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Last updated: 26 Jun 2018 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 25

Analyst: Phil Harpur


Optus provides a range of communications services that include mobile, national and long-distance services, local and international telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services, subscription TV and digital media services.

The market position of Optus has not changed all that much over the years. It has been the number two telco in the Australian market since its inception some twenty years ago, with an overall market share hovering around the 20%-25%. Also unchanged is the fact that the majority of its market share is based on its mobile service.

In September 2017 Optus achieved a world’s first achievement in pairing pre-5G technologies Massive MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) with 3CC Carrier Aggregation technologies, 3CC Massive MIMO.

In April 2018 Optus announced that nbn TM Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology will now be available to its Residential Broadband over NBN (RBBoNBN) customers.

In May 2018 Optus announced it would phase out use of the Virgin Mobile brand.

This report provides an overview of the main divisions and services within Optus and provides operational and financial statistics for Optus over the financial years to 2017 as well as company analysis.

Key Developments

  • Optus achieved a world’s first achievement in pairing pre-5G technologies Massive MIMO with 3CC Carrier Aggregation technologies.
  • nbn TM Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology becomes available to its Residential Broadband customers.
  • Optus to phase out use of the Virgin Mobile brand.
  • Companies mentioned:

Optus, Alphawest, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone

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