Telstra announced that it now has 1.3 million wireless broadband customers. This increase of customers, according to the company, is driven by the demand for prepaid wireless broadband which was launched in September 2008.According to the Telstra Half Year Results, wireless broadband revenue grew by 31.9 per cent to $368 million. “This has been driven by continued customer growth with SIOs up 279k in the half to 1.325 million and 73.2 per cent from the prior corresponding period, driven by consumer demand for prepaid wireless broadband which was only launched in September 2008.”
Chief Executive Officer David Thodey said, “New product bundles and competitive pricing offers introduced by Telstra over the past few months have already been well received by our customers, as well as attracting interest from new customers.”
“Telstra will continue to invest in new products and services and improved customer service so we can return to revenue growth, and regain the market share that we have lost in this half,” added Thodey.