AOL and AAPT finally stitch up deal
- — 30 March, 2000 16:28
Under the deal, the joint venture will launch a new internet portal to deliver wireless content services and through exclusive rights will offer AOL and CompuServe services on both PC and mobile wireless platforms throughout Australia.
It is expected that AAPT's sales, marketing and distribution channels and network infrastructure will expand AOL's reach across Australia as well as contribute significant cost savings to AOL Australia.
The new organisation has, however, already seen its first casualty: AOL Australia's managing director, Carol Veriga, has stepped and will be replaced by Dr Brett Wayn while the joint venture finds a CEO.
According to officials, Veriga will remain with AOL Australia in the short term as a consultant while Wayn, currently director of AOL Australia content and programming, will move to the position of general manager to oversee the organisation's day-to-day operations.