by Ben Glimmerveen

Welcome to our Wearable Wednesdays series, a weekly look at the world of wearables.

By now you would’ve heard a little bit about the innovative devices coming out of Mobile World Congress. These are exciting devices, with particularly great announcements from HTC and Samsung (edge, anyone?).

But what I am most excited about is the range of wearables we’re seeing come out of MWC. This should come to no surprise, given that wearables are at the start of a ten-year boom.

Here are just a few of my favourites.


by Christina Patsias

Mobile World Congress is not just about future innovation but recognising the best in the business, and we’re thrilled to announce that Telstra has been recognised by its worldwide industry peers by winning the Broadband for all: Outstanding LTE Contribution award for our LTE Advanced Network (LANES) service.

LANES is a ground breaking new technology developed by Telstra to provide Emergency Services groups with reliable wireless broadband communications in emergency situations.  LANES enables dedicated mobile network capacity and priority access to the public mobile network to ensure that, during a large scale incident, critical information can be shared in real time with and between emergency service operatives who need to make quick and accurate decisions in the field.

The award win follows the successful use of LANES technology to support police operations during the G20 Summit in Brisbane late last year. This is an amazing achievement considering it was only at last year’s event that LANES was being showcased as a concept.


by Tim O'Leary

At Telstra we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of being connected and over the past two years our Tech Savvy Seniors program has been the cornerstone of our digital literacy agenda.

Through partnerships with the NSW and Victorian governments, we have provided training to over 26,000 people since 2014, helping them to gain the confidence and skills to participate safely in the digital world.


by Andy Giles-Knopp

In this digital age, businesses are increasingly relying on online tools to keep their business running.

We’re sending larger files more often, storing critical information in the cloud and using online services like video conferencing on a day-to-day basis.

With this in mind, our customers have told us that having a reliable internet connection with a healthy data allowance is more important than ever for Australian businesses.

That’s why we’re increasing data allowances on eligible broadband plans and bundles for new and existing business customers. The new plans will provide more value and greater peace of mind, with a broadband plan to help businesses be the best they can be. 


by Maryanne Tsiatsias

By now, you’re probably heard of the new way to watch your favourite TV shows and movies when you want to. It’s called subscription video on demand (SVOD). Personally, I just call it video streaming.

I also like to think of it as the video equivalent of a degustation menu. You get to choose from a top selection of some of the finest and most-loved ad-free movies and TV shows.

Which is why I’m pretty excited about Telstra’s new partnership with Presto, one of the leaders in the rapidly evolving SVOD market.

This partnership gives Telstra the ability to offer our customers Presto TV, Presto Movies and Presto Entertainment services across a range of our product offerings – including for our Pre-Paid mobile customers.

It means terrific offers and new ways for you to enjoy your favourite TV shows and movies on Presto, via your mobile, tablet or other compatible devices.

Current contributors

Ben Glimmerveen

Senior Product Specialist


Christina Patsias

Senior Communications Adviser

Corporate Affairs

Tim O'Leary

Chief Sustainability Officer

Strategy and Corporate Services

Andy Giles-Knopp

Executive Director, Small Business Sales & Service

Telstra Business