Monday, July 17, 2006

MWEB Business enters wireless broadband market

In line with the growth of the local high speed Internet access market, MWEB Business today announced that it will be offering wireless broadband connectivity to small and medium businesses.

Initially a reseller of Vodacom’s 3G/3G HSDPA offering, MWEB Business plans to expand its range of broadband offerings by the end of 2006.

“Our research has revealed that there is still a great degree of uncertainty about broadband – among both small businesses and consumers. We will take into account a business’s particular broadband needs and propose the most suited solution. No jargon, small print, hassle, complication or hidden costs,” says Gary Hart, General Manager: Marketing and Products, MWEB Business.

Local research house BMI-TechKnowledge recently revealed findings related to the local broadband market, and projected that the current base of broadband subscribers will grow to 870,000 by 2009. Of this figure, 56% of subscribers will use wireless broadband services.

“MWEB Business’s strategy is to demystify and simplify the process of upgrading to either fixed or wireless broadband. Broadband is far more affordable than businesses tend to think, and we believe that it is the simplicity of having a single service provider that will appeal to users,” adds Hart.

3G/3G HSDPA from MWEB Business is provided with the following bundled value-added services:
- 1GB mailbox
- 24 hour technical support
- 300 free Wi-Fi minutes per month (provided that the user is in an MWEB joint-venture hotspot)
- Monitoring and alerts (related to data caps and limits)
- Single point of contact for all technical, hardware, Internet and billing queries

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