The uptake of the iBurst technology is growing, with future speeds to reach 5 Mbps.
This is according to iBurst South Africa who have reported their busiest month to date. iBurst says that they are aggressively growing their current 40 000 user base with their entry level broadband offering of R49-00 a month.
iBurst further said that the technology uptake is expanding, with Australia, Canada, the USA, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Tanzania and Vietnam all using or trialing the wireless broadband technology.
“Companies in Southeast Europe and the Middle East are also looking to roll out the service. Kyocera is aggressively deploying the iBurst system throughout the world and plans to launch additional North American iBurst-enabled services in the near future and service providers are vying to snap up the technology,” iBurst said.
iBurst was originally developed by Arraycomm and is commercialized and marketed by Kyocera which supplies the base stations and user terminals. iBurst operates on radio frequency and is also known as HC-SDMA, High Capacity Spatial Division Multiple Access.
“Current iBurst systems allow connectivity up to 1 Mbit/s for each subscriber, but future firmware upgrade possibilities promise speeds of up to 5 Mbit/s,” iBurst said.
“An added advantage for the mobile office and international commuters is the fact that broadband users can achieve normal broadband speeds when moving at high speeds in a car or while on a train or bus, making iBurst truly mobile wireless broadband,” iBurst concluded.