Media Releases

Cable & Wireless Optus to launch $500M satellite

24 October 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced it will launch a A$500 million satellite in early 2002. Called the C1 satellite, it will become Australia’s -hotbird’ delivering the majority of the country’s satellite services. The announcement follows the successful completion of negotiations with the Australian Department of Defence, and key suppliers Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) and … Read more

USO review potentially misleading

22 October 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today said it was disappointed with the Australian Communication Authority’s review of the cost of Telstra’s Universal Service Obligation (USO) claim for 1997-98. Stephe Wilks, Cable & Wireless Optus’ Director, Regulatory and Public Affairs said that modern technology meant telecommunications services could be provided at much cheaper rates – which meant … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus – Fastest Growing Mobile Network in Australia

19 October 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today announced it had increased its GSM mobile customer base by 27% per cent between April and September 1999, with the net addition of 439,000 customers. Optus is the fastest growing mobile network in Australia, with 2.215 million customers, taking almost half of the total market growth in the last quarter. … Read more

‘Web in a box’ solution for small business

13 October 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus today launched a simple solution for small businesses wanting a presence on the Internet called ‘web in a box’. Donna Lachance, Cable & Wireless Optus’ Director Multimedia, said small businesses would benefit from Cable & Wireless Optus joining with Australian Windows Publishing’s (AWP) ezimerchant software to create an ‘off the shelf’ … Read more

Cable & Wireless Optus forms global e-commerce trading community

6 October 1999, 9:00 am

05 Oct 1999 Cable & Wireless Optus today announced a strategic alliance with a major US-based e-commerce specialist, Commerce One, to establish Australia’s first global business-to-business electronic marketplace. This is an exclusive agreement that creates a global trading web alliance between Cable & Wireless Optus and some of the world’s leading telecommunication companies including British … Read more