Government demands Telstra split 澳大利亞政府敦促Telstra公司
文章來源:未知 文章作者:meng 發布時間:2009-09-15 07:20 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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The Australian government has strengthened its demand for the country's biggest telephone company, Telstra, to break up.

澳大利亞政府要求國家最大的電話公司Telstra業務分離。

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Telstra's fixed line revenue is dropping

Telstra is being asked to split its retail2 operations from its wholesale3(批發的,大規模的) network.

The government says this would help in the roll-out of a national broadband network worth A$43bn ($30bn, £20.9bn).

The government has been warning of a major regulatory(管理的,控制的) shakeup of the telcoms industry.

"It is the government's clear desire for Telstra to structurally4 separate, on a voluntary and cooperative basis," said Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

Telstra has not yet responded to the demand.

Cable tangle5

Telstra was a state-owned monopoly(壟斷專利) before it went mostly private in 2006.

It owns the country's aging copper6 telecommunications network.

This could be made redundant7(多余的) as the government pursues its plan for super-fast broadband across the country.

Roll-out of this new network would go faster if existing telecommunications providers folded into it.

Legislation underpinning8 the network was unveiled by Mr Conroy and is to be submitted to parliament.

It gives stronger powers to Australia's competition watchdog and bars Telstra from additional wireless9 spectrum10(光譜,范圍) until separation is completed.

The plans will also force Telstra to sell off its cable network and interests in pay TV arm Foxtel, and prevent it from acquiring additional mobile spectrum.

Telstra shares slumped11 shortly after the announcement.

Profits drop

Last month, the new chief executive of Telstra, David Thodey, downgraded earnings12 targets despite a 10% rise in profits over the year to June.

Telstra's mobile operations have been doing well but profits on fixed line business is dropping.

Mr Thodey said in August that Telstra was "engaging constructively13" with Canberra on the new nationwide network plan.

But he added that Telstra also had a duty to look after shareholders14.



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1 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不變的,準備好的;(計算機)固定的
參考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你們倆選定婚期了嗎?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目標一旦確定,我們就不應該隨意改變。
2 retail VWoxC     
v./n.零售;adv.以零售價格
參考例句:
  • In this shop they retail tobacco and sweets.這家鋪子零售香煙和糖果。
  • These shoes retail at 10 yuan a pair.這些鞋子零賣10元一雙。
3 wholesale Ig9wL     
n.批發;adv.以批發方式;vt.批發,成批出售
參考例句:
  • The retail dealer buys at wholesale and sells at retail.零售商批發購進貨物,以零售價賣出。
  • Such shoes usually wholesale for much less.這種鞋批發出售通常要便宜得多。
4 structurally b9ab462aabf667bfba00ea360ed6c929     
在結構上
參考例句:
  • The house roof was (structurally) unsound. 這屋頂(結構)不牢固。
  • Pinhole on shot-hole damage is never structurally significant. 針孔和蛀洞所造成的危害對結構的影響不大。
5 tangle yIQzn     
n.糾纏;纏結;混亂;v.(使)纏繞;變亂
參考例句:
  • I shouldn't tangle with Peter.He is bigger than me.我不應該與彼特吵架。他的塊頭比我大。
  • If I were you, I wouldn't tangle with them.我要是你,我就不跟他們爭吵。
6 copper HZXyU     
n.銅;銅幣;銅器;adj.銅(制)的;(紫)銅色的
參考例句:
  • The students are asked to prove the purity of copper.要求學生們檢驗銅的純度。
  • Copper is a good medium for the conduction of heat and electricity.銅是熱和電的良導體。
7 redundant Tt2yO     
adj.多余的,過剩的;(食物)豐富的;被解雇的
參考例句:
  • There are too many redundant words in this book.這本書里多余的詞太多。
  • Nearly all the redundant worker have been absorbed into other departments.幾乎所有冗員,都已調往其他部門任職。
8 underpinning 7431aa77983d1e766a4ef27b6d3f1735     
n.基礎材料;基礎結構;(學說、理論等的)基礎;(人的)腿v.用磚石結構等從下面支撐(墻等)( underpin的現在分詞 );加固(墻等)的基礎;為(論據、主張等)打下基礎;加強
參考例句:
  • Underpinning this success has been an exemplary record of innovation. 具有典范性的創新確保了這次成功。 來自辭典例句
  • But underpinning Mr Armstrong's technology changes is a human touch. 但阿姆斯特朗技術變革的支柱是人情味。 來自互聯網
9 wireless Rfwww     
adj.無線的;n.無線電
參考例句:
  • There are a lot of wireless links in a radio.收音機里有許多無線電線路。
  • Wireless messages tell us that the ship was sinking.無線電報告知我們那艘船正在下沉。
10 spectrum Trhy6     
n.譜,光譜,頻譜;范圍,幅度,系列
參考例句:
  • This is a kind of atomic spectrum.這是一種原子光譜。
  • We have known much of the constitution of the solar spectrum.關于太陽光譜的構成,我們已了解不少。
11 slumped b010f9799fb8ebd413389b9083180d8d     
大幅度下降,暴跌( slump的過去式和過去分詞 ); 沉重或突然地落下[倒下]
參考例句:
  • Sales have slumped this year. 今年銷售量銳減。
  • The driver was slumped exhausted over the wheel. 司機伏在方向盤上,疲憊得睡著了。
12 earnings rrWxJ     
n.工資收人;利潤,利益,所得
參考例句:
  • That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那個老人靠他女兒的收入維持生活。
  • Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入減少了20%。
13 constructively mvyzps     
ad.有益的,積極的
參考例句:
  • Collecting, by occupying spare time so constructively, makes a person contented, with no time for boredom. 如此富有意義地利用業余時間來進行收藏,會使人怡然自得,無暇煩惱。
  • The HKSAR will continue to participate constructively in these activities. 香港會繼續積極參與這些活動。
14 shareholders 7d3b0484233cf39bc3f4e3ebf97e69fe     
n.股東( shareholder的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • The meeting was attended by 90% of shareholders. 90%的股東出席了會議。
  • the company's fiduciary duty to its shareholders 公司對股東負有的受托責任
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