The US mobile network company Alcatel has announced that it is bringing its hotspot network to Australia, as well as expanding the network to New Zealand.
The service, called Alcatel Hotspot, will allow customers to connect to the company’s network from anywhere in the world, while it will also offer the option to buy additional hotspots for $1 a month.
Users will also be able to access the company-owned networks’ content over the internet.
The Australian telco has made it clear that the hotspot service will only work in the country, which means it will be available to Australian users only, and will only be accessible through the company owned network.
It is not yet known if it will work in other countries as well.
Alcatel’s network has been built on the company, which is currently based in France.
The company has previously made headlines for its alleged attempts to force customers to pay extra for unlimited data, which has seen customers complaining of not being able to use the services for as long as they wanted.
It also has a long history of paying its customers for a data quota, and has been fined by the Federal Government for this.
Alcattl has since denied any wrongdoing, and says it will not block users from accessing their network for a period of time.
It has also promised that it will use “industry-leading security” to protect the networks.