SingTel Optus is Australia's second-largest telecommunications company, and is a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications.
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SingTel-Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan has called for the break-up of Telstra, warning that the telco's incumbent market position and ownership of the copper network is so vital to the government's mixed-technology NBN rollout that it will trample competition in the Australian market.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, which will be the first two smartphones in the Australian market that will be compatible with the 700MHz and 1800MHz bands.
Vodafone Australia has highlighted that greater transparency and consistency is needed around Mobile Terminating Access Services (MTAS) pricing to show it is in the best interests of end-users, and not Telstra.
Optus has launched LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on its 4G network, ahead of the expected release of four compatible devices in the next few months.
The Australian government will have to choose from approximately 6,000 locations to build around 250 mobile towers, with its AU$100 million investment in reducing mobile blackspots.
New complaints to the Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have dropped by almost 20,000 in the last year.
Optus is expected to deliver better mobile network coverage to remote areas of the country with its newly launched Optus 10 satellite.
Australia's second-largest mobile provider has appointed parent company SingTel's head of group digital life Allen Lew as its new CEO after six months of searching.
The token service behind the new Apple Pay system featured in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch has been designed to be used beyond Apple's ecosystem, Visa has said.
Optus is looking to capitalise on the estimated 1.2 million customers coming out of their contracts, offering up to AU$450 in credit to pay out customer plans and trade in phones.
Singtel's Australian operation has reported a jump in profit to $AU597 million for the quarter to June 30, as revenue continued on its downward trajectory.
The first commercial services for 4G in the 700MHz spectrum band are expected to be launched this week by both Optus and Telstra in Darwin, Perth, Fremantle, Mt Isa, Mildura, Griffith, and Esperance, following commercial licence grants by the ACMA.
Vodafone and Optus have both submitted their responses to the Competition Policy Review outlining that Telstra's market dominance is impeding on their shot to increase any market power in the telco sector.