Columbia TriStar joins Optus iTV trial

28 November 2001, 9:00 am

In a first for the Australian Pay TV industry, Columbia TriStar and Optus will deliver near-video-on-demand (NVOD) movies for the Optus iTV commercial trial. Optus trialists can enjoy movies from this leading Hollywood studio from December 1. Initially 50 NVOD channels will offer movie titles at 15 and 30 minute repeat intervals. The current release … Read more

Rural classrooms lead satellite revolution

22 November 2001, 9:00 am

Thanks to Optus satellite two-way broadband internet, rural and remote classrooms are leading the satellite revolution in Australia. Some students in rural and remote areas now have access to faster internet speeds than their metropolitan counterparts. Speaking at a rural and remote communications conference in Sydney, Optus Satellite Services General Manager, Bob Murray, said schools … Read more

Optus playing a winner with games galore on GPRS

17 November 2001, 9:00 am

Optus is getting into wireless gaming introducing three new exclusive mobile games designed especially to run over its faster data speed GPRS service – ‘yes’ info WAP Plus. Mr Keir Preedy, Acting Managing Director for Optus Mobile, said phone fun and games were proving a popular drawcard for users around the world. “In Europe, 30 … Read more

Optus launches GPRS into retail for Christmas

10 November 2001, 9:00 am

Optus today launched GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) handsets into its retail channels – for the first time making faster connections to mobile data services widely available to Australian consumers. Mr Keir Preedy, Acting Managing Director for Optus Mobile, said Optus is selling three new GPRS handsets across all retail channels including the Nokia 8310, … Read more

Results for the six months ended 30 September 2001

8 November 2001, 9:00 am

Resilient performance despite adverse economic conditions Singapore, 8 November 2001 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) today announced its results for the first half of FY 2001/02. For the six months under review, operating revenue grew 2.6 per cent to S$2.50 billion. EBITDA (including IDA compensation and contributions from associates and joint ventures) increased 1.5 per … Read more