Peter Cai


Spectrum sale to telcos falls short by $1b

Peter Cai Mobile carriers have shunned a long-awaited auction for new radio frequency spectrum.


Telcos do battle over data

Mobile banking.

Peter Cai Communications Minister Stephen Conroy described the invisible asset as 'waterfront property'.


Carriers pay $2 billion for spectrum

Telstra life store sign

Peter Cai Telstra, Optus and TPG have collectively paid about $2 billion to the federal government for radiofrequency spectrum that is essential to the future of mobile broadband.


Optus: mobile in consolidation phase


Peter Cai Tough mobile market conditions has prompted Optus to change direction on its growth strategy.


Vodafone to 'stay in red'

Vodafone shop.

Peter Cai One of Vodafone Australia's co-owners has warned that the No.3 mobile carrier is likely to post further losses.


Hutchison chairman sees further Vodafone losses

Vodafone expects the employment targets to be achieved over the 2013-14 financial year.

Peter Cai Hutchison Telecom says it expects further losses from troubled mobile carrier Vodafone Australia..


4G customers flocking to sign up with Telstra

11 October 2011 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lauren Hayward. The launch of Telstra's 4G network at their Canberra Centre store.

Peter Cai Telco adds 600,000 new 4G customers since announcing half-yearly profit in February.

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Vodafone close to $3b loan breach


Lucy Battersby, Peter Cai Telco's talks with its bankers continue as latest accounts show loss of $899 million for last year.


Telstra cements 4G supremacy

Telstra 4G.

Peter Cai Telstra has added 600,000 new 4G customers since it announced its half-yearly profits in early February, further cementing its position as the leading player in the crucial 4G market.


Telstra shares near $5 mark

The Telstra Corp. logo.

Peter Cai Telstra shares finished within a breadth of breaking the $5 barrier, the highest level in almost eight years.


Telstra sets new standards

Telstra customer.

Peter Cai Telstra will pay its retailers not only sales commissions but also for their customer service performance.


Telstra tops $5 in yield chase

The Telstra Corp. logo.

Peter Cai Telstra shares have jumped above $5 as investors continue their chase of high-yielding stocks.

Chinese in running for Optus 4G deal


Adele Ferguson, Peter Cai Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is likely to emerge with all or part of a $2-plus billion contract to build an ultra-fast mobile network for Optus.

'It's the biggest company that no one has heard of'

A general view shows the headquarters of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Adele Ferguson and Peter Cai Having operated behind the scenes for so long, Huawei is now using Australia to strengthen its image.


Singapore Inc's roving eye targets local assets

A Temasek Holdings Pty Ltd employee.

Peter Cai Singapore Inc is snapping up shares in strategic industries, from aviation to telecommunications.

TPG appears ready to join in mobile party at auction

Mobile Phone Tower .

Peter Cai Telco TPG could emerge as Australia's fourth mobile network - competing with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone - amid rumours the company has registered for the federal government's spectrum auction.


Spectrum cost could hit ratings

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Peter Cai The cost of spectrum is likely to put Telstra and SingTel's credit ratings under pressure.


Telstra safe under Coalition broadband


Peter Cai Telstra shareholders ‘‘are kept whole’’ under the Coalition’s alternative broadband policy, removing uncertainty surrounding the $11 billion agreement signed between Telstra and NBN Co post-election.


Copper key to Coalition's network plan


Peter Cai The Coalition will buy back Telstra's copper network and use it as an integral part of its alternative national broadband policy, although analysts said this would leave the country with a slower...


Vodafone to roll out 4G lure


Peter Cai Vodafone will launch its 4G super-fast mobile network across major capital cities in June.