Austar and SP Telemedia put a little bit of Soul into rural WiMAX

31 Mar 2006

Australian pay-TV provider Austar has teamed up with IP network operator SP Telemedia, which offers services under the Soul brand name, for the delivery of wireless broadband services to rural areas. Austar is building out a WiMAX broadband wireless network to 750,000 homes in 25 outlying regions by the end of 2007. Under the new alliance, the network will utilise SP Telemedia’s extensive IP-based network for backhaul and switching services, and internet connectivity. Austar says the USD50 million project will deliver ‘true broadband’ services to rural customers currently limited to internet speeds of up to 256kbps.