Cable & Wireless Optus in major capacity deal with Primus

27 December 2000, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced a wholesale communications capacity deal to provide Primus Telecom with a national backbone network. Chris Hancock, Cable & Wireless Optus’ Managing Director of Data & Business Services, said the deal again confirmed the company’s position at the leading end of the wholesale communications market. “The deal with Primus is … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus Strategic Review

22 December 2000, 9:00 am

In response to a media report this morning, Cable & Wireless Optus advises that it has received a number of serious expressions of interest in regard to the company’s Strategic Review, announced in September. The expression of interest process has not yet closed and all expressions of interest are confidential, preliminary and indicative in nature. … Read more

Optus gives WAP to pre-paid mobile

20 December 2000, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today launched Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) services to pre-paid mobile customers. Ms Finola Thompson, General Manager, Mobile Internet & Data, Cable & Wireless Optus said pre-paid customers now have access to the latest technology on the market. “Pre-paid customers are often the most techno-savvy. They are high users of SMS and … Read more

Optus challenges Telstra over 13 and 1800 numbers

20 December 2000, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today launched action against Telstra over 13, 1300 and 1800 services. Cable & Wireless Optus’ Managing Director of Data and Business Services, Chris Hancock, said Optus has notified the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of a dispute with Telstra under the Trade Practices Act. “Telstra presently has the lion’s share … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus secures major refinancing

19 December 2000, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus has signed a $2 billion loan facility with 10 major domestic and international banks. The deal builds on the success of the company in diversifying and lengthening its maturity profile over the past 18 months. Norman Gillespie, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, Cable & Wireless Optus said the refinancing … Read more