Telstra Corporation Limited - Company Overview and Operating Statistics
Telstra is Australia's largest telecommunications provider offering a full range of telecom services throughout Australia. The company provides basic access services to most homes and businesses, local and long-distance telephone call services, and mobile and internet services including just 3.5 million broadband subscribers and over 15 million mobile telephony subscribers. As 2014 progresses Telstra is expected to continue attracting a large number of 4G LTE mobile broadband customers, taking advantage of its wider network footprint than its competitors.
Wholesale services are also provided to ISPs and RSPs while advertising and subscription television services are provided through subsidiary companies. Several strategic investments undertaken in FY2013 and into 2014 have strengthened Telstra's position in the e-health services market.
This report provides an overview of Telstra's main areas of operation including its strategic business units and local and international subsidiaries. It also includes financial summaries for FY2013 and FY2014, as well as an analysis of the company's three-pillar strategy. In addition, the report provides key operating statistics related to network and operations data, traffic, and developments in the mobile, broadband and pay TV sectors, as well as an overview of its position related to NGN developments.
Telstra plans to open the first of its national WiFi network hotspots by end-2014; wins contract to build a government wireless network in Queensland; invests in DocuSign; signs $150 million contract with NBN Co to deliver FttN to 206,000 premises; buys majority stake in video streaming and analytics provider Ooyala as it transforms into a multimedia player; announces plans to close the 2G network in 2016; mobile growth derived from 4G and prepaid services; PSTN services continuing to decline; Telstra segments rebranded; solid broadband subscriber growth; Telstra sells its mobiles business CSL to HKT Ltd for US$2.42 billion, acquires O2 Networks and sells a 70% stake in Sensis; withdraws from Hong Kong market with sale of CSL; wholesale services falling; company strategic investments; three-pillar strategy revealed for 2014; includes financial and operating data to June 2014; market developments into 2014.