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Optus

Optus
Company nameSingTel Optus Pty Limited
Company typeSubsidiary of SingTel
SloganWe Hear You
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded1981 as AUSSAT
HeadquartersSydney, Australia
Key peoplePaul O'Sullivan, Chief Executive
Murray King, CFO
Andrew Buay, CTO
Michael Smith, MD Consumer
Rob Parcell, MD Optus Business
Rohan Ganeson, MD Optus SMB
ProductsFixed Telephony
Mobile Telephony
Internet Access
Cable Television
Leased Lines
Data Transmission
Revenue(+) A$8.321 billion (2009)
Net income(+) A$584 million (2009)
Employees10,679 (2008)

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SingTel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications (Asx - SGT). The company primarily trades under the Optus brand, while maintaining several wholly owned subsidiary brands, such as Virgin Mobile Australia and Boost Mobile in the mobile telephony market, Uecomm in the network services market and Alphawest in the ICT services sector.

To provide services, Optus owns and operates its own network infrastructure, as well as using the services of other network service providers, most notably Telstra Wholesale. It provides services both directly to end users and also acts as a wholesaler to other service providers. Through its OptusNet brand, it provides broadband, wireless and dial-up internet services.

The company was originally known as Aussat Pty Limited prior to privatisation, when it became Optus Communications Pty Limited. It was later renamed to Cable & Wireless Optus Pty Limited before changing again to its present name.


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