Woosh blow

3 Jul 2006

A company which aims to launch a wireless broadband network has been dealt a blow by the government, which is considering revoking its spectrum. Local newspaper The Dominion Post reports that Woosh Wireless had hoped to launch a WiMAX network to provide high speed wireless internet services. However, the government may now demand that the firm return its spectrum as it has taken so long to launch a service. Woosh was awarded frequencies in the 2.3GHz band in 1990 but has only recently formulated plans to use its own spectrum together with frequencies leased from other licensees, including Telecom New Zealand, in order to roll out a commercial service. The telco currently holds the rights to the spectrum until 2010.

New Zealand, Woosh Wireless