Services provider, Exetel, will be the first partner to roll out Optus Wholesale home wireless broadband solution.
The solution, which has been just launched, will be available for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners and it is an addition to Optus Wholesale’s existing fixed broadband offering.
“We’re excited about the market opportunity of the Exetel Home Wireless Broadband product,” Exetel CEO, Richard Purdy, said. “Our customers are always looking for choice in internet connectivity, and this product will complement our existing product offers in market.”
The home wireless broadband provides partners with a viable fixed broadband alternative for fast and effective home internet access via Optus’ 4G network, according to the telco.
According to Optus, the product is capable of offering network speeds comparable to that of a fixed broadband line.
“We work closely with our partners to deliver a service that will improve customer experience, and we’ve developed this following market demand for a more flexible solution,” Optus Wholesale vice president, sales and marketing, John Castro, said.
“Home Wireless Broadband is an alternative to fixed broadband, so our wholesale partners are now able to offer a solution for people living in areas where NBN has not yet been rolled out or for people that like a plug and play option for their home internet service.
“The flexibility of no lock-in contracts means this product also has strong appeal to students and people renting, further diversifying our wholesale partners’ customer base,” Castro said.
Home Wireless Broadband is available in selected areas covered by the Optus 4G network.
In metropolitan areas where there is 2300 MHz coverage at the nominated address, wholesale customers can expect download and upload speeds of up to 12/1Mbps. If 2300 MHz coverage is not available at the nominated address, download and upload speeds of up to 5/1 Mbps are available.
Once the maximum data allowance included in the plan is reached, speed is slowed to 256kbps until the start of the new billing cycle.
In August, Optus Wholesale partnered with BTB Australia to deliver national broadband network (NBN) services, which BTB will on-sell to energy retailer, WINconnect. This allows WINconnect to provide nbn services to its retail customers.
Recently, Optus Wholesale has launched a new BroadSoft-powered, cloud-based unified communications (UC) offering for local service providers.
The new offering, dubbed Optus Cloud-UCX, provides unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) across multiple devices simultaneously.
The solution also gives wholesale partners the option to create and white-label their own UC products and brand all platforms to market as their own.