App-happy Aussies add to 70% increase in New Years’ data boom

30 December 2013, 6:36 am

Highlights: Optus predicts a 70% increase in the use of mobile data on New Years’ Day compared to the same time last year Technology will play a big part in keeping Aussies on track with their New Years’ resolutions One in five Aussies will head online between Christmas and New Year to research their resolutions … Read more

Christmas cards byte the dust – rise of virtual Christmas cheer drives mobile data up by 65 per cent

23 December 2013, 7:39 am

Optus research into holiday greeting traditions has found almost a third of Aussies won’t be posting any Christmas cards this year. Instead we will turn to virtual greetings to save time, reduce costs and avoid a perception of being ‘daggy’ or out of touch. The ‘Optus Virtual Cheer[1]’ survey polled more than 1,200 Aussies across … Read more

Optus introduces world’s first TD-LTE Advanced carrier aggregation network

19 December 2013, 9:42 am

Optus has successfully begun testing the future of its 4G Plus network by activating the world’s first TD-LTE Advanced carrier aggregation. Optus announced it achieved single user peak speeds of over 160 Mbps on its commercial 4G Plus network in early December. Today’s announcement follows earlier tests of the potential of the 4G Plus network, … Read more

Bells a ringin’ on busiest day for Optus call centres

16 December 2013, 9:54 am

Customers DIY with self-serve on Christmas Day With nine days left ‘til Christmas, today is expected to be the busiest day of the year across Optus call centres as gift givers ready their pressies and holidaymakers sort out their bills before they go away. Optus is preparing for over 75,000 calls in the next 24 … Read more

Merry Christmas Central Coast! Optus delivers network upgrades in time for the holidays

12 December 2013, 11:06 am

Optus today announces the upcoming launch of Optus 4G and 4G Plus in select areas of the Central Coast, and the completion of extensive 3G upgrades across the coast in time for Christmas and the busy summer period. Vic McClelland, Managing Director of Networks at Optus said, “The Central Coast is a well-known holiday and … Read more