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

1. Synopsis
2. Company information
2.1 Overview
3. Company Analysis
4. Financial statistics
5. Operating statistics
6. Infrastructure overview
7. Optus deal with NBN Co
8. Products and services
8.1 Divisions overview
8.2 Consumer and multimedia
8.3 Business and wholesale
8.3.1 Satellite
8.4 NBN
8.5 Internet and broadband services
8.5.1 Overview
8.5.2 Internet operational statistics
8.6 Optus Evolve
8.7 WiFi
8.8 M2M and IoT
9. Mobile Network
9.1 VoLTE
9.2 5G Developments
10. Major subsidiaries
10.1 Alphawest
10.2 Uecomm
10.3 Virgin Mobile
10.4 Ensyst
11. Company history
12. Related reports
Table 1 Optus mobile subscriber Monthly ARPU 2009 - 2018
Table 2 Historic - Optus mobile subscribers, annual change 1998 - 2004
Table 3 Overview of Optus overall operating revenue summary 2000 - 2018
Table 4 Optus revenue 2012 - 2018
Table 5 Optus Group Financial Results - Division 2014 - 2018
Table 6 Optus - mobile subscribers and annual change 2005 - 2018
Table 7 Optus mobile pre/postpaid and mobile broadband customers (thousands) 2008 - 2018
Table 8 Optus Key Operating Statistics - 2015 - 2018
Table 9 Historic - Optus consumer and business fixed telephony statistics 2009 - 2017
Table 10 Historic Total internet subscribers (broadband and dialup) 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2008
Chart 1 Overall Optus overall operating revenue and annual change 2000 - 2018
Chart 2 Optus - mobile subscribers and annual change 2005 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Optus at a glance
Exhibit 2 The SingTel Optus network

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