Optus B1 satellite service restored following overnight outage

31 March 2006, 9:00 am

Optus confirms that it has restored services on the Optus B1 satellite this morning following an overnight outage which commenced at 5.52pm AEDT on Thursday 30 March 2006. The outage was caused during a routine station keeping manoeuvre and services on the Optus B1 satellite failed due to loss of pointing control of the satellite. … Read more

Optus introduces $19.95 broadband and 30 day trial offer

30 March 2006, 9:00 am

Optus announced today it would offer a new entry level broadband plan for $19.95 per month – making broadband available to consumers at an extremely affordable price. Commencing April 1, the Optus Easy Start plan at $19.95 will give new customers, who bundle with Optus home telephony or Optus mobile, benefits including 100MB data usage … Read more

Optus steps up competition with broadband network

30 March 2006, 9:00 am

Unleashing broadband speeds with ‘Optus Direct’ Optus has sparked a fresh wave of competition in broadband, unveiling its new broadband network and uncapped download speeds of up to 20Mbps. The new $150 million network will deliver two premium services: Optus DSL Direct (broadband services) and Optus Local Direct (home telephony services). “Optus is the first … Read more

Optus extends 3G to QLD

29 March 2006, 9:00 am

Optus announced today that customers in Brisbane and the Gold Coast CBD will be able to enjoy Optus’ 3G products and services from 1 April 2006. From Brighton to Greenbank and Brookfield to Wellington Point, customers will benefit from Optus’ unique 3G offerings including: Instant Messenger (IM) on their mobile and PC, MyZooNow, an intuitive … Read more

Optus to push Microsoft Exchange 2003 wireless email

27 March 2006, 9:00 am

Optus is launching a wireless email service for business customers based on the upgraded capabilities of the Microsoft Exchange 2003 mail server and the iMate K-Jam handset. The service will be available in April 2006. The K-Jam handset is optimised for voice and text communication and features a full QWERTY keyboard. Together with Microsoft Exchange … Read more