Granite is a new communications company, founded by former Australian Bankers Association (ABA) president and current ABC News chief executive John McTernan, that is seeking to expand its existing customer base in South Australia.
Mr McTennan is the chief executive of Telstra, and his company, Granite Telecommunications, is one of the few in Australia that will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Telus, the nation’s largest telecommunications company.
“We have a strong customer base of existing customers in South Australian, in Western Australia, and in Victoria,” Mr McTelan said.
Granite hopes to deliver services to a larger audience than its parent company Telstra has, and Mr McElroy said the company would be a great customer for its “strong growth” in the future. “
So they can access the internet and they can download content, but they don’t have to worry about getting into a congested place to do that.”
Granite hopes to deliver services to a larger audience than its parent company Telstra has, and Mr McElroy said the company would be a great customer for its “strong growth” in the future.
“In a world where people are getting more and more mobile, and we are seeing this shift to being connected through our devices and the Internet of Things, and it’s going to be increasingly important for our business to be able to be a global leader in this market,” he said.
Mr Telstra is currently in talks with Granite to expand the service and to provide new services to customers in the next six months.
Mr Turnbull said the Government was committed to supporting the growth of the Australian telecommunications industry.
“Our government has always recognised that we are an important telecommunications market and we want to support our telecommunications industry,” he told the ABC.
“The Government’s approach to this has been to give support to the existing telcos and to help them continue to grow.”
“But we’re also going to look to the market that is already there, the market where there’s the greatest potential for growth, and that’s where we will see the most benefit.”
Mr Turnbull told the audience the Government would not make a commitment to the end-to-end network that would be built by Telstra to meet Australia’s future mobile network needs.
“It’s important to recognise that there is no guarantee that that will happen,” he added.