Corporate entry AUSSAT Pty Ltd (1979 - 1992)
AUSSAT was created by the Australian Government in 1979 and was one of Australia's national satellite companies and was one of the first national communications satellite systems in the world. It became a publicly-owned company known as AUSSAT Pty Ltd and delivered satellite television, telephone and other services. It is credited with being responsible for greatly improved outback communications. In December 1991 AUSSAT was sold by the Australian Government to Optus Communications.
1979 - 1992 AUSSAT Pty Ltd
Optus Networks Pty Ltd
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_a.html. Details
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