Connectivity Briefs: AL Tech, iBurst
- 21 July, 2004 12:43
AL Tech makes it Anyware
Anyware Computer Accessories has been appointed an official partner of AL Tech. Under the partnership, Anyware will expand the distribution channels for AL Tech’s product range throughout A/NZ, while Anyware will grow its range through AL Tech’s multimedia, USB memory, wireless LAN, residential and backup gateway products. Korean-based AL Tech is best known for its broadband Internet solutions, including the AnyGate brand of DSL/cable routers for residential, SOHO and SMB markets. Anyware distributes a range of computer accessories to wholesale and retail IT companies throughout A/NZ.
iBurst adds new partners, looks to expand services
Wholesale wireless broadband provider, Personal Broadband Australia (PBA), has announced two new channel partners for its iBurst service. PBA said its new partners, VirTel and Chilli Internet solutions, will use the service to provide wireless applications such as mobile security and VoIP, as well as integrate Wi-Fi devices with the iBurst wireless LAN network. PBA marketing director, John Filmer, said the company aimed to have 15 to 20 wholesale channel partners in total for iBurst, ranging from full service carriers to vertical market and niche providers. iBurst consortium partner and network trial participant, OzEmail, is also on track to begin a wireless broadband service based on the iBurst network from September. The iBurst network is currently based in Sydney, where it claims coverage will hit 500 square kilometres through 25 new base stations by September. It also plans to extend the network into Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Canberra.