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Lucy Battersby is Technology Reporter for Fairfax Media. She worked on communications policy for the federal government before joining Fairfax in 2006.
Lucy Battersby THE Reserve Bank's surprise decision to increase the official cash rate yesterday lifted banking shares and sent the Australian dollar above parity with the US dollar.
Lucy Battersby Australia's dollar pushed through parity with its US counterpart for the second time in three weeks after a shock lift in rates by the Reserve Bank.
Lucy Battersby Macquarie Group has hit back at claims it acted improperly by taking on equipment leasing deals designed by telecommunications companies.
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA will axe 950 executive and middle-management jobs in corporate offices around Australia in a bid to cut costs and reduce bureaucracy, the company announced yesterday.
Lucy Battersby Telstra will slash almost 1000 jobs across the country.
Lucy Battersby THE futures market froze for almost two hours yesterday when three products tripped up the wider market just seconds after key economic data was released.
Lucy Battersby NBN Co and the competition watchdog will consult the telecommunications industry for two weeks on a controversial engineering recommendation aimed at making broadband services available in rural...
Lucy Battersby THE communications regulator is to overhaul Australia's telephone numbering system after noticing an increase in the use of phone calls on the internet, as well as general consumer apathy about the...
Lucy Battersby The communications regulator is set to overhaul Australia's telephone numbering system after noticing an increase in the use of internet-based phone calls, as well as general consumer apathy about...
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA may be forced to charge lower wholesale prices for fixed broadband services as the competition watchdog considers backing out of a 2008 decision not to regulate wholesale services.
Lucy Battersby NBN Co is overwhelmed by the number of households in mainland test sites signing up for an optical fibre connection to the national broadband network.
Lucy Battersby AUSTRALIA POST has set aside $150.2 million for redundancies over the next five years as it is restructured to reap more revenue from retail products, providing services for the government and...
Lucy Battersby Optus has fired a defensive shot ahead of Telstra's anticipated grab for lucrative prepaid customers with a new pricing strategy offering calls for $1 a day.
Lucy Battersby OPTUS has fired a defensive shot at Telstra's expected grab for lucrative prepaid customers with a pricing strategy offering unlimited calls for $1 a day.
Lucy Battersby NBN Co is close to signing up a satellite provider to supply broadband to remote households, delivering on a promise that helped Labor secure the support of the independents to form government.
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA has hired a former banking e-commerce specialist to improve its online capabilities as part of a plan to increase self-service among its customer base.
Lucy Battersby MINING earnings are at risk if the Australian dollar remains strong against the greenback, as retail investors look for opportunities to benefit from the currency's historically high levels.
Lucy Battersby THE competition regulator says slowing broadband speeds after customers exceed a download limit on an ''unlimited'' plan is like selling them a Ferrari with one gear.
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA'S recent profit results are ''concerning'' and the company faces years of uncertainty if the national broadband network is built, according to senior investment staff at the Australian...
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA'S share price reached fresh lows as investors abandoned it despite its promises to become more competitive and responsive to customers.