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10 January 2007 - Telstra Europe, one of the UK’s leading telecommunications service providers for business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Vye to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Europe.

Simon is a senior executive within the European Telecommunications industry with many years of international experience, and he joins Telstra Europe from AT&T where he was Director of European Headquartered Global Accounts.

Before that, Simon was the Managing Director of COLT Telecommunications responsible for the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux, restructuring and focusing the business and driving high growth.

Prior to COLT, Simon was Senior Vice President, Sales & Customer Operations with Priority Telecom based in Amsterdam where he was accountable for new business across both Western Europe and the East European nations. His earlier career includes stints as General Manager of Global One Communications and Sales Director at Sprint International, both roles being based in Amsterdam.

Drew Kelton, Managing Director, Telstra International said “I am delighted to welcome Simon Vye as Chief Executive Officer of Telstra Europe. This is an exciting time for Telstra’s UK business, and Simon brings just the right mix of UK and International experience to take Telstra Europe to the next level, and to continue our focus on serving our UK and international customers now and in the future”.


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Kathryn Hughes

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Notes for Editors:

Telstra Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS). Operational in Europe for over 14 years, Telstra offers an extensive range of voice and data services including total managed network solutions using Global IP-VPN (MPLS), Internet, ATM, Frame Relay, Private Lines, hosting and co-location services and enhanced voice solutions to medium sized business and multinational corporations in the UK. Additional value added services include fully managed CPE, network reporting, consulting, planning, project management, service tools, which enable customers to monitor and view their network status 24/7 and customer support seven days a week.

Delivering connectivity business solutions, value-added services and complex managed IP solutions, Telstra Europe’s portfolio is complemented by its independently-owned and managed switched network. Switches are located in London, Birmingham and Manchester working alongside 14 co-location points throughout the UK. Additionally, state-of-the-art, resilient data centres are located in London, Docklands, Cambridge and Sunderland.

Parent company, Telstra Corporation Limited, is a full service global telecommunications company.