Telstra once retained ownership of the fixed-line telephone network, But since the nationwide upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN) The Australian Government now has legal ownership of these lines, Though Telstra has played a big part in this upgrade supplying resources to the government, which has earned Telstra priority on the new network.
Telstra also has pay TV and data cable network Foxtel.
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The corporation then traded under the "Telstra" brand internationally and "Telecom Australia" domestically until uniform branding of "Telstra" was introduced throughout the entire organisation in 1995.
Telstra has faced competition since the early 1990s from Optus (Australia's second largest communication company) and a number of smaller providers.
These designs include new displays, accessory shops, digital tickets and free baristas.
109 of Telstra's stores are owned and operated by Vita Group, a publicly listed company with a market capitalisation of approximately 0m (June 2016).