Woosh secures rights to additional wireless spectrum

15 May 2006

Woosh Wireless, a provider of wireless broadband services in New Zealand, has signed an agreement in principle with the country’s incumbent fixed line operator Telecom New Zealand for usage rights to additional spectrum in the 2.3GHz band. Commenting on the deal, Nick Clarke, Woosh’s Commercial Manager, said: ‘This is very valuable spectrum as it has become a standard around the world for broadband wireless services. This boosts Woosh’s vision to deliver a new generation of wireless broadband services for customers – with mobile phones, broadband and digital TV services.’ Woosh claims it now has enough 2GHz and 2.3GHz spectrum to deploy a gamut of broadband wireless technologies, including WiMAX. Under the deal, Telecom will be able to continue using the spectrum in remote, rural areas.

New Zealand, Spark, Woosh Wireless