High-speed Optus mobile broadband arrives

30 March 2007, 9:00 am

Optus announced today that it was bringing high-speed data services to its mobile network using HSDPA. The upgrade is well underway, with many sites already completed; over six hundred sites in Sydney and Melbourne to be ready for service by May 2007; and all Optus 3G sites across Australia upgraded to HSDPA by the end … Read more

Optus invests in a third D-series satellite for Australia

29 March 2007, 9:00 am

Optus announced today it would further expand its satellite fleet providing services to Australia and New Zealand by launching the third D-series satellite. The new satellite will increase Optus’ fleet capacity by more than 30 percent. Paul O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Optus, said the deal showed Optus’ continued investment and commitment to provide the infrastructure … Read more

Optus EmailSMS puts the ‘We’ in Wellington

7 March 2007, 9:00 am

Optus has found that more than twice as many young people in regional areas feel isolated compared to those in the city, while four out of five want more information about events and activities in their local community. Optus announced the findings as part of its Information to You (i2u) launch today. The innovative program … Read more

Optus launches VoIP

6 March 2007, 9:00 am

The VoIP product other telcos don’t want you to know about Optus announced today it would launch a new and groundbreaking Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product to Small and Medium Business (SMB) customers during the second quarter of this calendar year. As part of an ongoing drive to meet the needs of the SMB … Read more

Optus comment on ACCC decision to withdraw competition notice

2 March 2007, 9:00 am

Paul Fletcher, Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Optus said: “In December 2005 Telstra exercised its monopoly power by hiking wholesale line rental prices from $24.50 to $27.60 – while making no change to most of its retail line rental prices. “Over the last 15 months the ACCC has taken a vigorous and proactive approach in … Read more