Media Releases

Cable & Wireless Optus launches fully integrated Internet offering

3 May 1999, 9:00 am

For the first time in Australia, a major carrier has initiated an integrated solution, bringing together router vendors CISCO Systems and 3COM and hardware distributor Lan Systems to provide a complete Internet communications package. Cable & Wireless Optus has unveiled its fully integrated and packaged Internet solution for all business markets. Optus E-Solutions creates a … Read more

Department of Defence Secures Major Efficiencies by Opting for Cable & Wireless Optus Outsourcing

30 April 1999, 9:00 am

Cable and Wireless Optus’s Outsourcing Division has been awarded a $3 million contract to manage the voice communications network of the Department of Defence throughout Queensland. John Filmer, Director, Enterprise Division, Cable & Wireless Optus, commented: “Optus is managing the provision of telephony services across all of Queensland for the Department of Defence. Our service … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus serves Part A document on AAPT

28 April 1999, 9:00 am

The Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Optus, Chris Anderson, announced that the companys Part A Statement in relation to its offer to acquire all the shares in AAPT had been served on AAPT today. Mr Anderson said that the $5.00 offer price represented a 13.9% premium to the volume weighted average price for AAPT … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus confirms cash offer for AAPT is fair

19 April 1999, 9:00 am

The Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Optus, Chris Anderson, said today he was disappointed that the AAPT Board had rejected Cable & Wireless Optus’ takeover offer. “We believe our offer is fairly priced, and represents excellent value for AAPT’s shareholders.” Mr Anderson said. Mr Anderson said the offer gave: A 13.9% premium to the … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus Expands International Internet Network

15 April 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus announced today that a new high capacity internet link with the United Kingdom was complete and would start servicing internet traffic from this weekend. The link has been established with Cable and Wireless Communications. Director Industry Services, Stephen Beynon said that this link with the UK was a very important step … Read more