Wireless internet company ‘Unwired’ plans of deploying a national WiMax network in all metropolitan areas have taken a nose dive as parent company, the ‘Seven Group’, stated that commercial services might be still up to one year away.
After two delays already, Unwired is now aiming on expanding their WiMax infrastructure beyond Melbourne and Sydney into other capitals but maintain they wish to roll out the new wireless network ‘right’ opposed to ‘rushed’. It’s believed the WiMax network improvements have been now set back to late 2008 or early 2009.
The wireless internet company’s media parent, Seven Group, said it had begun testing the new network but commercial services might still be up to a year away. A Seven Group spokesman said trials currently under way would enable the company to build a financial structure for the project that was expected to proceed “in the current financial year”.
“We’re very pleased with the technology and the opportunities with Unwired. We’ll do it right, not rushed,” the spokesman said.