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NATCOM launches WiMax trial for Auckland Business

NATCOM launches WiMax trial for Auckland Business

NATCOM is to trial its WiMax Airthernet™ service in Auckland from January and is seeking trial customers to check the viability and quality of the service.

The trial is open to small and medium sized business customers who want Internet cost savings and have a standard and speed of service at a quantum leap from their existing wired or wireless service. Interested companies can register their interest on www.airthernet.com . Airthernet™ is a new service of NATCOM and is the name of its high quality and high demand wireless broadband services.

Any company that is picked to be a trial customer will obtain free installation of required WiMax equipment and be provided with the Internet bandwidth at a low nominal charge on a flat rate regardless of how much is used. It is hoped that an outcome of this trial is to demonstrate cost savings and increased efficiency by using this service for the businesses picked.

“Good quality broadband is important for business efficiency and cost savings,” said Frayne Cooke, CEO of NATCOM, “now that WiMax appears viable, it makes sense to look at our own flavour of services that give customers a better level of service for always on Internet.”

“The speed expectation that we will offer customers will be between 2 Mbps to 10Mbps depending on which trial plan chosen,” adds Mr Cooke, “that means that voice, video and web browsing services will easily rattle around in that large ‘pipe’ of Internet services to the customers front door!”

WiMax has been touted as the wireless broadband standard that enables very high speed internet services to be used by customers. Many trials have been commenced globally and the Airthernet™ service from NATCOM is aimed at business users who require a first class broadband service.

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About NATCOM

National Communications Corporation Limited (NATCOM) is a privately held New Zealand company based in Auckland. It specialises in the deployment and ownership of quality broadband networks for customers such as local communities, lifestyle block owners, commercial business customers, property developers and accommodation owners such as hotels and motels. NATCOM is a one of the three foundation service providers of IPStar Satellite Broadband service. One of the NATCOM solutions that have become popular is the FIVO™ Internet Hotzone and is a fully managed gateway that is offered to venues which find it useful to offer managed Internet access to guests and visitors. Airthernet™ is the name of the Wireless Broadband service which incorporates various technologies to deliver high quality broadband to a customer or building.

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