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Australia's Optus Cutting Nearly 300 Jobs in Landline Division

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Australia's Optus is making nearly 300 staff redundant as it revamps its landline network. Central to the change is a focus on landline services, the end of third party door to door sales, and efficiencies gained through alignment of IT systems and Network functions.

Optus has also appointed Martin Mercer as Managing Director, Strategy & Fixed to lead its fixed line business.

Martin Mercer said, "This new structure underpins Optus' commitment to growing its fixed line business. The opportunities presented by the NBN provide Optus with real potential for growth. "Fixed is at the heart of our business. Optus was established on the back of providing choice in fixed line telephony. We've been advocates for structural change in telecommunications for over a decade, and now it's happening we want to show Australians that we are committed to helping take advantage of the opportunities becoming available to them."

As a result of the organisational changes announced today, 290 roles have been made redundant with the majority coming from Marketing, IT, Networks and Sales.

Today's announcement follows Optus' retail changes which were announced last year.

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