Topic / OPEL

If Turnbull became PM, OPEL would be resurrected

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If the Coalition, currently lead by Malcolm Turnbull, were back being the Government, the $950 million rural broadband network tender that were shelved by the Rudd Government would come back, according to Shadow Communications Minister Nick Minchin in an interview with ZDNet.com.au. The tender, won by the OPEL consortium, owned by Optus and Elders’ telecommunications arm, would have seen an additional network for rural areas. OPEL has since closed after […]

Government scraps OPEL contract

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The Australian Government has terminated the $1 billion contract with the Optus-led OPEL joint venture for the creation of a broadband network for regional Australia. SingTel, the parent company of Optus, said that the Government terminated the agreement because they believed that they conditions had not been satisfied. However, Optus and Elders Communications have maintained that they have met all conditions. A spokesperson for the federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy […]