Optus cements e-commerce commitment

28 October 2002, 9:00 am

Optus awarded contract for construction industry trading exchange A consortium of Australia’s largest construction companies, the Construction Industry Trading Exchange (CITE), has selected Optus to develop and manage a new online trading exchange, Optus inCITE. The exchange will enable clients, owners, consultants, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the Australian construction industry to manage project delivery … Read more

ING says yes to Optus

23 October 2002, 9:00 am

Optus signs three-year whole of business contract with the ING Group in Australia Optus and the ING Group in Australia have signed a three-year whole of business telecommunications contract worth approximately A$16 million. Optus will provide ING with an innovative managed telecommunications solution for all voice and data services. Bill Leakey, Director for Optus Business … Read more

Optus turns copper into gold for small businesses

22 October 2002, 9:00 am

SMEs win as Optus delivers DirectLine over DSL Optus today launched the next generation of Voice over DSL (VoDSL) technology to deliver better, cheaper voice and data services to the small and medium sized market (SME). This product will turn a business’ existing telephone line into a multiple line for voice and high-speed data connection. … Read more

Telstra to withdraw ‘more coverage’ advertisements

17 October 2002, 9:00 am

Last week, Optus issued proceedings against Telstra in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to Telstra’s ‘more coverage’ advertising campaign and ‘its CDMA coverage’ campaign. Optus alleged that Telstra’s campaigns contained representations that suggested that the CDMA coverage of Telstra’s CDMA service was wider than the coverage offered by Optus’ service. In fact, the … Read more

Two Aussies firms are finalists in Asia Java Mobile Challenge

16 October 2002, 9:00 am

Two Australian software developers have been selected as finalists in the Asia Java Mobile Challenge, a competition aimed at finding ‘killer’ mobile applications. Travel guide company the Lonely Planet is trialing a mobile city guide. Another company, Hashbang Pty Ltd, is providing timezone information – a handy resource for the busy traveler. The initiative is … Read more