Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with heritage that is proudly Australian and a longstanding, growing international business.
Today, we have around 36,000 employees offering consumer, small business and enterprise services, with more than 3,000 based in 22 countries outside of Australia. Our customers are global, our people are local and our assets are anchored in Asia.
Telstra is growing our international business in three ways:
- Leveraging our network to be a high-value communications partner for companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region through our Global Enterprise and Services division
- In-country investment opportunities focused on connectivity
- Bringing a suite of innovative solutions to market over the longer-term through targeted investments
Global Enterprise and Services
This division of Telstra provides data and IP networks and network application services, such as managed networks, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions and integrated services. These services are underpinned by our subsea cable network, one of the largest in the Asia-Pacific region, with licences in Asia, Europe and the Americas, and access to more than 2,000 Points of Presence around the world.
In 2015 we extended our reach by acquiring Pacnet Limited, which doubled our customer base in Asia and greatly increased our network reach and data centre capabilities. The Pacnet Business Solutions (PBS) joint venture in China also offers customers IP VPN connectivity services, together with state-of-the-art data centres.
In Indonesia, our joint venture with Telkom Indonesia, telkomtelstra, offers a suite of network application services solutions to domestic enterprises and multinationals.
We also have a growing video analytics business through Ooyala, a US-based subsidiary of Telstra that is a leader in video streaming and analytics, which has been complemented by the acquisition of Videoplaza, a leader in video advertising, and Nativ, a cloud based media logistics software provider. The 2015 investment in Globecast Australia also provides our broadcast customers with an expanded media services offering under the new name of Telstra Broadcast Services.
With the continued rapid growth in data consumption and mobiles becoming the primary device for key activities in business and leisure, there are exciting opportunities for growth in countries across the Asia-Pacific. We are actively looking at opportunities in key markets to invest in connectivity that will help people and businesses stay close to what matters most to them.
We have an active investment strategy via the Telstra Software Group and Telstra Ventures, focusing on high growth opportunities in technology and solutions that leverage Telstra assets and enable us to offer new services to our customers.
We are a major shareholder in Autohome, a leading online destination for car buyers in China that receives millions of visitors to its websites every day.
Telstra is also the largest provider of e-health services in Australia and we are offering our services in this sector to healthcare providers in Asia.
In addition to working with entrepreneurs in Australia, Telstra’s start-up accelerator program, muru-D, operates in Singapore, has a presence in New Zealand and expansion plans for other regions outside Australia.