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NBN alternative progresses as Adelaide telco receives $5M Govt grant

NBN alternative progresses as Adelaide telco receives $5M Govt grant

Uniti Wireless plans to create 200 jobs and expand nationally

Adelaide - South Australia's capital

Adelaide - South Australia's capital

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Adelaide-based Uniti Wireless has been awarded a $5 million grant from the South Australia Government as it extends its high-speed broadband alternative to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Co-founded by Sasha Baranikov and Che Metcalfe and established in 2014, Uniti uses a mix of fibre and fixed wireless broadband technology to deliver high-performance internet connections.

Currently employing 65 staff, Uniti said it will invest in driving employing opportunities across engineering, software development, customer support, sales and marketing.

"We are pleased the government is backing us financially and can see the importance of providing an alternative to the NBN to solve a key problem that is holding back Australia’s productivity and growth: universal access to reliable and super-fast broadband,” Uniti chief administrative officer Ali Foster said.

“We have more than 65 people currently working for us and are committed to building a strong local workforce. Our aim is to create more than 200 new jobs and pump millions into the state economy over the next few years."

Uniti Wireless has operations in Adelaide and Melbourne but the company plans to expand its network into metropolitan Perth, Sydney and Brisbane before the end of the year.

According to the telecommunications services provider its broadband speed reaches up to 100Mbps on homes and businesses.

Uniti also prides itself from offering an Australia-based call centre.


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