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Australian Optus Mobile launches wi-fi hot spots to support Intel's strategy
Posted on 14-Mar-2003 17:10 | Tags 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.






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