When Channel Seven announced plans to build a wireless network in Perth, we were sceptical of the relevance of a single-city service. Obviously Seven’s shareholders were too, as the company has now outlined plans to operate the Vividwireless service in five other capital cities — albeit on a fairly limited basis.
Ry Crozier at iTNews reports that the network (which is due to go live in Perth in March) will be operational in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra within a year. However, the initial sites will not cover large areas, focusing instead on high-density locations such as universities. And while Seven is promising large download caps (and will be pursuing data users rather than phone customers), it hasn’t revealed any actual pricing. Still, it makes the proposition rather more interesting than it has been in the past.