Optus speeds broadband internet into NSW schools

27 June 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus has announced a $4.5 million tender win with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training to deliver two-way, broadband internet access via satellite to 171 remote and rural schools in the state. Under the terms of the two-year deal, Optus will now carry information for more than 7,200 school … Read more

Optus and Curtin team for an e-Business future

21 June 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus has joined with Curtin University of Technology to announce the creation of an inaugural Chair in e-Business. The two organisations will partner in e-Business research projects and will establish an Executive Briefing Centre as part of Curtin University of Technology. The Executive Briefing Centre will add to the network of Optus … Read more

Optus and Gilat team on Australia’s first two-way broadband satellite internet service

20 June 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced its plans to deliver Australia’s first two-way broadband satellite internet service, selecting equipment from Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq: GILTF). The Optus service will utilise Gilat’s SkyBlaster™ Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)equipment. VSAT technology allows the use of small fixed satellite antennas to provide communication between a central hub … Read more

Optus progresses interactive television trial

18 June 2001, 9:00 am

Optus today confirmed that technical testing of its two-way interactive digital television platform was progressing well with technical suppliers and more than 35 content partners. Adrian Chamberlain, Managing Director of Consumer & Multimedia, said the first phase of the trial was on track and creating much interest. “We are using state-of-the-art technology and innovative content … Read more

Optus and One.Tel agree terms

4 June 2001, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus and Ferrier Hodgson today announced that an agreement had been reached on the future of One.Tel customers connected to the Optus network. Paul O’Sullivan, Managing Director Mobile for Cable & Wireless Optus, said that One.Tel customers now had an option for service continuity. One.Tel customers will be able to keep their … Read more