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GlobalData: Comms services about to become a utility
According to GlobalData, the recent Optus deals with Origin and Sumo mean that communications services are on their way to becoming a utility.
07 Nov 18
Can Huawei be trusted? One prominent Aussie says yes
Former Australian Rear Admiral John Lord says we need to trust in Chinese tech. Specifically, that Huawei plays a major role in our digital future.
29 Jun 18
Introducing Spark Cloud Phone, the calling platform you didn’t know you needed
BroadSoft first unveiled BroadCloud back in October 2010.
15 May 18
A/NZ companies take five of six Riverbed APJ Partner Awards
A/NZ swept the APJ Partner of the Year Awards with Datacom, Arrow ECS, Telstra and Optus all being recognised.
03 May 18
Government welcomes new regional Optus mobile sites
The project will cost $7.8 million to build. $5.5 million of this is Federal funding, while the other $2.3 million comes from Optus.
10 Apr 18
Optus inks deal with NiceInContact to ramp up customer experience
Optus Business has expanded its long-standing relationship with NICE with the closing of a new, customer experience focused deal.
07 Feb 18
La Trobe appoints esteemed expert Jill Slaw as Cyber Chair
La Trobe University cybersecurity professor Jill Slay is now the La Trobe University Optus Cyber Chair.
07 Feb 18
Optus announces "historic" 5G rollout plan
The company says it has been working towards the delivery of 5G technology since 2016.
02 Feb 18
Cisco to develop training programs for Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
With a $3m investment, Cisco will help to develop solutions to current and emerging skill shortages in cyber technologies.
28 Nov 17
Optus Business dedicates $3.5m to Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
Optus Business has announced that it will invest $3.5 million into Australia’s Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
27 Nov 17
Queensland: Schneider Electric & Optus help build cyclone resilient data center
The collaboration will build a new, energy-efficient Tier 3 managed data center in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.
16 Nov 17
Optus Satellite & Seven Network - 31 year relationship extended another 4 years
The capacity requirements of the contract have been expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz.
05 Sep 17
Optus makes the next step in nbn offerings for wholesale partners
Optus Wholesale is continuing its expansion of nbn network offerings for wholesale customers with a raft of new innovations.
13 Jun 17
Photo gallery: Vodafone, Telstra, Vocus among Broadsoft ANZ achievers
Vodafone New Zealand, Telstra and UCaaS provider Access4 are among the winners at Broadsoft's Annual Australasian Achievement Awards.
29 May 17
Three Australian companies to receive Pega Client Excellence Awards
“In an increasingly competitive and dynamic world, organisations need the ability to change at the speed of innovation."
26 May 17
Enterprise competition drags Optus revenue and profit down
Optus has reported revenue and profit drops for the latest financial year as heightened competition in the enterprise market bites.
19 May 17
Optus Wholesale wrangles new deal with Moose Mobile
“By providing access to a SIM at the point-of-sale, Moose will be able to convert a once-off handset sale into a long standing customer.”
05 May 17
Motorola Solutions consortium wins $50m mobility deal with Vic Police
Motorola has stuck a $50 million deal with Victoria Police for a new managed service mobility solution which includes 10,000 iPads and iPhones.
24 Apr 17
Optus takes next step towards 5g movement in Australia
“It is an important enabler for 5G and we are excited to be able to deliver this new initiative to our customers at Macquarie Park."
23 Feb 17
Optus launches native WiFi calling for Aussie customers on the go
“When Wi-Fi Calling is switched on, the device automatically detects and seamlessly switches to an available Wi-Fi connection."
03 Feb 17
Optus' wholesale nbn spreads like wildfire across Aussie states
The company sees 'significant opportunity' in the wholesale nbn segment.
11 Jan 17
Optus secures $60 million to extend mobile networks in rural Australia
Optus is planning to build 114 new mobile sites across Australia as part of the Federal Government's Mobile Black Spots Program.
05 Dec 16
Optus & Huawei record 'ground-breaking' 5G speed trial
Optus and Huawei have now successfully completed a 'ground-breaking' 5G trial, which achieved a transmission rate of 35Gbps.
16 Nov 16
Optus Wholesale & 2SG Wholesale target transport logistics, mining sectors
Optus Wholesale has signed on with 2SG Wholesale to launch new M2M, IoT and GPS tools for resellers in the transport logistics and mining sectors.
05 Aug 16