Media Releases

Optus to provide WA Police with satellite data communications network

10 November 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced it had been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide the Western Australian Police Service with satellite-based data communications services. Under the agreement, Cable & Wireless Optus will deploy satellite transmission equipment in 88 police stations in rural and remote Western Australia (WA), providing access to e-mail, internal management … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus delivers interim profit of $135 million

5 November 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced a bottom-line profit of $135 million for the six months to 30 September, driven by a 26 per cent growth in revenue to over $1.9 billion. The half year profit of $135 million compares to a loss in the corresponding period last year of $38 million, and revenue of … Read more

Optus internet intrusion

3 November 1999, 9:00 am

There was an unauthorised intrusion into the Optus Internet network earlier today. Optus views this intrusion as a serious issue and we are continuing to investigate. Optus took immediate action on confirmation of the breach and informed the police. We have also informed customers via email and will continue to keep them updated. Optus has … Read more

Optus FreeTime smashes the long distance time barrier

29 October 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today launched an assault on the long distance telephony market with a pricing structure designed to change the way people make national and international long distance calls. Called Optus FreeTime, the new pricing offer is unique in removing distance, time and cost barriers from long distance calls. The offer is a … Read more

New Adelaide Call Centre to create 500 jobs

29 October 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus announced today it had chosen Adelaide for a new customer call centre – creating between 450 and 500 new jobs in South Australia. The new centre, to be located in North Terrace, together with the existing call centre in Adelaide’s Technology Park, will see Cable & Wireless Optus employing more than … Read more