Optus has a shockingly poor reputation for the performance of its 3G network, so it's no surprise Australia's #2 telco is looking for ways to improve. Suzanne Tindal at ZDNet reports that Optus is using "web accelerator technology" (essentially sophisticated proxy systems) to improve performance, especially on iPhones. Mind you, that still won't deal with other issues like sneaky calling card policies and declining broadband value.
Optus Using Web Accelerator To Boost Mobile Performance
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