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Mastec adds Proxim Wireless to roster

Auckland-based distributor and parts trader Mastec sees opportunities to grow its business among large corporates, educational institutions and government after signing with US-headquartered Proxim Wireless.

Mastec was established in 1989 and supplies products from more than 250 companies to manufacturers in various industries, and to system and appliance builders.

Director Rob Maskell says Mastec entered the 3G router market recently and since then has been looking for a technology partner to provide data backhaul capability outside of that provided by telcos.

“We want to reach people in government and the big educational institutions and large corporates,” he says. “These are people pumping data who want to reduce cost and get ownership [of data] back. Large corporations can pump data without using fibre or ADSL lines, they can do that with wireless.”

Maskell says it will work with resellers who have existing client bases in the education, government and corporate spaces.

The company is also close to signing a large Australasian company as an infrastructure installation partner, he adds.

Mastec joins Proxim Wireless’ two other local distributors MPA and Anixter.