by Gordon Ballantyne

Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network is a step closer with the first 1000 hotspots going live before Christmas.

In May, we unveiled a $100 million strategy to create one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks over five years.

Today we are letting all of Australia know that from November they will be able to trial free Wi-Fi at some of Australia’s busiest and most iconic locations as part of our plan to roll out more than 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation.


by Andrew Ward

Putting our customer’s challenges and problems at the centre of our solution development is one of our highest priorities. To bring this to life, we recently invited four not-for-profits to participate in our first ever Fast Solution Hubs, an environment where team members from our Chief Technology Office and some of our partners collaborated in a 30-hour hackathon, driving outcomes to some of the most pressing challenges affecting our four customers today.


by Andy Giles-Knopp

You may have heard that Telstra is accelerating the launch of 4G services on the newly available 700MHz band, which means that Australian businesses will soon have access to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, with Telstra.


by Adam Good

There’ll be plenty of great action on the field at ANZ Stadium tonight when South Sydney takes on the Sydney Roosters in the NRL Preliminary Final, but we at Telstra are just as excited about a new innovation up in the stands.

It’s called the Telstra Connected Lounge and it’s the next part of our strategy to provide brilliantly different experiences for our customers.

It’s the first of its kind in Australia where our customers, NRL fans and partners will get a chance to be part of a new type of live game experience.


by Nick McCormack

You’re a long-suffering football fan who has experienced several years of heartache watching your team fall short of the finals each September.

You feel destined to finish ninth every year before the season commences, and every year your team makes a late dash that inevitably sees you miss out on ‘percentage’ or ‘points’.

It’s enough to make you microwave your membership card.

Then it happens: the wheels turn; the team gels; the young guns play out of their skin; the old stagers squeeze the best they can out of their failing bodies; and, incredibly, you’re going to be part of the September action.

Then another thing happens: you’re presented with unfamiliar life choices that you hadn’t realised existed. It’s been 10 years since your team has made the finals and in that time people have started having weddings, christenings and kids birthdays on Saturday afternoons…

Before you bail on the birthday of your first-born and head to the Grand Final, consider these alternatives for keeping up with the game, while saving face with the family.

Current contributors

Gordon Ballantyne

Group Executive

Telstra Retail

Andrew Ward

Group Marketing Manager Enterprise Solutions


Andy Giles-Knopp

Executive Director, Small Business Sales & Service

Telstra Business

Adam Good

Director, Digital Media and Content

Telstra Media