Avenir and O2 deploy free mobile broadband test units to channel

Avenir Telecom, the UK business to business telecoms distributor, has announced a channel initiative this week as it began providing complimentary O2 Mobile Broadband test units. Avenir is delivering a brand new O2 Mobile Broadband Pay and Go USB modem worth RRP £29.35 to each and every one of its clients.

The O2 USB Modem will have some access time pre-loaded so that Avenir’s clients can plug and play into a prospect’s laptop to demonstrate the ease of use and instant business benefits that mobile broadband affords. All that is required is for the client to continue to top up the device as and when necessary.

Avenir Telecom’s UK MD, Andy Tow, stated: “Mobile broadband represents an enormous opportunity to UK businesses. Especially on the pay as you go model. Our special free trial will allow our clients to properly demonstrate this service and deploy risk free test units to their customer base.”

Ben Dowd, O2 business sales director, added: “Mobile broadband provides business with an ideal opportunity to mobilise workforces. During an economic downturn companies who seize opportunities to change the way they work can come out fighting at the end. This offer by Avenir, our top performing Distribution Partner for 2008, provides companies with a no-cost opportunity to try our award- winning mobile broadband service and see what efficiencies a service like this can drive.”

The O2 USB Modem E160 is PC and Mac compatible, has a connection speed of up to 3.6Mbps depending on your location and also provides 2GB external storage. All this in a device weighing just 30 grams. As with all of O2’s mobile broadband hardware it comes with a 30-day “happiness guarantee”.