Business Internet services provider, Techex, has become the latest reseller to sign up to the iBurst wholesale network, announcing that it will now be offering the wireless broadband service through its channel partners.
Techex managing director, Chris Collinge, said Techex had considered taking on several other WiFi solutions before deciding on iBurst. "We are already seeing sales of the iBurst service - in tens at a time - from major corporates and white collar consultancy organisations," he said.
Personal Broadband Australia’s iBurst mobile broadband service was officially launched in Sydney in March, but has been operational since December last year.
The IP-based wireless network, which now extends across 200 square kilometres in Sydney, allows users to access the Internet at speeds of up to 1Mbps.
Techex is now reselling the iBurst system through its Sydney channel network, with plans to extend the offering through all 105 Techex VAR and system integrator partners as the iBurst service extends across Australia. Techex resellers now offering iBurst include Outside Edge and Jacked In.
Prices for the service start from $155 per month on a six-month contract, including 1GB of data, or $283 a month with unlimited data downloads. Users will also need to pay a set-up fee of $50, as well as purchase a iBurst laptop network card ($500) and desktop modem ($500).
Alternatively, customers can elect to sign up to a Techex rental plan for $199 a month. This includes the iBurst network card, set-up and 1GB of data.
Techex is one of six providers now reselling the iBurst broadband service. Other providers include OzEmail, Mobile Broadband, Veritel, SecureTel and United IP.
A spokesperson for PBBA said there were several other "big name" reseller parties interested in signing up to the iBurst network, but none had been officially confirmed.