Telstra's wireless office
Following a 10-month trial at its Melbourne Rialto Tower offices, Telstra has launched a "wireless office solution" that integrates GSM mobile phone handsets with private fixed-line telephone networks. Phone calls made through the wireless office are channelled through GSM Wavex equipment (supplied by interWave Communications) and carried by intra-building GSM radio coverage. The technology is connected to the office's PABX. Telstra said this link is important as it ensures mobile calls made by staff from within an office are charged at fixed phone rates.
Leading Solutions gets AVVID-certified
HP specialist reseller Leading Solutions is also making its mark in the networking world, becoming one of the first of Cisco's Premier Certified Partners to complete its certification for specialisation in Cisco's AVVID technologies. Leading Solutions managing director Frank Colli believes IP telephony will become a mainstream product within a few years, and is delighted to be one of a select group of IT solution providers in Queensland that can specialise in such a field. After a recent IP telephony breakfast seminar, Leading Solutions Queensland sales manager Don Gear said the reseller came out with several genuine leads. "The market is ready for IP telephony and so are we," he said.
Free Net access
Internet service provider Internode has announced a new pricing structure which sees the whole of South Australia offered unlimited Internet access for under $25 a month. The ISP claims to be the first to offer unlimited dial-up access across the entire state. Managing director Simon Hackett claims the new pricing will prove the most competitive in the state. It includes six plans, including an "unlimited hours standard" plan at $24.95 per month with 500MB of downloads free, and a "casual unlimited downloads" plan for download junkies, which is charged at $1 a minute.