Vox has launched Fat Pipe Wireless, an uncapped wireless data and voice service for homeowners and small businesses.
Fat Pipe Wireless, provides an uncapped, symmetrical and high speed data service that is ideal for homes and small office, home office (SOHO) setups, and is conveniently bundled with an uncapped voice service.
Says Jacques Visser, Senior Product Manager at Vox, “While mobile operators and MVNOs are launching attractive mobile bundles for end users to keep them connected on the move, this service closes the loop and creates a cost effective and convenient wifi hub at home, or in the office.”
Vox conducted two Proof of Concepts, one in Heidelberg (to test the service in a smaller town) and the other in Krugersdorp (a larger metro) and has gone on to establish broader availability of the service.
“The feedback from the POC process has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are excited about broadening the reach of this wireless broadband service,” adds Visser.
“Downtime on ADSL was having a negative impact on my ability to work from home, so when the Vox agency in Heidelberg offered the Fat Pipe Wireless package, I took advantage of it, because I knew I had nothing to lose. The 8Mbps Uncapped package costs me less than what I paid for my 4Mbps ADSL line and it took four working days to move from a site survey to installation,” says Nardus Grobler, a software analyst for a large insurance company and based in Heidelberg.
The company believes its wireless broadband solution is a viable alternative to fibre, especially in those regions of the country outside of the major metros. The service is available to most parts of Gauteng and Durban and Vox has identified a number of smaller cities and towns such as Richard’s Bay, Empangeni, Heidelberg, Krugersdorp, Bloemfontein, Witbank, Middelburg, (amongst others) that stand to benefit the most.
Adds Visser, “The beauty of wireless connectivity is that you don’t have to wait for trenching. It is as easy as selecting your line speed, and voice line requirements.”
Concludes Grobler, “Fat Pipe Wireless is one of the few products that promise 8Mbps, and deliver it. Fast, reliable internet means I can work, and participate in online gaming with little to no downtime. I would recommend this connectivity solution to anyone looking for a cost effective and reliable alternative to ADSL.”