Top Telecom Companies in Australia

Telecom companies

  • Mark
  • 17 Jan 2013
  • 15 comment

Australia is country number 12 of the world’s largest economies and the 5th largest when it comes to highest per capita incomes. This means that Australian companies (including the telecommunications ones) are among the most important (or at least the richest ones) in the world. Here are the top five:

Telstra Corporation Limited


This Melbourne-based telecommunications and media company is responsible for providing basic access services, mobile telecommunications services and broadband Internet access and content to most homes and businesses in Australia. It also builds, operates and markets voice, mobile, and television or internet products and services. It’s a public company and its traded as (ASX, NZX and OTC Pink)



AAPT, which is one of the biggest leading telecommunications companies in Australia (founded in 1991) and is based in New Soutn Wales, is part of the New Zealand Group and offers all sorts of services from local to long distance voice and mobile to data and Internet solutions cloud, for all kinds of customers (government, residential or business) through its extensive national network.

Austar United Communications Limited


Founded in 1994 under the name Community Entertainment Television and owned by Foxtel, this company’s main business activity is subscription television as well as internet access and mobile phones. One third of Australia’s households have subscribed their television services with Austar.

Freshtel Holdings Limited


Freshtel is a public telecommunications company founded in 2004 which develops and markets Voice over IP products and services as well as other telephony services through its subsidiaries (which incidently it owns 100%). Although it’s based in Melbourne it joined Tesco in the UK to provide the UK with internet telephony but due to important losses the agreement was aborted in 2010.

Vodafone Hutchison Telecommunications


This is a joint venture in the telecommunications industry operating in Australia. as a merger between Vodafone Australia and Hutchison 3G Australia, this has more than 7,000,000 subscribers now, to whom it provides all sorts of telecommunications services including messaging services and voide call services, videocalling, audio and music videos downloading and internet surfing.
The joint venture entity belongs to Hutchison Telecommunications Australia which is a subsidiary of Hon Kong’s Hutchinson Whampoa.


  1. Terry 04/02/2013 at 03:23:58 Responder

    The telecom industry is very important in Australia

  2. Darius Loreto S. Bendijo 12/03/2013 at 16:57:00 Responder

    Is there any job opennings for overseas workers among these companies?

    • Helena 13/03/2013 at 00:40:59 Responder

      You’ll have to contact the companies for that.

      • Ilgın Özmen 28/05/2014 at 12:48:12 Responder

        I have 10 years experiance in telecom. I currently work in this industry. I worked with manage the retail and corporate sales teams. I’m managing corporate sales teams and retention teams at Vodafone. But my first experience was in Turkcell; also I maneged the retail channel and the corporate channel. I want to live in Australia with my wife. Can you help me about this case? I need some support and info.
        Best regarts…

        Ilgın Ozmen

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  4. Felix 10/06/2013 at 12:57:56 Responder

    I´m from Brazil and I would like to know if my mobile can use the simcard from Australia´s mobile companies?

    Thank you.

    • Helena 11/06/2013 at 01:07:13 Responder

      You should be able to, but make sure the SIM card works on CDMA standard, which is the one used by Brazil’s mobile phones.

  5. Syed Basharat Hussain Shah 21/10/2013 at 11:17:50 Responder

    Hello, Sir/Madam, I want to work in Australian Telecom industries. I have lot of experienced in Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited for different departments. Please give me opportunity in your industry. I will be grateful to you. Thanks.

  6. gulfraz khan abbasi 16/11/2013 at 10:10:23 Responder

    Hello sir
    telecom indusry in australia is big one.also giving vaccancies for experiance people,and those student are studying in your country. is there a chance for their job in australia.more over all company in world demanding job for experience people and where new student will go.

  7. Daniel Kombat 18/11/2013 at 01:57:56 Responder

    please I will be grateful if you could give me the market share of telecom companies in Australia. It needed for an academic exercise.
    Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

  8. venkatramanv 15/01/2014 at 19:29:26 Responder

    i need opening in telestra software company in melbourne in 2015 march and i need a big university to study in melbourne for me one year and i need a salary of 90,000

  9. ankur bakshi 31/01/2014 at 06:22:02 Responder


    I have sound experience in Telecom domian. Could you suggest any job in Australia.


  10. GOURAV KUMAR 07/02/2014 at 00:48:25 Responder


  11. Louis 13/02/2014 at 03:56:36 Responder

    i have over 10 years experience as a customer service engineer for BT in England, I have BTEC and an NVQ in telecoms..I am interested in working for any major telecoms, broadband and cabling companies. Where is the best place for me to look?

  12. Umair 03/06/2014 at 19:22:54 Responder

    Yeah Telecommunication Companies are really importnant in Australia, I found one. Since I found them I’ve never have been tired or sick or getting disturb with my Telephone outlets and Digital extension outlets.

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