Aussie tech company helping rural people stay connected through COVID-19

Aussie tech company helping rural people stay connected through COVID-19


Queensland-based tech company Powertec Telecommunications say their latest innovation will help many Australians stay connected as we continue to deal with COVID-19.


Story sponsored by Powertec Telecommunications.

As the entire globe struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, the advice from government couldn't be clearer: stay home, save lives.

It is a radical change to the way we live our lives but if we're to stop the spread, we must all limit our contact with the outside world to strictly what is necessary.

However, while social distancing is extremely important, so too is staying connected with our friends and families, especially if you live in a rural area. It is also important for businesses to maintain lines of communication.

That's why Queensland-based tech company Powertec Telecommunications' General Manager Samantha Clifton believes their latest innovation - the Cellferno - will be a game changer for many Australians over the next few months.

In the current climate of wireless dependency due to the COVID-19 crisis, Ms Clifton says, Cellferno delivers the ultimate high-speed internet connectivity solution, especially where cable-based internet is not available.

"Cellferno can provide users with super-fast internet speeds and connectivity, with the single box design containing multiple antennas and a built-in modem to capture the best possible signal outdoors," she said.

"The device continues to impress with its simple and easy installation, putting the customer in command by simply allowing them to use the sim card provider and mobile data plan of their choice," she continued.

Launched this month, the revolutionary product was developed using innovative mobile technology, which delivers high-speed data for basic internet access to mission critical applications.

It was also designed with speed in mind, offering high-speed mobile internet for commercial, IoT and residential applications with speeds up to 600Mbps.

Ms Clifton says connectivity is fast becoming the new currency in light of the global pandemic, with connectivity solutions like Cellferno critical for consumers and businesses in order to digitally navigate COVID-19 restrictions.

"The need for better connectivity has never before been so critical," she explained.

"With more people staying at home, organisations setting up pop-up work zones, businesses using online tools or platforms, and the necessity of web-based learning."

With a single ethernet cable powering the Cellferno device, it can be connected directly to a computer, network switch or a WIFI access point to provide high-speed internet to devices within range.

"Due to the Cellferno's focus on speed, it can act as a primary internet source or secondary wireless backup for a corporate customer's NBN service," Ms Clifton said.

"Cellferno is an extension to Powertec's current mobile broadband product offering, providing an additional high-speed connectivity solution to our product portfolio."

Cellferno is available now in two different models, M600 featuring Cat6 2x2 MIMO technology, capable of speeds up to 300Mbps and M1200 Cat12 4x2 MIMO technology, capable of speeds up to 600Mbps. It is also supported by all mobile operator bands.

Designed to withstand harsh Australian conditions, Cellferno can operate in temperatures of up to 65 degrees Celsius due to its rugged steel casing, IP67 protection and in-built heater for clearing ice.

By developing this innovative product, Powertec Telecommunications says it has channelled the company's passion for "a world where everyone can communicate and be connected no matter where they may be".

Cellferno is now available for purchase. For more information about the Cellferno product series, visit

Story sponsored by Powertec Telecommunications.

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