Taupo to get wi-fi network

Lakeside city second in planned network build

Kordia is to launch a wi-fi service in Taupo later this month.

The network will be supplied by RoamAD, which already supports Kordia's inner-Auckland wi-fi network.

There are plans to roll similar networks out in 20 locations around the country, says Kordia chief executive Geoff Hunt. Nationwide availability is planned by 2010.

The type of network Kordia operates with RoamAD's assistance is unbundled and can operate multiple SSIDs (service set identifiers), which are used to identify wi-fi networks.

That means Kordia can give wholesale access to several ISPs, according to a statement from Kordia.

Kordia has partnered with Orcon, Tomizone, FIVO, Bunker Media and KiwiWireless in this way to give them access to the planned nationwide networks, Kordia's Hunt says.

The nationwide wi-fi networks, of which Taupo will be the second, are branded "Kordia Metro Wi-Fi".

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