Optus launches ‘yes’ Weekend

28 July 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced 25 cent mobile to local calls on weekends. Optus is the first to offer this type of innovative pricing to customers – another step designed to revolutionise calling patterns on mobile phones. From 21 August 1999, ‘Yes’ Weekend will allow Optus mobile digital customers to make calls from their … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus and Disney sign new deal

26 July 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced a deal with The Walt Disney Company to significantly vary the current arrangements for the Disney Channel. This follows the successful negotiations for movie content with Hollywood studios including Disney, announced recently. Chris Anderson, Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Optus, said this deal would guarantee the immensely popular … Read more

ACCC ruling on Interconnect rates a step in the right direction

24 July 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today welcomed, as a step in the right direction, the decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) to more than halve interconnect rates. According to the ACCC, the average interconnect charge for 1998/99 should be around 2″ a minute, inclusive of the 0.8″ access deficit contribution. Cable & Wireless … Read more

Two million mobile customers for Cable & Wireless Optus

21 July 1999, 9:00 am

When a doctor from Queensland signed up for a Yes 60 plan in early July, he became the two millionth Optus mobile customer, confirming Cable & Wireless Optus’ strong position in the mobile market and capping 12 months of market share growth. “Signing our two millionth customer is a significant milestone for us and a … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus completes US$350 Million Issue

2 July 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus closed an issue of US$350M of senior unsecured guaranteed notes through a private placement to institutional investors in the United States on Thursday 1 July. The notes carry a coupon of 8 1/8% in US$ and the company has swapped the notes back to Australian dollars. The issue was marketed to … Read more