NetComm secures first North American telco customer

NetComm secures first North American telco customer

The vendor's wireless 3G router has been picked up by a Canada-based company, Telus

ASX-listed (ASX: NTC) communications vendor, NetComm, has secured its first North American telco customer.

Telus is a Canada-based carrier and has put in a $1 million order for a fully integrated 3G router.

The device will facilitate wireless sharing of a single mobile broadband connection through the telco’s 3G+ network at speeds of up to 1.2Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload.

NetComm and Telus have been working together for the past nine months.

The product, dubbed the Telus Smart Hub, was introduced May 6.

NetComm managing director, David Stewart, said the company’s work with Telstra for its NextG network attracted global attention.

“We have exhibited in the North American market for the past two years at CTIA [international wireless tradeshow] and at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,” he said. “As a result we have been meeting many communication carriers and showing off the 3G products we have developed for Telstra in Australia.”

This is a direct relationship between NetComm and Telus but the product will go through the telco’s channel partners, according to Stewart.

The order is small by NetComm standards but Stewart expects the amount to increase in the coming months.

“We anticipate significant ongoing business but I can’t theorise on it,” he said.

NetComm also has an office in the Middle East to service the region along with Africa.

A European base will be launched soon.

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