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Communications in Australia

West Rail 'nerve system' ready to roll out

A new fibre-optic 'nerve system' to be installed on the KCRC's West Rail will give engineers an instant and more accurate reading on train performance and efficiency.

Friday, 3 August, 2007, 12:00am

SingTel chief tackles vultures

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has tried to inject fresh vigour into its bid for Cable & Wireless Optus, saying the deal made commercial sense while dubbing arbitrage traders who had contributed to selling pressure against its stock as 'vultures'.

4 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

SingTel chief tackles vultures

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has tried to inject fresh vigour into its bid for Cable & Wireless Optus, saying the deal made commercial sense while dubbing arbitrage traders who had contributed to selling pressure against its stock as 'vultures'.

4 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Gambling on-line is a straight business

Horse racing without the bends, all in the name of cyberspace betting. An Australian consortium has won permission to build a straight race track designed specifically for showing racing on the Internet.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Big brother C&W backs legal move

The Optus decision to sue its much bigger rival, Telstra, is being seen as further indication Cable & Wireless, which took control of Optus two months ago in a A$980 million deal (about HK$5.53 billion), is taking an increasingly firm hand in determining its destiny.

11 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

World telecom giants launch US$1.2b plan to join mainland and US

Hongkong Telecom (HKT) has joined 10 companies in launching a plan to lay the first undersea fibre-optic cable connecting China and the United States, a project estimated to cost US$1.2 billion.

It follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Beijing between state-owned China Telecom and an international consortium of telecommunication companies.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Optus clings to flotation hopes

Australia's second-largest phone company, Optus Communications, in which Cable & Wireless and BellSouth each hold 24.5 per cent stakes, says it remains hopeful of a stockmarket float later this year, despite facing litigation over its pay-TV operation Optus Vision.

6 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Telecom company pays for mistake

The reputation of the nationally-owned telecommunications company, Telstra, has been severely bruised by a row over hidden charges.

19 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Mandarin news

Australian pay-TV operator Optus Vision has signed with the Chinese Television Network (CTN) to air the network's 24-hour Mandarin Zhong Tian news channel.

3 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

NBC spreads wings in Australia

NBC Asia will increase its presence in Australia as the network has signed an agreement with Optus Vision cable service to carry the CNBC channel.

The channel is also carried Down Under on the Galaxy Media cable system.

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Fibre optic cable

Mike Kerr, Alcatel general manager, displays a fibre optic cable. State of the art optic transmission technology made by Alcatel is being used in the 2,800 kilometre JASURAUS undersea cable linking Australia with Asia.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Telstra gets cable TV bids

TELSTRA, Australia's leading domestic and international telecommunications company, has received seven bids from Australian and foreign companies to supply an end-to-end cable television system.

Telstra managing director for network products Gerry Moriarty said the bids had been accepted following the earlier receipt of 21 registrations of interest.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Fibre-optic plant opens in Indonesia

INDONESIA'S first fibre-optic cable manufacturing plant has now been completed.

The official opening of the factory was held in conjunction with Indonesia's first seminar on fibre-optic manufacturing organised by the National Cable Manufacturers' Association and BPP Teknologi, a governmental agency for the assessment and applicationof new technologies.

9 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Phone battle rings up message for HK

IT would have been an interesting exercise if the telecommunications powers that be at the Office of the Telecommunciations Authority (OFTA) had been able to send an observation team to Australia to learn from the confusion caused by the introduction of asecond telecommunications supplier.

20 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Keating launches race for rights to pay-TV

FOR Australia's telecommunications carriers and all those with interests in the introduction of satellite pay television here, Labor's win in Saturday's federal election has immediate and tangible implications.

23 Mar 1993 - 12:00am