Twenty years ago, Michael Malone founded one of Australia’s earliest ISPs, iiNet, in the garage of his parents’ home in Perth. Michael has led iiNet to become Australia’s second largest DSL Internet service provider, with annual revenue approaching $1 billion. In 2012 iiNet defeated the might of Hollywood in a High Court decision that has helped protect the rights of all Internet users in Australia. While Michael has led iiNet from one success to another, the customer remains the centre of his business . From the early days in the garage, Michael has put his customers first ­ helping them connect and get the most out of their technology. His steadfast commitment to customer service remains the foundation for iiNet¹s success.

Michael Malone, iiNet, Charles Todd Oration

The Telecommunication Society of Australia is grateful to the following sponsors for supporting the Society and its journal the Telecommunications Journal of Australia in support of a well-informed telecommunications industry.

sponsors, Telstra, NEC, Alcatel-Lucent, CSIRO, NICTA, Optus, iiNet, TPG

iiNet is a Silver sponsor of the TSA. iiNet provides funds, speakers for TSA events and contributors to the TJA.

sponsors, iiNet
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