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Unwired Back From The Dead

Unwired Back From The Dead

Onetime Australian wireless broadband company Unwired – long considered dead after being bought out first by Kerry Stokes then onsold to Optus – has returned to life, renamed Vividwireless.

The Optus-controlled company is offering an $89 unlimited monthly plan on the Optus 4G LTE network.

A home gateway made by Huawei will be sold with a pre-installed SIM through The Good Guys and Harvey Norman. It will retail for $199 on a month-to-month agreement, or for free online if a 24-month contract is signed.

Vividwireless GM Claude Brown has stressed the service is currently only being offered in state capitals.

Unwired was an early fixed-wireless broadband provider in Sydney that experienced early success before competition from improved ADSL technologies contributed to its demise. It used technology from American manufacturer Navini Networks.

The service – was shut down in 2013 by Optus. The technology, blessedly, is not being revived in the new Optus offering.

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