Optus has swooped on the assets of 4G wireless operator Vividwireless for $AU230 million and use the spectrum as a cornerstone of its own 4G network build out. Vivid's lofty ambition of rolling out an independent high speed wireless broadband network, instigated by Unwired Australia in 2000, has ended with the spectrum assets …
heh, maybe speeds will improve...
Vivid left a lot to be desired in terms of available download speeds, being at best unreliable and at worst reliably just a little faster than 56k modem speed. And this was a backhaul problem, not a wireless connection speed issue. Customer service seemed most inclined just to deny the problem existed.
I think they had a case of too many subscribers too soon. A good problem to have, but about a year ago people seemed to be leaving in droves.
Nice idea, lets see if the new owners can resource it properly.
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