SingTel’s regional mobile subscriber base increases to 78 million

7 February 2006, 9:00 am

Year-on-year growth of 26 per cent Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) today announced that its aggregate number of mobile subscribers in the region has increased to 78 million. As at 31 December 2005, SingTel and its associates had 77.79 million customers, a 26 per cent increase from a year ago. This is the largest mobile customer … Read more

Optus merges Virgin Mobile Australia and SIMplus

3 February 2006, 9:00 am

Optus Chief Executive Paul O’Sullivan announced today the planned operational integration of two wholly-owned Optus subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile Australia (VMA) and SIMplus Mobile. “VMA has one of the strongest prepaid offerings in the market and SIMplus has strengths in the post paid market through varied sales channels,” Mr O’Sullivan said. “Synergies between the two companies … Read more

Group Event Travel converges with Optus

1 February 2006, 9:00 am

Group Event Travel, Australia’s largest Independent Group Travel Management business, has deployed Optus IP Centrex to improve productivity and customer service whilst lowering operational and communications costs. IP Centrex is an advanced alternative to other VoIP solutions. It permits companies to merge their voice and data communications onto a single network, which is centrally managed … Read more

Optus improves network coverage in Port Stephens

25 January 2006, 9:00 am

Optus announced today a further enhancement to its network coverage in NSW with the installation of a new mobile facility at Medowie South in the Port Stephens region of NSW. The facility will enhance Optus GSM network coverage in the Lower Hunter region including Medowie, Richardson Road and the Pacific Dunes Golf Resort. The expansion … Read more

Optus acquires Virgin Mobile Australia

11 January 2006, 9:00 am

Optus announced today that it had acquired 74.15 per cent of Virgin Mobile Australia Pty Limited (“VMA”) from the Virgin Group for A$30 million, increasing the Optus shareholding in VMA to 100 per cent. At the same time, Virgin Enterprises Limited granted Optus a 15-year licence for ongoing use of the Virgin Mobile brand in … Read more