Aussies create a digital home away from home

28 December 2012, 9:00 am

Optus research reveals Australians plan to take more than four devices away on holiday to ring in the New Year It seems the nation’s gadget obsession continues, especially as we head into the new year. 1Optus research reveals that while 50 per cent of Aussies claim they would love to have a holiday free from … Read more

Speed through the checkout queue with Optus m-wallet

21 December 2012, 9:00 am

Optus today announced that it is collaborating with Visa and Heritage Bank to trial a smartphone contactless payment product, using Near Field Communication (NFC) and Visa payWave technology, enabling participants to use their smartphones to securely pay for goods and services. The internal trial is intended to be the first step towards the development and … Read more

Adelaide unwraps Optus 4G for Christmas

20 December 2012, 9:00 am

Optus today announced it has switched on its first 4G sites for customers in Adelaide – bringing Optus 4G speeds to town just in time for Christmas. 4G services are now available at four sites in the Adelaide CBD. Günther Ottendorfer, Managing Director of Optus Networks explained that customers with 4G smartphones and tablets already … Read more

Aussies to give the gift of data this year

20 December 2012, 9:00 am

Optus predicts a 78% peak increase year on year in mobile data prior to Christmas Research reveals one in three will give a digital gift for the holidays New research from Optus1 reveals one in three Australians are shying away from traditional presents under the tree, choosing instead to give digital gifts like app cards, … Read more

Optus conducts world-first trial to tackle network congestion during major events

5 December 2012, 9:00 am

In an innovative world first, Optus today announced that it has begun a trial of cloud-based mobile packet core technology at its Macquarie Park campus. The technology has the potential to deliver a higher level of network performance for customers during peak usage periods, such as at major sporting events or music festivals. Through a … Read more