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Australia: Roaming would give Vodafone a ‘free ride’ says Telstra chairman

 |  October 11, 2016

Has urged angry shareholders to take complaints directly to the competition watchdog as fears mount over the possibility of regulators allowing competitors to piggyback on the telco’s mobile network.

And it has sought to spread the blame for a series of damaging network shutdowns this year, tying a customer experience metric to future executive bonuses.

Chairman John Mullen opened yesterday’s annual meeting with a volley of potshots at Vodafone — who he didn’t name — but said a major competitor wanted a “free Christmas present” from the regulator in seeking approval to “roam” on Telstra’s regional Australian mobile network.

Angry shareholders voiced outrage over the possibility the infrastructure, that has cost the telco billions of dollars, could be used by rivals for a fee.

Full Content: Courier Mail

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