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Research: Subscription services say bundling is the future

Bango research reveals subscription leaders are betting on cross-industry bundling as the future for their fast-growing industry. The research highlights a focus on ‘Super Bundling’ — a model that provides integrated management of subscriptions through a centralised content hub, delivered through aggregators like telcos. With data from over 100 executives across leading music, video, and […]

November 20, 2023

Optus boss quits

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, the CEO of Australia’s second-largest telco Optus, has resigned with immediate effect after a nationwide outage earlier this month which left some 26 million people without phone or internet for 12 hours. “Having now had time for some personal reflection, I have come to the decision that my resignation is in the […]

November 20, 2023

Australia: DAZN on Optus

DAZN Group has announced a distribution partnership with Optus, the Australian telecom, mobile and internet provider, to feature DAZN via their digital aggregator, Subhub. DAZN’s array of live football, boxing and MMA content, archive, and documentaries will now be available to even more sports fans in Australia. Part of DAZN’s overall strategic focus is to […]

November 16, 2023

Survey: 88% UK, US telcos planning super bundling

Almost nine in ten (88 per cent) of the leading telcos in the US and UK are planning to offer ‘super bundling’ as they prioritise revenue growth and customer retention. That’s according to a survey of 115 telco leaders — senior strategic decision makers and budget holders within telecommunications brands — who are eyeing how best to […]

July 13, 2023

Optus, SpaceX satellite-to-mobile deal

Australian telco Optus, in collaboration with SpaceX have agreed to deliver mobile connectivity using SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation. Together, Optus and SpaceX plan to cover 100 per cent of Australia. “Optus has always thought differently about what it means to deliver connectivity to our customers, and today we proudly provide mobile coverage to 98.5 per […]

July 13, 2023

Forecast: Australia SVoD revenue to grow 8.2% CAGR to 2027

SVoD service revenue in Australia is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2 per cent from $1.9 billion (€1.74bn) in 2022 to $2.8 billion by 2027, driven by a healthy growth in SVoD subscriptions, and steady rise in the average monthly revenue per unique SVoD household, according to GlobalData, the […]

June 20, 2023

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