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Optus Satellite Recognised for Superior Rural Services
22 Aug 2002

Optus has received the Rural/Regional Telecommunications Award in recognition of satellite services delivered outside major mainland metropolitan areas.

Presented at the CommsWorld Telecoms Awards 2002, Optus Satellite was judged to have superior performance in the areas of sustainability, viability, innovation and reach.

Chris Hancock, Managing Director Optus Wholesale said he was thrilled Optus had received this award.

"This presentation recognises the extensive reach we are able to achieve through satellite services.

"Optus has recently had a number of wins in this space, including securing $8 million in National Communications Funding to improve educational services in the bush," Mr Hancock said. Optus shared this award with AAPT.

Optus Satellite is a leader in satellite communications with more than 20 years experience as a satellite owner and operator providing communications to thousands of people in rural & remote Australia. With Australia's largest fleet of satellites, Optus Satellite provides a comprehensive range of advanced digital satellite services, including Broadcasting, Mobile Satellite, VSAT services as well as Transponder Capacity.

For more information:
Anna Howarth
Optus Corporate Affairs
Phone: 02 9342 8015