Telstra tussles with regulators

Telstra and the Australian government seem to jab at each other on a frequent basis in a way that makes disputes between major U.S. telcos and the Federal Communications Commission seem positively genteel.

Most recently, the government is looking to block a plan by Telstra to shut off its traditional CDMA wireless network in January 2008. Telstra says its 3G service has expanded availability enough that the old network can be shut down, but the government says availability isn't as broad as Telstra argues.

For more:
- see this story in ComputerWorld Australia
- Telstra unafraid of DT

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