Media Releases

Optus Challenge Cup kicks off season 1999 this weekend

17 February 1999, 9:00 am

Now in its third year, the Optus Challenge Cup provides an indication of early pre-season form for two of the Australian Football League’s oldest rivals. The Carlton Blues will be keen to maintain their hold on the Cup, having won it for the last two years. Collingwood, with a number of changes including new President … Read more

Telstra fails in court bid

17 February 1999, 9:00 am

Justice Arthur Emmett of the Federal Court denied an application by Telstra to halt moves by Cable and Wireless Optus to secure competitive access to the local telephony market. In the Court action Cable and Wireless Optus alleges that Telstra has abused its market power – seeking to prevent local call competition by heavily cross-subsidising … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus acquires MUAnet

9 January 1999, 9:00 am

The acquisition is expected to increase Cable & Wireless Optus’ share of the frame relay market by 6.5 per cent, making it the second largest provider of this service. MUAnet currently sells and supports a fully managed frame relay based managed data telecommunications service to small and medium sized enterprises throughout Australia. The acquisition is … Read more

Optus Pay TV Makes Strong Inroads Over Summer

8 January 1999, 9:00 am

Ratings figures complied by AC Neilsen over December show more and more viewers are shifting from free to air to pay television. The December figures show that Optus pay TV households spend more than 50 per cent of their viewing time watching pay TV. Optus Pay TV’s overall share of viewing hours increased by more … Read more

ACCC’s interconnect decision welcomed

1 January 1999, 9:00 am

“The ACCC is to be congratulated for arriving at a decision which is clearly in the best interests of the consumer. Cable & Wireless Optus has always held that Telstra’s interconnect charges were too high and out of step with world best practice. All three studies commissioned by the ACCC recommended halving the price of … Read more