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PBBA selected as finalist in AIIA iAwards

  • 30 January, 2004 14:07

<p>SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Personal Broadband Australia (PBBA) has been selected as a Finalist in the AIIA iAwards 2004 in the Innovation category for Telecommunications.</p>
<p>The 2004 iAwards recognise companies with an outstanding product or solution in the Information and Communications (ICT) industry.</p>
<p>Commenting on the company’s achievement, Jim Cooney, CEO, PBBA said, "We have always known that iBurst is world class technology and with the right infrastucture around it, could be developed into a commercial offering that was truly beneficial for businesses and individuals alike. Being nominated as an iAwards Finalist is both an honour and an affirmation by the industry of the quality and value of the service PBBA has developed.”</p>
<p>The iAwards are the Australian ICT industry’s national program honouring the year’s “best of the best” ICT business strategies in categories such as Innovation, Inspiration, Involvement, and International business. The iAwards are supported by media, government and the industry and are presented in conjunction with The Australian Financial Review, with The Honourable Darryl Williams, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts as its patron.</p>
<p>Winners will be announced at the iAwards Gala Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday, 5 May 2004.</p>
<p>About AIIA
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) engages over 4,000 of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry’s top professionals on a regular basis through its membership base of some of the most powerful businesses in Australia and the world. Its events bring together the major players in Australia’s ICT industry to discuss its most pressing issues. AIIA represents one voice for the ICT industry to government, media and the greater business community.</p>
<p>About Personal Broadband Australia
Personal Broadband Australia is an Australian company that provides wireless personal broadband access services on a wholesale basis to distributors such as ISPs, carriers, enterprises and mobile operators. These services give customers high speed, low cost broadband access to the Internet, e-mail and other applications while also giving them complete freedom to move. Personal Broadband Australia uses ArrayComm, Inc.’s iBurst Personal Broadband technology. Investors include ArrayComm, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Australia and Kyocera. PBBA successfully completed commercial trials of its iBurst service in October 2003 with over 400 trial users. At present, PBBA has a network in Sydney covering more than 100 sq km in the inner metro areas; with a base station roll-out plan to more than triple the coverage over the next six months. www.iburst.com.au</p>
<p>For more information contact:
Natalie Clayton
Red Agency
Tel: 02 9955 7877
E: Natalie.clayton@redagency.com.au</p>

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