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Optus buys Australian 3G spectrum from Qualcomm

Australian mobile network operator Optus will double its radio spectrum in urban areas if plans to buy spectrum from Qualcomm’s local subsidiary are approved, notes Cellular News.

SingTel mulling IPO for 25% stake in Optus?

SingTel is considering floating a 25 percent stake in its Australian unit, Optus, via an IPO that could raise as much as AUD4 billion (US$3.7 billion), according to a Telegeography report that cites Dow Jones Newswires.

SpinVox wins at Optus

Australian operator Optus has launched SpinVox’s Voice to Text service, allowing Optus’ mobile customers to convert spoken voicemail messages into text and receive them as a text message on their mobile phone.

SingTel eyes expansion into emerging markets to offset slowing growth

Singapore-based SingTel has hinted at further acquisitions in fast-growing markets such as Africa after reporting a cautious outlook at its wholly-owned subsidiaries in Singapore (SingTel) and Australia (Optus).

Competition hots up in Australia as networks migrate to HSPA

WCDMA and HSPA connections to overtake GSM during 1H 2009

Vodafone and 3 create powerful number-three player in Australia

New VHA joint-venture poised to take on Telstra in advanced network market

Vodafone unveils Australian HSPA plans

Vodafone Australia has said it plans to cover 95 percent of the country’s population with HSPA technology by the end of 2008.

Optus hastens HSPA plans

Australian mobile operator Optus has brought forward the planned completion date of its HSPA network by twelve months, with the deployment intended to reach 96 percent of the country’s population by the end of next year.

Apple sells 2.315 million iPhones in fiscal Q1

Apple announced today it sold 2.3 million iPhones in its fiscal first-quarter, a figure the company believes keeps it on track to hit its target of 10 million sales by the end of the fiscal year.

Mobile broadband hots up in Australia

The mobile broadband market in Australia has been strengthened with news that Vodafone Australia has selected Ericsson to deploy its HSPA network.