Wispa NZ

WISPs – or Wireless Internet Service Providers – are the key to broadband in rural New Zealand.

They provide Internet connectivity by fixed wireless, mostly in regional or rural areas where mainstream telecommunications companies don’t bother going. WISPs connect to a fibre optic link at a central point (this is known as “backhaul”), install a series of fixed wireless receivers and transmitters on hilltops or high buildings, and bounce the wireless signal across a series of these sites to a cluster of end users in a rural area. Read more.

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Speech for RBI2 Launch – Mystery Creek, Waikato. - 30 August, 2017 - Kia Ora everyone… Minister Bridges, Graham and your team, distinguished guests, fellow WISP’s…. For those that don’t know me, I am the founder and managing director of PrimoWireless, and we based in the region like no other, that is Taranaki. As the elected president of “WISPA NZ” – the Wireless Internet Service Provider’s Association of New Zealand– it is a huge honour to be able speak to you here today.
WISPS are Strong Contenders for RBI2 - 24 August, 2017 - A number of WISPA.NZ members have submitted bids for RBI2 – the next round of the government’s Rural Broadband Investment programme. The outcome is expected to be announced in August 2017. This promotional booklet was published by WISPA.NZ to explain why WISPs are the logical choice for public investment in rural areas.

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