Telstra delays network sharing over ‘terrorist’ fears

4 Mar 2008

Telstra has refused requests from both the Australian government and its rivals to open its network infrastructure, over fears that network secrets might fall into the wrong hands. The Australian regulator had asked the telco to hand over detailed plans of its network infrastructure following complaints from its rivals over access to its ADSL2+ network. Telstra stated that if either criminals or terrorists were to gain access to the network they could feasibly inflict serious damage to communications infrastructure, and that they would not hand over the information until proper safeguards were in place. Minister Stephen Conroy warned that if Telstra did not hand over the information it would be made to do so by legislation.

Australia, Telstra (incl. Belong)