Wireless provider adds local disties

Wireless provider adds local disties

Demand for niche wireless broadband services on the rise

Israeli wireless vendor, Alvarion, has added two new distributors to its books in a bid to meet rising demand for non-standard broadband installation opportunities.

Sydney-based distributor and integrator, Enersus, is one of the new recruits. Managing director, Ben Patullo, said it had received a growing number of jobs involving wireless installs.

"We're currently putting together a network for the New Zealand Police that links a number of different stations to cameras mounted wirelessly around the city," he said. "Alvarion has developed a leading edge product and that's why we wanted to get on-board and work with its products."

Alvarion's wireless broadband systems are designed for installations of broadband services where existing copper infrastructure is deemed either impractical or impossible to use, and other options, such as a fibre or a satellite network, are too costly. The vendor had been looking for additional Australian distribution partners since June to boost regional coverage.

Alongside Enersus, Alvarion has signed telco distributor, Paclink, to join existing distribution and installation partners, Satteline Communications and Proactive Communication Solutions.

Analyst firm, Maravedis, estimates that 56 per cent of WiMAX deployments worldwide are currently built on Alvarion technology.

Patullo said that with the Federal Government's allocation of $700 million towards wireless development, many local governments, councils and other agencies in rural Australia were investigating wireless broadband infrastructures.

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