Optus has consolidated and expanded its services to government with the securing of a $6 million deal to provide the Australian Government’s Department of Health with telecommunications products and services, including Wide Area Network, mobile and voice services to the department’s 5000 users.
The competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says Australia’s market for broadband and voice services is operating competitively despite the levels of market concentration.
The impending introduction of a new Universal Service Obligation, aimed at improving regional telecoms delivery in Australia, has been welcomed by telco Optus and the peak body representing consumer interests in telecommunications, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
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