Optus blocks stolen mobiles

31 March 2003, 9:00 am

From today, Optus will make it more difficult for mobile phone thieves by introducing blocking technology that stops a stolen phone from being used on the Optus Mobile network. The anti-theft technology works by detecting a mobile handset’s electronic serial number, known as an international mobile station equipment identity (IMEI), then blocking it from accessing … Read more

New South Australian manager for Optus

28 March 2003, 9:00 am

Optus today announced that Harvey Marcus had been appointed to lead the company in South Australia. Mr Marcus, formerly Sales Manager for Optus Business in Sydney, has been with Optus since its inception in 1992. John Simon, Director of Optus Business said, Mr Marcus brought a great wealth of telecommunications experience to South Australia. “To … Read more

Optus spends $90 million more on mobiles in Victoria

18 March 2003, 9:00 am

Optus today announced that it was significantly expanding mobile coverage across Victoria -spending more than $90 million in new mobile phone base stations by 2004. The investment comes as Optus announces a significantly increased commitment to Victoria, appointing Robert Parcell as Director, Victoria. Optus’ investment of 220 base stations is designed to give Optus a … Read more

Optus is revving up coverage for the Clipsal 500

18 March 2003, 9:00 am

Optus is revving up its mobile coverage for the Clipsal 500 V8 SuperCar series in March. Optus is setting up a Cell on Wheels (CoW) to provide increased coverage to support V8 fans using its mobile network while attending the racing event. Darren Rogers, Manager, Optus Network Strategy, said “Optus is ‘raising the bar’ to … Read more

Rural education gets the picture

14 March 2003, 9:00 am

Optus and the NSW Government today announced a multi million dollar project to bring School of the Air services to 322 remote NSW communities as part of the National Communications Funding project. The NSW Minister for Education & Training, John Watkins, said that regional communities in NSW now have access to the latest education technology. … Read more