Media Releases

Cable & Wireless Optus to Benefit from New Internet Link to Singapore

22 February 1999, 9:00 am

Cable & Wireless Optus internet wholesale customers are set to benefit from increased capacity between Australia and Singapore. An additional 4 Mbps link will be established under the Australia-Singapore IT Co-operation Memorandum of Understanding signed today by the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Tim Fischer and the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee … Read more

Satellite demonstration shows 90% reduction in USO possible

22 February 1999, 9:00 am

  Using financial information derived from the satellite telephony demonstrations and the industry agreed Bellcore model, Cable & Wireless Optus believes the average subsidy per line would fall 85 per cent from $3,600 to $540. The highest single line subsidy – which Telstra claims to be $83,572 – would fall to only $1,100 when using … 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