Telstra - Private or Public - an analysis


Digital convergence technologies provide extremely efficient and flexible ways to manage telecommunications and television services not possible with analogue. Targets to achieve 60-70% reductions in relative service costs should be the nation’s objective. Telstra’s move into pay TV has adversely effected media diversification. It has become a contrived roadblock to digital convergence and an interference with fair trade. Telstra can be re-established and revitalised for the planning and build of a profitable institution, to service the future needs of Australia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The author
  • 3. Forward
  • 4. Introduction
  • 5. Digital roadblocks: a far more serious problem
  • 6. The causes of the problem
  • 7. Worlds apart
    • 7.1 A way to repair the damage, a way forward
  • 8. So generous to a cartel, so costly to Australians
  • 9. Regulations, the missing link
    • 9.1 The damage to retailers
    • 9.2 The damage to Telstra and Optus
    • 9.3 A major permanent loss if Telstra is sold
  • 10. The Electromagnetic Spectrum, the waste and wants
  • 11. New departmental responsibilities for government
  • 12. The paradigm shift, values completely overlooked
  • 13. What is a monopoly?
    • 13.1 Management and managers
    • 13.2 The renewal process
  • 14. Summary
  • 15. Conclusion
  • 16. Related reports

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Number of pages 13

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Last updated 1 Apr 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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