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BigAir Group Limited Signs New Agreement with Unwired

  • 22 August, 2006 10:00

<p>BigAir Group Limited (ASX:BGL) has signed a new wholesale agreement which broadens its relationship with Unwired Australia (ASX:UNW). The relationship has been expanded to include Melbourne and Unwired’s new laptop wireless card in addition to its existing desktop modem.</p>
<p>Unwired’s Chief Executive Officer David Spence said, “BigAir, through its mobile wireless subsidiary Veritel, first became an Unwired partner nearly two years ago. Since that time, it has built a rapidly growing and loyal customer base, and it has cemented its position as a key Unwired channels partner.”</p>
<p>BigAir Group Limited Chief Executive Officer Jason Ashton said, “We are strong believers in the Unwired wireless broadband technology and this agreement reaffirms our commitment to a technology we believe to be one of the most advanced and cost-efficient wireless technologies available in the world.”</p>
<p>“Opening up the Melbourne market for BigAir to sell Unwired PC cards and desktops is also expected to improve subscriber growth for BigAir,” he said.</p>
<p>Users of wireless broadband are attracted to Unwired’s technology because of its reliable performance and wide coverage. The addition of the Unwired PC Card product is expected to open up a new market for sales among mobile professionals.</p>
<p>“This new agreement underscores our intent to work together in enabling more businesses to realise the benefits of Unwired’s unique capabilities,” Jason Ashton added.</p>
<p>About BigAir Group Limited
ASX Listed BigAir Group (BGL) is a wireless broadband service provider offering high-speed data telecommunications services to customers over 3 state of the art wireless networks in Australia. BigAir owns and operates its own fixed wireless network covering the Sydney metro area, and is the largest provider of customer services on the iBurst mobile wireless network with coverage in all Australian eastern capital cities. BigAir also provides services on the Unwired network that has coverage in Sydney and Melbourne. BigAir is able to offer a wide range of wireless communication solutions including its high-speed symmetric fixed wireless broadband which offers speeds up to 100Mbps. BigAir also offers a range of the fastest mobile and portable broadband services offering speeds up to 1Mbps. For further information, please visit www.bigair.com.au.</p>
<p>About Unwired Limited
Unwired is an Australian-owned ASX listed (ASX:UNW) wireless broadband carrier. It services residential, small office/home office and small to medium enterprise markets in greater Sydney. The company had more than 53,000 customers at end June 2006 and launched its Melbourne network in the same month. For more information visit: www.unwired.com.au</p>

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