OPEL begins industry consultation on broadband to the bush

27 June 2007, 9:00 am

A significant reduction in the current price of regional broadband transmission capacity is a key feature of the OPEL high-speed wholesale broadband access network that is set to dramatically improve rural and regional communications in Australia. One week after the Prime Minister announced OPEL Networks Pty Ltd (OPEL) as the successful applicant under the Federal … Read more

Elders and Optus to build rural and regional broadband network

18 June 2007, 9:00 am

The Optus and Elders joint venture, OPEL Networks Pty Ltd (OPEL), has secured $958 million in funding from the Australian Government. This comprises $600 million from the previously announced Broadband Connect Infrastructure Program and an additional $358 million in funding to further extend high-speed affordable broadband services to rural and regional Australians. The OPEL network … Read more

Optus says ‘yes’ to MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Roadtrips and Concerts

5 June 2007, 9:00 am

Following its successful sponsorship of the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY concert in 2006, Optus announced today it would continue its association with MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY as principal sponsor of the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY ZEROSEVEN Roadtrip and Concerts. As the principal sponsor, Optus has played a major part in making the events possible. On 1 July 2007, hundreds of young MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Ambassadors from … Read more

The secret’s out – Optus VoIP has arrived

4 June 2007, 9:00 am

Optus announced today that its new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product for the Small and Medium Business market was available to Optus Business DSL customers. Optus offers two VoIP services – Optus ipPhone Premier and Optus ipPhone Express. Paul Kitchin, Managing Director, Optus SMB, said Optus ipPhone Premier was specifically designed for the Small … Read more