Self declared ‘National broadband company’ restructures its business ahead of NBN rollout.
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Adelaide based Internode has chopped several roles including Chief Information Officer, to be replaced by MD Simon Hackett as Chief Technology Officer well as keeping his existing role.
The broadband giant, which has over 200,000 customers, has been busy reshuffling staff and made four roles redundant, in changes announced today.
The change was driven by the need to get Internode “match fit” and get its house in order ahead of the “opportunities” presented by the NBN, CEO, Patrick Tapper, said.
“A major focus for us is to make it easier for our customers to deal with us online. Simon is taking on the role of CTO in order to provide additional ‘hands-on’ leadership of this process.”
Just recently Tapper’s company released made its NBN pricing structure public, which starting at $59 was higher than anticipated and started off a price war, with cut-price operator Dodo announcing plans for services starting below $40, and Exetel undercutting both rivals pricing.
“The position of CTO formalises the role that Simon has consistently performed in the business during its 20-year history. Simon will also retain the role of managing director.”
However, Tapper laughed off any hint of woes at the Internet provider, saying, “t is very much full steam ahead at Internode.”
The four people who have left each played a great role at Internode, but there would have been too much overlap if remained unchanged, he insisted.
And, despite the departures, Internode is still “actively” hiring people for its 100-strong Technology division, with 13 positions currently open.
Internode has about 200,000 customers connected to its national network, the third largest ISP.