21 Facts About Optus


Singtel Optus Pty Limited is an Australian telecommunications company headquartered in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia.

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Optus is the second-largest wireless carrier in Australia, with 10.

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Optus gained the second general carrier licence in January 1991.

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Around 22 September 2022, Optus systems sustained a significant cyberattack that resulted in a major data breach of both current and former customers' personal information, including customers' names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses, with a smaller subset of customers having their street addresses, driving licence details and passport numbers leaked.

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On 24 September 2022, Australian news outlets The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Optus was investigating the authenticity of a ransom demand of US$1 million made on a hacking forum.

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Whilst Telstra focused on creating a broadband network specifically for broadcast, Optus designed their cable network to provide telephony services in addition to broadcast television.

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Optus is no longer a customer of Telstra's after deciding to move the funding used to lease Telstra's copper network into constructing their hybrid fibre-coaxial network, the first in Australia.

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Optus returned to profitability in 1998 and changed its name to Cable and Wireless Optus Pty Limited.

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Optus purchased one of Australia's pioneer ISPs, Microplex, in 1998 to provide consumer dial-up internet services.

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Optus was to be contracted to build the network on behalf of OPEL.

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Optus is part of a consortium – now known as Terria – that in July 2006 announced their intention to make a combined bid to build the proposed National Broadband Network.

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Until 20 January 2013, Optus sold mobile services under the brand name Boost Mobile.

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Optus gained exclusive access to this link in 2001, ahead of acquiring the organisation in 2005.

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Optus network operates on the following bandwidth frequencies across Australia:.

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In 2016, Optus signed a 10-year partnership agreement with the Australian Olympic Committee to be the official partner of the Australian Olympic Team and the Australian Paralympic Team until 2026.

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In 2017, Optus won naming rights to Perth Stadium where it would be known as Optus Stadium.

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Optus has a long-term partnership with the Adelaide Crows in the AFL.

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Optus has been a partner of the Collingwood Magpies in the AFL Women's since 2018.

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Optus is the current major sponsor for the No 25 Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden ZB Commodore driven by Chaz Mostert.

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Since 2005, Optus has outsourced some customer service functions to Concentrix and 247.

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In October 2006, Optus announced that it would outsource 100 contracting jobs to another Singtel subsidiary, IT company NCS, in Singapore.

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