Mobile Broadband, which is sometimes referred to as “wireless broadband”, or “wireless mobile broadband”, is a relatively new form of Internet Service in Australia.
Mobile Broadband is primarily intended for use by roaming users who like to access their information on the go, but also provides rural users with an alternative to dial up, where no other form of broadband is available.
The service is provided using mobile-phone towers, providing a broad range of coverage to users. Mobile Wireless Broadband supplied by ONE has up to 96% coverage in Australia on the Optus network†, and speeds can operate at up to 3.6 Megabits per second^ download speed, however the connection is subject to mobile conditions, and typical use on a 3G connection should be comparable to a 512 Kilobit download speed.
In order to connect to wireless broadband, a user requires a compatible mobile broadband modem, and activated SIM card. ONE currently provides Mobile Broadband customers with Huawei Mobile Broadband modems which connect to a compatible Windows or Apple Mac computer via USB, and the device is small enough that it can be easily tucked away in a laptop bag for convenient storage or retrieval on the run.
† Coverage is subject to availability. Use the coverage checker on our website to confirm availability.
^ Typical download speed vary depending on coverage and network utilisation. Speeds may vary in peak times. Refer to ONEwireless conditions for more information.