Unwired reseller, Star-Tech, has won a contract to implement a WiMAX solution at Wesley College at the University of Sydney.
The solution will extend an existing arrangement to provide the College’s 220 students access to a 3.5GHz private spectrum Internet connection. It is the first engagement with Sydney University for Star-Tech, who is now in discussions with two of the university’s other colleges, division general manager, Jean Morel, said.
“The education vertical accounts for over 50 per cent of our cash flow, so it’s a very significant business for us,” he said.
Star-Tech has implemented solutions in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and regional Queensland and Victoria.
It is also the first partnership for education with Unwired for WiMAX, Morel added.
“We have a good relationship with Unwired and see it as a good organisation,” he said. “As our relationship has evolved it became clear it would be good for us to work with Unwired on this.
“We don’t want to put all our eggs in one basket, but we have a lot of confidence in Unwired going forward.”
WiMAX received a potential lifeline following the NBN, with Intel claiming the Government initiative opened up opportunities for the technology.
Star-Tech also works with Freshtel with a number of education contracts.