Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Australian Optus Mobile launches wi-fi hot spots to support Intel's strategy
Posted on 14-Mar-2003 17:10 | Filed under: News


Australian Optus Mobile launches wi-fi hot spots to support Intel's strategy
Last week we reported in Geekzone how Optus Mobile became the first major carrier in Australia to launch commercial WiFi or wireless broadband access services.

Peter Acheson, Director Business Mobile for Optus Mobile said the MLC Centre's central location and retail setting make it an ideal place for mobile professionals to feel comfortable.

"The MLC Centre is in the heart of Sydney's central business district and is just seconds away from some of the nation's major business houses. The MLC Centre provides an ideal location for the visiting executive to download a few emails or check a presentation between appointments without the need to find a wall to plug their computer into"

"We are delighted to be supporting the launch of Intel's new Centrino mobile technology by showcasing our latest hotspot. It is the combination of hotspots and an increasing range of WiFi capable devices such as Intel's new Centrino mobile technology which will make unwired living even more a reality for the mobile professional," he said.

Optus has committed to rolling-out 500 hotspots nationally in the next 12-18 months focusing on airports, lifestyle cafes, city CBD areas and hotels.

Optus already has a number of locations up and running including selected Delifrance stores and Hudsons Coffees and next month will add 20 Gloria Jean's Coffees stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Optus also has an arrangement with Air Portal to target the hospitality sector with WiFi locations. Air Portal has signed the new Ramada Melbourne Hotel, as well as a pilot with Stamford Hotels and Resorts at the Stamford Grand North Ryde, with other locations close to announcement.

The new Optus WiFi service is called Optus Wireless Connect. WiFi is based on the international 802.11b standard.









Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Gamechangers - Meat Doco - Fascinating
Created by tdgeek, last reply by tdgeek on 18-Nov-2019 11:15 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Created by freitasm, last reply by sbiddle on 19-Nov-2019 07:10 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Useless Boeing engines!
Created by Batman, last reply by noroad on 18-Nov-2019 23:15 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


landline number is still associated with previous owner of phone number
Created by Noig, last reply by Noig on 18-Nov-2019 09:51 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


What is an average amount of data people consume at home?
Created by empacher48, last reply by Lorenceo on 18-Nov-2019 23:46 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Ads, ads and more ads
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by RedactedRetracted on 18-Nov-2019 22:35 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Hot Water Murky, is it a cause for concern?
Created by Nikras, last reply by tripper1000 on 18-Nov-2019 14:40 (14 replies)

Top end OLED Replacement
Created by Quinny, last reply by Dingbatt on 18-Nov-2019 22:04 (13 replies)