Optus Television to broadcast 2001 NRL season

29 January 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus announced today that the full 2001 season of the National Rugby League (NRL) will be shown on Optus Television. Adrian Chamberlain, Managing Director Consumer & Multimedia, Cable & Wireless Optus said after productive negotiations with the NRL and Foxtel, Optus Television was pleased with the outcome. “This is a very good … Read more

Optus provides R&D funding at NTU

25 January 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus has joined forces with The Northern Territory University to announce $160,000 in research and development initiatives for e-commerce related activities. Work on the two projects will commence this year with the first project investigating secure electronic payment technology to help local businesses and the Northern Territory Government improve e-commerce transactions. The … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus first with business grade ADSL

18 January 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus with its subsidiary DSL company XYZed has launched the country’s first business grade ADSL service. The service delivers dedicated high-speed connectivity to the internet, as well as remote access and multimedia capabilities for small and medium businesses. The service – called NetAccess ADSL – provides speeds up to 2Mbps/256Kbs and is … Read more

Optus to seek court ruling on accounting issue

10 January 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced that it would seek court resolution of an issue raised by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). Norman Gillespie, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Optus, said the issue concerned the accounting treatment of wholesale cable capacity sales in the 1999/2000 financial year. … Read more

Optus delivers record mobile numbers

5 January 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus has recorded the highest level of mobile sales in the history of the company in the three months to December 2000. Paul O’Sullivan, Managing Director Mobile, Cable & Wireless Optus, said it was a fantastic quarter for both Optus and the industry as mobile sales boomed over Christmas. “Optus is breaking … Read more