Jo Best

Jo Best has been covering IT for over a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing, and ZDNet in both London and Sydney. As a freelance writer and full-time student, Jo has an interest in health, mobile, and emerging tech.

Jo Best has nothing to disclose but her love of vegan cake. She holds no shares and has no business relationships with any of the companies she writes about.

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Lies, damned lies and telco stupidity

Lies, damned lies and telco stupidity

Earlier this month, Telstra put out a press release trumpeting that it's come up with a new phone coaching service to help people who are "bamboozled" by their mobiles. Another excellent example of wrong-headed thinking from the mobile industry.

June 26, 2008 by in Mobile Carriers

ACCC to expose fake excuses for broadband delays

ACCC to expose fake excuses for broadband delays

Competition regulator the ACCC is set to probe what's stopping Telstra's rivals rolling out broadband services -- and whether there are 'real' blocks, like space constraints, that are preventing them or whether there are 'artificial' restraints on accessing the unbundled local loop.

March 13, 2008 by in Mobile Carriers

Telstra loses unbundled local loop Court challenge

Telstra loses unbundled local loop Court challenge

Telstra's attempts to challenge the regulatory regime which allows its rivals to access its network were dealt a blow today, after the High Court dismissed a case brought by the telco -- but questions remain over whether the ruling will apply to any future fibre-to-the-node network.

March 5, 2008 by in Mobile Carriers

Telstra, Optus must give network data to FTTN rivals

Telstra, Optus must give network data to FTTN rivals

Broadband Minister Senator Stephen Conroy has demanded that Telstra -- and a series of other carriers -- provide him with the physical details of their networks, in order to enlighten companies that may be interested in building the government's proposed fibre-to-the-node network.

February 28, 2008 by in Mobile Carriers