SingTel Optus is Australia's second-largest telecommunications company, and is a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications.
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NBN Co is becoming a parody of itself as new CEO Bill Morrow strongarms would-be competitors and a multi billion dollar organisation justifies a 180-degree policy turnaround on the back of a single, non-representative speed test.
The cost-benefit analysis is incomplete, Ziggy Switkowski has gone rogue and there's still no clarity around how or even if the government will access Telstra's copper – yet Malcolm Turnbull happily marked NBN Co's fifth birthday with a new Statement of Expectations putting the NBN on a road to nowhere. How will future Australia judge this day?
Optus has secured an extension of its Department of Defence satellite contract for four more years, in a deal worth AU$19.5 million.
Customers who signed an Optus mobile contract earlier this year will be given the option of release from their contract due to advertising about the company's mobile network size that the Victorian Supreme Court ruled was misleading.
Optus has been warned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for overcharging 237,500 customers a total of AU$8.9 million between July 2011 and September 2012.
Optus is aiming to cement its role as a service provider with new unified-communications-as-a-service and contact-centre-as-a-service offerings to businesses.
Optus' Gigasites trial saw spectrum and mobile technologies combined to achieve a 2.3Gbps throughput speed on its mobile network.
Optus CEO Kevin Russell has announced that he will leave the company, just over two years into the role.
Customers using Woolworths-branded SIMs will need to begin recharging their prepaid accounts with Optus from March 23, and pay AU$1 extra.
The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
Apple, Amaysim, and iiNet's group of ISPs have picked up every monthly and yearly award on offer in Roy Morgan's Australia customer satisfaction survey.
The Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled that Optus' latest coverage ad was misleading to customers of the true size of the telco's network.
As NBN Co looks to use existing cable networks in lieu of fibre, Optus has revised its previous claim that it wouldn't be able to provide wholesale services on the HFC network.
The telco expects revenue declines for both group consumer and enterprise segments to be slightly worse than forecasted a quarter ago. Going forward, a focus will be on driving customer growth in Australia.
Optus lost another 64,000 mobile customers in the last three months of 2013, while reporting a 41.4 percent jump in year-on-year profit for the quarter.