NZ Wireless has WiMAX funding

18 Dec 2006

A New Zealand wireless internet operator says it has funding in place to allow it to construct a nationwide WiMAX network. NZ Wireless plans to enter next year’s auction of 2.3GHz spectrum in which the government will offer rights to eight 10MHz blocks of spectrum. Local web portal reports that other bidders are likely to include CallPlus, which is thought to have secured USD450 million funding, and Woosh Wireless, which already holds rights to WiMAX spectrum until 2010. Auctions for spectrum in the 2.5GHz band are expected to follow, once the government frees up sufficient frequencies.

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