- 8 February 2005 15:23
BigAir and Access Providers announce network sharing agreement across Sydney and Melbourne
BigAir Australia Pty Ltd (BigAir) and Access Providers Ltd. (APV) today announced a network sharing agreement enabling the companies to expand their network coverage across the cities of Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
The agreement means that BigAir’s wireless broadband service will be available for the first time in Melbourne and equally, Access Providers wireless broadband service will be available to customers in Sydney.
Using similar technologies, BigAir and Access Providers will interconnect their networks to provide a seamless link between Sydney and Melbourne to deliver high-speed wireless broadband services.
“There are many strong synergies between BigAir and Access Providers,” said Jason Ashton, joint managing director, BigAir. “Working together means that we can now utilise each others networks to provide services such as broadband Internet and VPN (virtual private networks) for our customers with offices in both Sydney and Melbourne.”
“We are pleased to form this relationship with BigAir,” said Keith Ondarchie, Chief Executive Officer, Access Providers. “We can now expand the coverage of our business-grade wireless data services to include Sydney, this is something our channel partners and business customers were very interested in.”
Both BigAir and Access Providers own and operate their own independent wireless broadband networks to deliver a unique broadband service with complete control over speeds, service levels and price. The partners have also agreed to explore the potential for joint network deployment and sharing in other cities across Australia.
About BigAir Australia Pty Ltd BigAir is a licensed telecommunications carrier that has rolled out its broadband services across Sydney using state of the art wireless equipment. BigAir is delivering "fibre-like" broadband Internet services at speeds of up to 100Mbps to both businesses and high-rise apartment buildings. The wireless services offer business-grade reliability and performance but without the large set-up costs associated with landline services and can be installed in as little as a few hours. For more information, please visit www.bigair.com.au
About Access Providers Ltd Access Providers Ltd is a wireless broadband carrier that provides data and voice services to businesses that require quality and high-speed communications. High quality, high-speed and highly reliable broadband services have become a key component of our customers businesses. Access Providers advanced network is currently deployed in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide and via a strategic partnership in Sydney. For more detailed information, visit www.accessproviders.com.au