Internode to resell Optus 3G wireless broadband

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Internode to resell Optus 3G wireless broadband

Adelaide ISP Internode is the latest service provider to offer a 3G data service using the Optus network.

The ISP said it will launch its NodeMobile Data products tomorrow.

Two plans are on offer - a tiny 250MB plan for $14.95 per month or a 3GB plan for $39.95.

Both upstream and downstream data is counted in the quotas, and there is no speed shaping once the quota is breached.

However, customers will be able to top up their accounts with data blocks charged at $40 per GB.

"While our first NodeMobile-Data plans provide mobile broadband with a dynamic IP address, over time we intend to develop a wider range of business-focused applications such as a static IP backup for Business ADSL and various types of connectivity to our Internode Business Connect private IP service," Internode product manager Jim Kellett said in a statement.

Kellett confirmed to iTnews that while the static IP address offering "could provide a business with continued connectivity if its wired broadband service was interrupted", there would be separate data allowances for each service "because the cost of transporting data through the wireless network is much higher than via the wired network."

Optus announced over the weekend a series of capped plans that enable business users to draw both wired and wireless internet services from a single data allowance, under a single bill. Optus would not say when it would enable consumers to do the same.

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