TELSTRA EXCHANGE|Author Profile

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04 Jun 2014

David Piltz...

  • Director
  • Fixed and Data Access Engineering
  • David is responsible for the planning, technology, delivery and optimization of Telstra’s fixed and data access networks which include the capacity and area planning and technology management for all elements of the narrowband voice, broadband access, broadband service and wideband business services across the length and breadth of Australia.

    In a career in the telecommunications industry and Telstra spanning over 41 years, David has had assignments in many fields including field engineering, construction, network planning, process and knowledge management. More recently he led the Integrated Network Planning group with responsibilities for the capacity planning, forecasting and investment in the national fixed network and international transmission network.

    Currently the investment optimization in Telstra’s Fixed Broadband Network in a National Broadband Network environment is David’s prime accountabilities.

    David is also Chairman of Heritage Telstra, a cross business committee vested with the responsibility of maintaining and leveraging Telstra's vast historical collection.

    David has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Grad Member AIDC).

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Posted in Telstra News

What we’ve learned since the Warrnambool fire

04 Jun 2014

Author: David Plitz. While we would have preferred the fire at Warrnambool not to have occurred, the lessons we’ve learned will stand us in good stead for the future.


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Posted in Technology

Telstra’s new MEOW

04 Jul 2013

Author: David Plitz. Our third generation Mobile Exchange on Wheels (MEOW™) has recently rolled off the production line and I have to say that I’m really proud of how the MEOW Mk III has turned out – from concept to reality.


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Posted in Telstra News

Investigating the Warrnambool Fire

26 Mar 2013

Author: David Piltz. When Telstra’s Chief Operations Officer Brendon Riley asked me to investigate the Warrnambool Exchange fire he said I would need to get my hands dirty. It wasn’t until I was crawling through the ceiling space of the burnt out exchange that I realised he wasn’t joking.


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