Optus TV turns 10 and goes digital

29 September 2005, 9:00 am

After reaching 10 years of continuous operation in subscription television this month, Optus TV is taking a transforming step in its history in launching its digital television service in November. The new digital television service will be called ‘Optus TV featuring Foxtel Digital’. Allen Lew, Managing Director, Optus Consumer, said the digital television launch was … Read more

Optus offers new home phone service with no line rental

29 September 2005, 9:00 am

Optus today announced its new “OptusOne” plans, offering customers the option to save money with a plan which combines the home phone with the mobile – including line rental, mobile phone value, local, national and international calls. Optus Consumer Group Marketing Director, Michael Smith, said OptusOne was the first combined home and mobile plan in … Read more

Optus appoints Managing Director for Optus Business

26 September 2005, 9:00 am

After a thorough internal and external search, Optus Chief Executive, Paul O’Sullivan, announced today the appointment of John Simon to the role of Managing Director, Optus Business. Mr Simon has worked for Optus for four years and during that time has held key roles within Optus Business’ Senior Leadership Team. John has been Acting Managing … Read more

Ensuring a competitive telecommunications sector – and why it matters to Australia

22 September 2005, 3:53 pm

Paul O’Sullivan, Optus Chief Executive at CEDA Brisbane Introduction If you reviewed the press reports of the last month, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Australian telecommunications is not so much an industry as a circus. A nation has been asking itself the question – what is a suitable investment for Phil Burgess’ mum? And … Read more

Optus steps up competition with DSL rollout

22 September 2005, 9:00 am

In a move which will dramatically step up competition in residential and business broadband and telephony services, Optus today announced a major DSL rollout. Optus will install its own DSLAMs (DSL Access Multiplexers) in a large scale, national rollout commencing immediately. Once complete, the full rollout will extend to approximately 340 exchanges. Optus will invest … Read more