Optus, Seven Network, Pineapplehead & ICE Interactive deliver

29 August 2001, 9:00 am

28 Aug 2001 Optus, Seven Network, Pineapplehead and ICE Interactive will test a pioneering interactive television (iTV) application as part of Optus’s trial of digital iTV. The application will enhance the free-to-air rugby broadcast of the Bledisloe Cup on September 1 providing viewers with on-demand access to live match statistics that have never previously been … Read more

Optus realises national infrastructure vision

28 August 2001, 9:00 am

Optus, the Queensland Government and Leighton Holdings today announced an $85 million telecommunications infrastructure deal, linking Australia from Cairns to Perth. The Brisbane to Cairns network significantly expands the Optus national fibre backbone, bringing telecommunications competition to many Australian businesses for the first time. The Optus fibre backbone now operates from Perth to Cairns via … Read more

Optus unveils MNP plans

27 August 2001, 9:00 am

In the lead up to Mobile Number Portability, Optus today unveiled its new rate plans and announced they will not be charging a porting fee for mobile customers choosing to say ‘yes’ to Optus. Finola Thompson, Acting Managing Director Mobile said Optus is celebrating that the last barrier to competition in the mobile market is … Read more

Optus says ‘yes’ to increased mobile coverage in NT

15 August 2001, 9:00 am

Optus has increased its mobile phone coverage in the Northern Territory, bringing eight new base stations online since March 2000. Matti Urvet, Manager Northern Territory, said Optus has increased its capacity in Darwin and Alice Springs as well as regional expansion in Tennant Creek. “Optus is continually investing in its Northern Territory mobile network to … Read more

Optus says ‘yes’ to increased mobile coverage in QLD

15 August 2001, 9:00 am

Optus has increased its mobile phone coverage in Queensland, bringing 57 new or upgraded base stations online since March 2000, improving call quality across the state. Keir Preedy, Director Mobile Network Systems and Programs, said Optus was dedicated to improving the reach and quality of its mobile service. “We are continuing to invest in our … Read more