Premier opens new Optus Call Centre in Adelaide

19 April 2000, 9:00 am

The Premier of South Australia, The Hon John Olsen, officially opened Cable & Wireless Optus’ new state-of-the-art call centre in Adelaide today. Building on the success of the existing call centre in Adelaide’s Technology Park, the new centre located in North Terrace, has created 450 new jobs. This brings the total number of Cable & … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus makes convergent media a reality

15 April 2000, 9:00 am

05 Apr 2000 Cable & Wireless Optus has started production of Australia’s most ambitious new multi-media project, making it the first to deliver a truly convergent media offer. Content from a production team at Optus Television will soon be published on four different platforms – Pay TV, dial-up Internet, high-speed cable Internet and WAP. Optus … Read more

SMS speak – a new language hits the streets

14 April 2000, 9:00 am

An entirely new language is being created as a result of the short message service (SMS) craze currently sweeping GSM mobile users around Australia. Whether it is sending a simple text message like CU2Nite or a question to a friend such as WANT 2 CATCH UP 2MORO? – SMS speak is proving to be a … Read more

Optus & dstore in mobile shopping deal

12 April 2000, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced that it has signed a deal with Internet retailer dstore to deliver online shopping through WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) to mobile phones. dstore is one of Australia’s leading online department stores, consistently ranked as the most visited online store in the nation. “This exciting new content represents the first … Read more

Optus fastest growing mobile carrier again

12 April 2000, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today confirmed its reputation as the fastest growing mobile carrier gaining the most new mobile phone subscribers for the fourth successive quarter. Optus gained 42 per cent of total mobile market net additions in the March quarter, well above its percentage of market share, increasing its digital mobile customer base by … Read more