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# 17900 17-Dec-2007 12:21
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Got this on a press release today:

Tauranga internet service provider EOL has launched a unique MESH wireless communication network – the first of its type in New Zealand.

The multi-million dollar Strata network is based on the most advanced products from 10 of the world’s leading wireless broadband, and internet security suppliers. These have been melded together to produce a ‘super-MESH.’

Local wireless pioneer EOL says that Strata will initially cover an area of 150 square kilometres, but within one year, it will provide one seamless regional network – covering an area of 700 sq kms.

Managing Director Terry Coles says Strata offers both urban and rural users the best in secure fixed and roaming “triple play” communications - years ahead of the competition. Away from their home or office, customers can connect to the network using any modern laptop, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone such as the Apple iPhone.

Strata Carrier Wireless and Wi-Fi services are being made available to both urban and rural customers in a staged rollout that is well underway, he says. The first area runs from Cameron Road in the Tauranga central business district, to Barkes corner. Papamoa, Mount Maunganui, Bethlehem and Katikati will be next on line early 2008.

‘Existing EOL residential customers won’t need to buy new equipment, as their current radio units are compatible with Strata,’ says Terry Coles. ‘However all EOL’s business customers will be contacted about what upgrades they’ll require prior to the rollout in their area.’

EOL will be releasing in coming weeks, details of special offers that will give people the chance to try out Strata for free.

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Free trial of WiMax... I'll really want that (if it gets even near me)

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