Internode has won an Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) industry award for its Australia-first WiMax broadband project in the Yorke Peninsula region of South Australia. The ISP also scored the gong for the Best Regional Communications Solution. The annual awards ceremony was held in Sydney last month. Internode began the construction of its high-speed wireless network in 2005 by establishing towers along the Yorke Peninsula.
Internode managing director, Simon Hackett, said this first WiMax deployment demonstrated the technology can succeed in the real world as long as licensed spectrum was used.