Media Releases

Cable & Wireless balloon attempts record today

22 February 1999, 9:00 am

While the Cable & Wireless challenge has been ready since December it has been hampered by weather and not having permission from the Chinese to fly over their territory. As a result this endeavour will attempt to complete the first global navigation without passing over Chinese Territory. Permission was withdrawn following the illegal entry into … Read more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

Youth Innovation Recognised at International Awards

17 February 1999, 9:00 am

Children from around the world will gather in Sydney tomorrow night for the announcement of the 1999 Cable & Wireless Childnet International Awards – a program that rewards children and those working with them, for innovative projects on the internet. As the internet is a global medium, all projects have to be of benefit children … Read more

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

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