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Optus Sports airs women’s football friendlies

Optus Sport will broadcast five women’s international friendlies in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, starting with a double header between co-host New Zealand and reigning champions USA.   Optus Sport customers will get an early look at one of the favourites to lift the World Cup […]

January 12, 2023

Australian telcos fined for misleading public

Three major Australian telcos have been fined by the Australian Federal Court over misrepresenting the download speeds their systems offer and obligations to test such speeds to users. On their websites and in emails to existing and potential clients the three – namly Telstra, Optus Internet and TPG Internet – have been found guilty of […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Optus Sport acquires German football cups

Optus Sport continues to expand its football offering after securing the exclusive Australian rights to the DFB-Pokal and DFB-Pokal Frauen for the next three seasons. The DFB-Pokal is held annually by the German Football Association (DFB) and running from August through to June. 64 teams participate in the German Cup, including all clubs from the […]

September 8, 2022

Optus claims “unfriendly nations” near its satellites

Australia’s Optus satellite operator says that its orbiting craft have experienced close encounters from “unfriendly nations” and that it has had to take evasive action from the close proximity within the orbital positions of its satellites. Optus’ head of satellite and space systems Nick Leake, speaking at the Australasia Satellite Forum, said: “On some occasions, […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

ATN acquires Axicom

Australian Tower Network (ATN), the former Singtel/Optus company, is buying Axicom for Aus$3.58 billion (€2.43bn). ATN, now co-owned by SingTel and Australian pension fund AustralianSuper, will see its stake in Axicom expand to 81 per cent. Axicom is currently majority owned by Macquarie Asset Management and runs some 2,000 tower sites located in and around […]

April 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Optus buys Space Tug from Northrop Grumman

Australian satellite operator Optus is buying a Mission Robotic Vehicle (MRV), informally known as a Space Tug, in order to rescue one of its satellites. The Robotic System will come from SpaceLogistics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman and is planned for a SpaceX launch in 2024. The MRV varies slightly from two previous space tugs […]

March 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Australia: Mobile services revenue forecast to increase 3% CAGR

Mobile service revenue in Australia is expected to increase from $9.6 billion (€8.6bn) in 2021 to $11.2 billion in 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3 per cent, mainly driven by the mobile data service segment, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. An analysis of GlobalData’s Australia Mobile Broadband Forecast […]

February 24, 2022

Australia: SVoD revenue to reach $3.2bn in 2026

SVoD revenue in Australia is forecast to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3 per cent from $1.9 billion (€1.68bn) in 2021 to $3.2 billion in 2026, driven by solid growth in subscriptions and unique SVoD households, and steady rise in average monthly revenue per unique SVoD household, according to GlobalData, a […]

December 17, 2021

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Australian telco Optus has chosen Arianespace and an Ariane 6 rocket to launch its latest satellite. Optus 11 is the craft, itself a replacement for Optus D1. Optus 11 is being built by Airbus Defence & Space and is due for launch in 2023. Optus 11 is a fully reconfigurable satellite and based on Airbus’s […]

November 18, 2021

Optus launches subscription management SubHub

Australian multiplay telco Optus says it is raising the bar on innovation with the introduction of Optus SubHub, describing it as a “world-first game-changer” that simplifies content subscriptions and memberships by putting them in one place and allowing eligible Optus customers to save money and discover new content options. SubHub complements the recently announced Optus […]

August 18, 2021By Colin Mann