Optus last month became the first mobile operator in Australia to offer femtocells as a full commercial product. Optus promoting them as solution for Optus mobile customers with poor coverage in their homes.
Optus has launched what it says is Australia's first mobile operator application developer portal, Optus Partner Connect, designed to give developers the opportunity to showcase and sell their applications direct to the Optus mobile customer base.
Australia's mainland capital cities and regional centres will be getting Optus 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile services from mid-2012, with Optus announcing that rollout will commence from next month. Telstra switched on its LTE network in May this year and has promised the service will be available before the end of 2011.