New Channels for Optus Television

22 February 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced three new channels would be added to Optus Television’s line up – National Geographic, Adventure One and BBC World. Adrian Chamberlain, Managing Director, Consumer and Multimedia, said securing the channels is another significant win for Optus Television. “The addition of these new channels together with our new Rugby League … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus and Authentic8.com develop online security service

13 February 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus and Authentic8.com today announced an alliance to develop OPI Trust – a new smart card-based online authentication service for Optus’ government and business customers. OPI Trust will be a fully managed public key infrastructure (PKI) based authentication service. It will provide Optus customers with an easy and affordable way to authenticate … Read more

OptusNet fastest growing ISP

12 February 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus announced today that it had more than 300,000 dial-up internet customers confirming OptusNet as the fastest growing subscription-based and the third largest ISP in Australia. Adrian Chamberlain, Managing Director Consumer & Multimedia, Cable & Wireless Optus, said the strong growth reflected the success of the company’s focus on customer friendly product … Read more

Optus wins ABC digital TV satellite deal

8 February 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today signed a major deal to carry digital TV signals via satellite for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The deal is expected to be worth more than $175 million over its 10 year term. Chris Hancock, Managing Director Data & Business Services said the agreement would see Optus manage the distribution … Read more

Optus confirms expressions of interest

8 February 2001, 9:00 am

Cable and Wireless Optus confirmed today that it had received expressions of interest from a number of parties in relation to its ongoing Strategic Review. On the basis of these proposals, the process will continue and discussions with the various parties progressed with the aim of maximising value for all Optus shareholders. The company will … Read more