Telstra Launches PTT

Telstra launches push-to-talk service powered by Kodiak Networks

February 27, 2008

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SYDNEY and DALLAS -- Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, announces the national launch of Telstra Talk Now™ that includes a Push to Talk (PTT) service based on the Kodiak Networks RTX platform. Along with the Telstra Talk Now service offering, Telstra announced earlier this month that the ZTE F159 handset, with the embedded Kodiak PTT client and Assisted Geographical Positioning Systems (AGPS) is available on the Telstra Next G™ network, Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile broadband network.

“Kodiak is very pleased to be deploying the Telstra Talk Now service with Telstra,” said John Vice, president and CEO of Kodiak Networks. “Operators across the globe have recognized the Kodiak RTX platform as one of the fastest and most reliable on the market.”

The Telstra Talk Now service provides a secure, group communications solution on the Next G™ network, Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network. The service allows users to make a Push to Talk call, send a text message, leave a voicemail, or start a conference call - all with up to 30 users at once.

Telstra Product Management Executive Director, Wireless and Mobility, Mr. Roberto Vannini said, “With the ZTE 159, businesses can enjoy the benefits of a two-way radio experience and a world- leading positioning system which is able to locate and connect groups of people across the expansive Next G™ network. Having the Telstra Talk Now and AGPS features on an ordinary mobile phone means that these users only need to carry a single communications device.”

Telstra Corp. Ltd. (ASX: TLS; NZK: TLS)

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