The third annual Gold Coast Broadband Expo went off with a bang last week at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Broadbeach.
The two-day expo, organised by the Gold Coast City Council, featured presentations on the ongoing development of broadband across the Queensland region.
Forty-eight exhibitors involved in increasing broadband penetration in the shire showcased their wares.
Speakers at the event included representatives of a range of telecoms and IT services providers including Alcatel, Motorola, PhoneVision, Optus, and wireless broadband provider, Personal Broadband (PBBA).
Members of the Council were also present.
As part of the expo, PBBA also launched its iBurst broadband network on the Gold Coast.
The mobile broadband service, which provides users with IP-based Internet connectivity at speeds of up to 1Mbps, was first launched in Sydney in March.
According to PBBA, a wider Brisbane launch will be held in the coming months. Services will also start in Canberra and Melbourne later this year.