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News & Events
C&W tests new Internet
modem for local use |
Written by jamaicaobserver.com |
Tuesday, 20 April 2004
Internet users in Jamaica will have local access
to another brand of wireless modem - Micronet -
to be distributed by Intcomex Jamaica Ltd.
Under the distribution deal signed recently with
Copia Wireless Communications Ltd, Intcomex
Jamaica will have exclusive distributorship in
Jamaica for the Micronet modems.
At present Cable & Wireless - the island's
largest Internet services provider - only offers
consumers the Alcatel modem for Internet
However C&W has already tested and certified the
Micronet modems to work on its ADSL network.
This modem offers wireless connection, routing
capabilities and VPN (virtual private network).
Intcomex says its will sell the modems through
its reseller network.
The Micronet models offer a four-port switch,
built-in firewall, and have routers.
"These new modems will make the initial costs of
DSL affordable to more people," says Copia's
managing director, Darryl Wehmeyer. "And because
Micronet offers an integrated product, Internet
users will find setting up simple and user
Copia Wireless Communications is a
three-year-old full service distributor of
wireless networks and VoIP products. It is the
Caribbean distributor of Micronet, a developer
of advanced networking solutions.