Optus expands mobile coverage in regional Victoria and NSW

30 September 2003, 9:00 am

Optus plans to turn on 69 new base stations in Victoria and New South Wales over the next three weeks as part of its aggressive new program to increase rural and regional coverage. Rob Parcell, Director Victoria, said the expansion is the result of a two-year investment program at costing $330 million. “By the end … Read more

IP in business: mobile, managed and with voice

17 September 2003, 9:00 am

IP networks in business are increasingly mobile, service provider managed and used for voice according to the latest Optus IP Index released today. The Optus IP Index is an annual survey of business use of private IP networks, or virtual private networks (IP VPNs), in use by 52.9 per cent of large organisations (either carrier … Read more

Optus signs IP deal with Jones Lang LaSalle

17 September 2003, 9:00 am

Optus has signed a multi-million dollar whole of business deal with Jones Lang LaSalle, the global real estate advisor and investment management company, to provide data network communications over two years. Optus will provide a fully managed IP VPN (Virtual Private Network) service, OPI Direct Plus, connecting Jones Lang LaSalle offices in 24 markets, across … Read more

Optus gets tough on mobile theft

15 September 2003, 9:00 am

Optus has made it even harder for GSM mobile phone thieves today by introducing technology that stops lost or stolen phones from being used on any Australian mobile network. As part of an industry-wide initiative, Optus will share information on handsets reported as lost or stolen on its network. The other carriers will share the … Read more

Optus delivers mobile coverage to Quorn

12 September 2003, 9:00 am

Optus is fulfilling its promise of more mobile coverage in South Australia with the recent installation of a base station in Quorn. From its vantage point on top of the big silos in Quorn, Optus now provides coverage to the township and surrounding area. The coverage also extends along the major routes out of town, … Read more