In­ter­net provider wire­less Na­tion signs deal with ASB

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Wire­less Na­tion has signed a con­tract with ASB to pro­vide the Bank’s ru­ral cus­tomers and staff with ad­di­tional free data on its Ru­ral Broad­band so­lu­tions, dis­counts on Voice over IP ( VoIP) phone lines, and Zero-rated Data on its Satel­lite Broad­band net­work.

The New Zealand-owned in­ter­net provider says ru­ral busi­nesses and res­i­dents stand to ben­e­fit sig­nif­i­cantly from part­ner­ships like this, which be­gan 01 May, with Wire­less Na­tion’s tech­ni­cal direc­tor Tom Linn stat­ing he is pleased to part­ner with a bank as determined to pro­vide value for its ru­ral cus­tomers as he is.

“We un­der­stand that satel­lite data is pre­cious. We also un­der­stand that ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties’ ac­cess to in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity has the po­ten­tial to trans­form their busi­nesses, so we are pleased to of­fer this spe­cial ar­range­ment to ASB’s ru­ral cus­tomers,” says Linn.

Qual­i­fy­ing cus­tomers will re­ceive ad­di­tional free data on their Satel­lite Broad­band and RBI (Ru­ral Broad­band Ini­tia­tive) Fixed Wire­less con­nec­tions. Zero-rated data is also ap­plied to all Satel­lite Broad­band con­nec­tions when us­ing VoIP phone lines and ac­cess­ing ASB’s web­site and ap­pli­ca­tions.

The ar­range­ment en­ables qual­i­fy­ing cus­tomers to em­brace Wire­less Na­tion’s phone, ru­ral cloud and agri busi­ness so­lu­tions with­out in­cur­ring any data us­age or over­age costs.

Wire­less Na­tion op­er­ates New Zealand’s lead­ing Satel­lite net­work, which has speeds of up to 10Mbps. It uses smart data ac­cel­er­a­tion and caching tech­nol­ogy pro­vid­ing users with a smooth and fast brows­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The net­work uses pow­er­ful Op­tus Satel­lite, which has “hot” sig­nal strength over New Zealand, is not prone to rain fade and is avail­able “pretty much” ev­ery­where in the coun­try.

Linn adds that VoIP is fast be­com­ing the phone of choice for ru­ral busi­nesses.

“VoIP works like a regular phone ex­cept it is de­liv­ered over the in­ter­net. It is cheaper, avail­able any­where you have in­ter­net, and isn’t af­fected by in­ter­fer­ence from elec­tric fences. You can keep your ex­ist­ing phone num­ber and lo­cal and na­tional calls are free.”

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