Telstra is pursuing collaborative projects with a number of research institutes through which it aims to create solutions for network, security, and privacy.
The telecommunications provider will work with National ICT Australia (NICTA) across network planning and future media delivery, as well as security and privacy.
The former piece concerns the assessment of network demand to inform the telco’s overall network strategy and investment approach, while the latter intends to influence future services which provide customers with control over data usage.
Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, supports the alliance.
He said, “If Australia is to retain its competitive position in the global economy and support the growth of advanced, knowledge-intensive industries, partnerships like this are vital.”
Telstra will also partner with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Deakin University, and the George Institute for unspecified “research projects.”
The move is part of the telecommunications provider’s multi-million dollar Telstra Research Partnership Program, adding to existing projects which include an in-house platform for crowd-sourcing, the muru-D incubator for start-ups, and the Telstra Ventures group.