WBS iBursts in South Africa

Wireless Business Solutions launches its iBurst mobile broadband service in South Africa

April 8, 2005

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JOHANNESBURG -- Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) officially launched its iBurst mobile broadband service in South Africa, after six months of pre-commercial operation. WBS' iBurst network is now operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban, and Robin Island. WBS will continue to intensify its base station roll-out in metropolitan areas and is currently looking at beginning roll-out to rural areas.

Connections to the iBurst network can be made through a desktop modem or PCMCIA card, providing full subscriber mobility.

WBS began their rollout of the service last October and has since changed the reality of connectivity in the country. Having entered the industry with the intention to "unshackle broadband", the company says it aims to raise the level of awareness about the critical role that the "liberation" of mobile broadband can play in the development of the country.

WBS' Chief Operations Officer (COO) Thami Mtshali says: "With such cutting edge technology, South Africa is getting closer and closer to achieving its goal of being a world class technology hub. We know how radically technology can change lives; however we need to constantly find innovative means and technologies that will enable us to leapfrog to international standards of performance."

Mtshali says the demand for broadband and affordable high-speed Internet access is increasing and "we want to ensure that we are able to meet the market's expectations." He continues: "People are also glad to find a new service that can provide mobility for both work and play."

ArrayComm Inc.

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