Bor­der In­ter­net comes of age

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his year marks the 21st an­niver­sary of Bor­der In­ter­net. Start­ing from humble be­gin­nings out of King Wil­liam’s Town, the busi­ness has

Tgrown into the largest Wire­less In­ter­net Ser­vice Provider (WISP) in the Bor­der Kei re­gion.

Bor­der In­ter­net of­fers a va­ri­ety of ser­vices to home-users and busi­nesses across the re­gion and the com­pany’s pri­mary fo­cus is on pro­vid­ing high-speed in­ter­net con­nec­tions de­liv­ered via fi­bre, wire­less and LTE-A. The huge in­crease in de­mand for fast, re­li­able con­nec­tiv­ity is be­ing driven by the emer­gence of Net­flix and Cloud ser­vices. Tra­di­tional cop­per-based ADSL can no longer de­liver the con­sis­tent speeds needed for these de­mand­ing ap­pli­ca­tions and a next gen­er­a­tion net­work needed to be built.

Dean Wol­marans and Luke Phillips recog­nised this and sold Bor­der In­ter­net into the HeroTel group of com­pa­nies last year. Bor­der In­ter­net forms part of the East­ern re­gion of HeroTel, in­clud­ing iGen, Cloud Con­nect and LCOM. “Our clients have ben­e­fited from a sub­stan­tial in­jec­tion of cap­i­tal, skills and in­for­ma­tion sys­tems with these changes.” There have also been a num­ber of staff ap­point­ments across tech­ni­cal, sales, sup­port, op­er­a­tions and man­age­ment to of­fer our cus­tomers a su­pe­rior ser­vice.

To cap off their an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, dur­ing the week of July 16, Bor­der In­ter­net will be launch­ing their new head of­fice at 49 Bonza Bay Road, Bea­con Bay.

“It re­mains our mis­sion to sup­ply a re­li­able ser­vice at a com­pet­i­tive price while main­tain­ing a per­sonal ser­vice to our cus­tomers, ” GM Bor­der In­ter­net’s Anne Bhag­wan said.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

ON THE MOVE: The Bor­der In­ter­net team is work­ing hard to pro­vide East Lon­don with ac­cess to fast, re­li­able in­ter­net

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