Optus excited as transition completed

28 February 2002, 9:00 am

Optus now has complete ownership of the internet portal-related technology and intellectual property used in the Excite Australia portal business. The purchase of key portal technology from At Home US, including the highly prized Excite personalisation capability, completes the integration of Excite @Home Australia into Optus Consumer & Multimedia. Martin Dalgleish, Acting Managing Director of … Read more

Regional communities benefit from broadband initiative

27 February 2002, 9:00 am

Optus and Apertura will offer enhanced broadband services to regional and rural communities across the nation via satellite. As a result, regional businesses, education and health users will have access to the latest technology – delivering services like videoconferencing, interactive multimedia, virtual private networks (VPNs), broadband internet access and the transmission of high-speed data. Chris … Read more

Optus internet number one performer

24 February 2002, 9:00 am

According to ACNielsen Consult’s 11 th Australian Online Internet User Survey, OptusNet and Optus @Home continue to have the highest levels of customer satisfaction and the lowest levels of intention to churn, relative to the top five national ISPs. When asked, Richard Gillis, Senior Analyst for ACNielsen Consult said “Optus is outperforming all other top … Read more

Optus and FOXTEL reach AFL programming agreement

21 February 2002, 9:00 am

Optus and FOXTEL today announced that they had concluded an agreement for the carriage of FOXTEL’s AFL service, FOX Footy Channel, on Optus Television for a period of three years. Optus Chief Executive, Chris Anderson, said: “This is an excellent outcome for Optus and our customers. They will have access to premium AFL programming through … Read more

Optus and IBM offer ‘know how’ to business

20 February 2002, 9:00 am

Optus and IBM’s Software Group will jointly develop and market a private and secure ‘virtual project office’ for businesses and Government – called the ‘Know How Network’ (KHN). The KHN will allow teams of people to work in a ‘virtual project office’ from anywhere in the world, sharing information as though in the same room. … Read more