Tuesday, October 03, 2006

MWEB teams up with iBurst

MWEB has announced that it has teamed up with iBurst and will now offer iBurst wireless broadband solutions to business and home customers. This is the second wireless broadband product offering from MWEB, following the announcement of MWEB’s Vodacom 3G/ HSDPA offering in July. The partnership with iBurst will enable MWEB to offer users a wider range of broadband options, namely fixed line (ADSL), and wireless (3G/ HSDPA and iBurst).

Rudi Jansen, CEO of MWEB ISP, says small and medium sized businesses, as well as home users are often baffled by the number of broadband options available to them. “As the Internet experts and having the variety of broadband options available, MWEB can give customers completely objective advice on the best solution for their needs as we won’t be pushing one kind of broadband at the expense of another. All the broadband options have different benefits and are suited to different applications and usage patterns, so we will assess these before advising a customer on the best solution.”

Thami Mtshali, CEO of iBurst, commented, “We’re confident that our partnership with MWEB will see the benefits of high speed wireless broadband rolled out to even more business and home users. According to a recent poll, iBurst remains the most affordable wireless broadband with the best after sales service.”

Jansen added that more and more users need Internet access on the move, while small businesses often can’t afford to wait for ADSL to be installed. “Wireless broadband such as iBurst is ideal for users who don’t want or need a Telkom line but who need high-speed Internet access. iBurst currently covers South Africa’s major metropolitan areas and the capitals of all nine provinces plus dozens of smaller towns and cities across the country. Access is via either a desk-top or laptop modem and because there is no waiting for a line to be installed, users can be up and running within 72 hours of ordering the service.”

MWEB’s launch offer for iBurst, available for two months from 1 October 2006 includes two free months when signing a 12, 24 or 36 month contract on any of the iBurst packages. The packages start at R279 per month for a 36-month contract including a 210 megabyte data cap and a laptop modem.

MWEB customers will also receive the following unique benefits:
  • 1 Gig MWEB 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
  • Exclusive MWEB content, tools and services

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