Feeds

NBNCo loses lynchpin exec

Telstra deal architect Tim Smeallie departs

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

NBN Co’s third foundation employee Tim Smeallie, the architect of the cornerstone Telstra network deal, is leaving the carrier.

Smeallie, the carrier's head of commercial strategy, will leave NBN Co in mid-May. The high profile departure comes as the national network moves from planning to execution and operation.

Last month the national infrastructure project unveiled details of its three year plan which will cover over 3.5 million homes. While in late February Telstra and NBN Co finalised their pivotal AUD$11 billon infrastructure deal.

Smeallie, a former highly regarded Citigroup telecommunications analyst joined NBN Co in 2009 while it was still operating out of ServCorp offices and has been instrumental in negotiating the foundation of pivotal commercial contracts with Telstra, Optus and several other ISPs.

He and his commercial strategy team of 55 have been responsible for putting together the commercial framework, pricing and revenue plans that will underpin the NBN going forward.

“The company is moving into its second phase. The broader strategy has been locked and loaded and will continue to be fleshed out in coming months. It is time to hand over to the guys putting the fibre on the ground,“ Smeallie said

His diverse role which included M&A activity, utility access, media and content strategy, network extensions and co-investment is anticipated to be carved up into two or possibly three new roles.

No candidates for the roles have publicly emerged yet and NBN CO is currently undergoing a search process.

Smeallie confirmed that he is moving back into corporate advisory but could not reveal his next move yet.

®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?
Do Brits risk arrest for watching beheading video nasty? We asked the fuzz
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco
'Reset rating keeps secrets on one-dole-to-rule-them-all plan', say MPs
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Felony charges? Harsh! Alleged Anon hackers plead guilty to misdemeanours
US judge questions harsh sentence sought by prosecutors
This'll end well: US govt says car-to-car jibber-jabber will SAVE lives
Department of Transportation starts cogs turning for another wireless comms standard
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?