT Communication Card

Telstra's wireless service is for Australian road warriors who don't mind paying big bucks for maximum mobility.According to the Telstra, its existing CDMA network covers about one-fifth of the Australian landmass and over 98 percent of the population.

published June 17, 2004 by

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