Adapting services to include new digital platforms is a key focus for the major players in Perth’s communications sector led by Cannings Purple, which has maintained its top spot on the Business News ranking of the state’s largest public and investor relations firms.
TPG Telecom has lifted its full-year guidance after first-half underlying profit rose, but the internet provider’s two subsidiaries, iiNet and Internode, are being forced to compensate 11,000 customers following an investigation by the consumer watchdog.
Advertising agency Marketforce is going through a clean sweep of its leadership, with Paul Coghlan recruited to replace senior creatives Pat Lennox and Ben Green, who are leaving in June to start their own consultancy.
Seventeen months after Perth investor Anthony Grist left the board of Vocus Communications after failing to secure backing for a leadership shake-up, the three former M2 Group directors who retained control at that time have all resigned from the underperforming telco business.
Local telecommunications company Vonex has launched its prospectus for an $8 million initial public offering on the National Stock Exchange, following its reverse takeover - and subsequent failed backdoor listing - of Aleator Energy last year.
Telstra says its 4G coverage is now within reach of 99 per cent of the national population, following the recent completion of a mobile site in regional Western Australia and other upgrades around the country.
Experienced public relations executive Fiona McRobert is returning to Perth to lead the local office of PPR, as the one-time market leader seeks to rebuild its WA practice after a long period of downsizing.
Dunsborough, Gracetown and Monkey Mia will be among a number of locations around regional Australia that can expect better mobile coverage after Optus today confirmed plans to spend $1 billion to improve its network.