Optus: 20 years in photos

Optus: 20 years in photos

Summary: Today marks 20 years since Optus began operations in Australia, and 20 years since Telstra had its first competitor.

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    This is Optus' network-management centre. After acquiring its carrier licence in 1991, Optus began operations on 31 January 1992. The company has now grown to have more than 9 million mobile services, 1 million broadband and fixed-line services, 280 stores and close to 10,000 employees.

  • (Credit: Optus)

    After wholesaling on Telstra's analog network initially, in May 1993, Optus launched its own GSM network, claiming that the phone-call quality was "CD-like".

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Topics: Telcos, Emerging Tech, Optus, SingTel

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Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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