Telstra appeals against rules

18 Oct 2005

Australian telco Telstra has said that it has been discriminated against by the government, claiming that it has had more rules imposed on it than its competitors. The operator said that many of the government regulations breach international regulatory guidelines and that legislation in the country has been distorted for the past decade. Telstra was the only operator required to report to the telecoms watchdog on the performance of its phone services, and was also the only one obliged to provide internet assistance programs and free directory assistance services.