There's A New 100Mbps 'NBN Killer' In Town

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As the troubled NBN project continues to roll out, other companies are stepping up to fill the need for customers who want faster connections or don't want to wait for the NBN to arrive in their suburb. One of those companies is Uniti Wireless - and it's coming to most major cities in Australia.

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The company has received a $5m grant from South Australia’s Future Jobs Fund that it'll use to drive employment opportunities in the company across engineering, software development, customer support, sales and marketing as the company looks to double its workforce and accelerate national growth.

Uniti Wireless offers wireless broadband services in Melbourne and Adelaide with plans to expand its network into metropolitan Perth, Sydney and Brisbane before the end of the year. The company has been around since 2014 and offers 25Mbps, 50Mbos and 100Mbps plans starting at $29.95 per month although monthly charges increase if you go month-to-month rather than locking into a longer-term contract. They also offer business plans with static IP addresses. Upload speeds run at up to 40Mbps depending on the plan you choose.

Coverage is fairly limited at this stage as they only cover a limited number of addresses. Uniti operates independently to the NBN and the ADSL service providers, calling their solution ‘fibre through the air’. It uses a mix of fixed wireless technology and fibre backhaul to deliver its service.

With the NBN market getting more competitive, as new RSPs like Kogan and well known companies like Vodafone cut prices (although what the Vodafone merger with TPG means still remains to be seen) it's good to see an alternative that will help keep the NBN honest.

While the NBN will operate as a regulated monopoly infrastructure provider, operators like Uniti Wireless will help ensure it faces some competition. That should mean prices don't rise once the NBN becomes independent of the government.


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    nothing but good can come of this! more competition means better prices and better services imho.

      that is what they said about power an el prices

    We’ve been operating an almost identical service at Kooralbyn Community Broadband for over a year. We’ve appeared before the Joint Standing Committee into the NBN to warn/advise the government and have done it all without any taxpayers money.

    Same thing happening here in nearby Kangaroo Valley. The Liberals destroyed the NBN and communities are being forced to step in to clear up their mess. https://www.kvbn.com.au/

    Been waiting for uniti or similar to service my area, but NBN will probably be here first.

    Many areas of Canberra have had 'the signal co' for around 18 months now (upto 25mbps) - love it!

      singalco is not like unitit

      uniti offer 100/40 unlimited !

      singal co offer max 25/10 and 1000 gega and 135 dollars !!!!!!!!!!! singal co should change to same uniti or they will lose their customers

    A company called Nuskope is already operating in Adelaide offering fixed wireless broadband - I'm one of their customers. It works extremely well. I signed up for their 125Gb/40Mb deal - we stream Netflix every day and still haven't run out. Not even going to bother withe NBN if and when it gets here.

    No NBN until mid 2020 for my area (Alexandria). Sydney is dying for one of these companies to open up. Hurry up already >_

    Bring it to Sydney! Our suburb first had the telco's posting us about NBN in March 2017 (when it was supposed to be going live). That go pushed back to July 2018, then Sept 2018 and today i went to check whats happening........... Jan-Mar 2019. Seriously, i will use any company that can offer me more than my ADSL's 8mbps. I am so over the BS NBN and their always changing timelines.

    I'm all for more competition, but how is it a good use of public funds to pay a for-profit organisation to develop a network that overbuilds the one we just paid for in the NBN?!

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