OzEmail iBursts on to wireless broadband

OzEmail launched two wireless iBurst broadband plans this week to deliver high speed internet to those on the move.

Personal Broadband Australia's iBurst employs smart antenna technology to deliver IP-based internet services across a 1.9GHz spectrum band.

OzEmail will offer two versions of iBurst broadband, "Portable" and "Mobile", to customers in its network which so far, only includes Sydney and the Gold Coast.

"However this will extend to Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra before Christmas," said OzEmail Sales director Phil Dobie.

Portable broadband is aimed at the home user that can not get ADSL or cable. It uses a mains-powered modem, made by Kyocera, which can be unplugged and carried with the user to another location.

The portable service comes in three plans: Metro Saver offers 256kbps for $49.95 a month; Metro Explorer offers 512Kbps for $64.95 a month, and Metro Flyer offers 1Mbps for $99 per month.

Mobile broadband is aimed at the business user on the road, and uses a PC Card that plugs into a laptop. It uses cell-handover technology to maintain the signal within the coverage area.

It comes as an Express plan (1Mbps, 1GB limit for $99 a month) or a Mobile Flyer plan (1Mbps unlimited for $199 a month).

"Where traditional 3G networks offer a maximum of 384Kbps for roaming users, OzEmail's mobile broadband offers speeds up to 1Mbps -- with even higher capacity in the pipeline," Dobie said.

As with other OzEmail offerings, both plans are offered on a no-contract flat rate basis.

Dobie said wireless broadband was the key to OzEmail's strategy for growing this market space.

"25 to 30 per cent of people calling us are unable to receive ADSL services, and most of those are in other metropolitan areas," he said.

"Wireless broadband means we can now offer these people a reliable broadband service."

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