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  • Optus cuts headcount by 14 per cent in a year

    Optus reduced its head count by 14.3 per cent in the 12 months to 31 March, reducing its workforce from around 8500 to just under 7300. The telco today revealed that as a result staff costs were down 15.2 per cent compared to the prior year.

    Written by Rohan Pearce15 May 19 10:26
  • 5G ban yet to hit Huawei Australia’s carrier business

    Although the Australian government has blocked the company from participating in the rollout of telcos’ 5G networks, Huawei says it has registered strong growth in its local carrier business.

    Written by Rohan Pearce01 May 19 10:50
  • Optus CEO says 5G offers gigabit upgrade path for NBN, pushes new model for last mile

    Optus CEO Allen Lew has called for the government and NBN Co to consider 5G wireless technology as an upgrade path for those parts of the National Broadband Network where performance is limited by the use of copper wiring, and as an alternative to laying additional fibre to households to deliver faster speeds.

    Written by Rohan Pearce08 April 19 11:45
  • We’re failing to fill tech knowledge gaps: report

    The relationship between Australian companies and education providers must undergo rapid change if the country is to take advantage of opportunities presented by technology, according to a report.

    Written by Byron Connolly04 March 19 16:10
  • Clive Dickens joins Optus

    Optus has appointed Clive Dickens as vice-president, television, content and product development, in a newly-created role.

    Written by Byron Connolly01 March 19 10:50
  • CSR embarks on tech transformation with Optus

    CSR Limited is embarking on a technology transforming and inked a $12 million deal with Optus to provide voice, data and mobile services across 150 Australian sites.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien21 Nov. 18 10:53
  • NBN broadband speeds get tick of approval: ACCC

    ISPs are performing well and delivering good results for fixed-line NBN customers, according to the latest speed test results outlined in the ACCC Measuring Broadband Australia (MBA) report.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien07 Nov. 18 12:35
  • Optus and Telstra go to war over 5G readiness

    Optus has refuted Telstra's claim that it is the first provider in Australia to be 5G ready, after the telco turned on its 5G network in the Gold Coast.

    Written by Samira Sarraf17 Aug. 18 09:15
  • Curtin Uni and Optus in AI research effort

    Western Australia’s Curtin University has struck an agreement with Optus to research the impact of artificial intelligence on regional telecommunications, higher education and the urban environment.

    Written by CIO Staff06 Aug. 18 12:22
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