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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Telstra invites MPs on Next G drive-by

Telstra invites MPs on Next G drive-by

After reports that the government is considering forcing Telstra to keep its CDMA network open against the telco's will, Telstra is now offering unconvinced politicians a chance to tour its Next G network.

July 31, 2007 by in Telcos

Telstra gets early end to ACCC fight

Telstra gets early end to ACCC fight

Telstra's battle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over the cost of access to its network could come to an early end, the telco has revealed.Telstra has now had its constitutional challenge to the ACCC's "compulsory acquisition" of the ULL (unbundled local loop) referred to the High Court for early determination, according to the company.

July 4, 2007 by in Telcos

Why did Telstra and O2 say bye-mode?

Why did Telstra and O2 say bye-mode?

This week has seen both Telstra and O2 in the UK ditch NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile content service after adopting it for just two years. Is this a good sign or a bad sign for the Internet on mobiles?

July 17, 2007 by in Telcos

Fibre rollout: Plans revealed 'in weeks'

Fibre rollout: Plans revealed 'in weeks'

With the expert taskforce on Australia's fibre-to-the-node rollout newly convened, the government has now set out the rules on how the group must make their decision.Under the new guidelines, the taskforce will have to determine the timetable for the fibre-to-the-node deployment, which will provide Australia with high speed broadband in urban areas.

July 8, 2007 by in Telcos

Telecom New Zealand picks BT man for new boss

Telecom New Zealand picks BT man for new boss

Telecom New Zealand has plucked its new CEO from the upper echelons of the UK's biggest telco, BT.Paul Reynolds, former head of BT Wholesale, which resells access to other ISPs as well as BT's retail arm, will take up his position from the end of September this year.

June 28, 2007 by in Telcos