WIMD Internet @ Home

I’m one of those people who are always skeptical about what companies say, so when WIMD was offering high speed wireless connectivity to homes I wasn’t sure what to expect from them. I spoke to an engineer and sales person, they basically said they would bring the equipment, connect it and try it out before they would bill me. The engineers came about 4 days later, they started installation, they had a few initial issues but after a few hours everything was ironed out. They use a consumer grade Cisco router that you can buy from any electronics shop like XCite in Kuwait but the Wireless Broadband is through Proxim.

They are using Wireless Broadband technology which has been tried and tested for a while now. It is excellent but there a few minor drawbacks, one of the major ones is that it isn’t consistent. So even if you have a 10 MB connection it can be 10 MB then drop to 4MB then back up to 8 MB then back to 10MB again, its just the reality of the Wireless Broadband Solution, but overall any speed even if it isn’t consistent is better then 1 MB. In my case it hit 20 MB so I went for the 20 MB package without a thought, I live off the internet and now I shall be very happy.

Requirements:

  • Line Of Sight (Your house has to be visible to One of Their Towers)
  • Close to a Tower (They have lots of Towers)
  • You can mount a small tower to the exterior of the house

They are using Qualitynet as their backend provider, I think or hope they would expand on that. Now that people are starting to find out about them and they have coverage around Kuwait I hope they can still manage to provide the speeds they have promised even when their subscriber base increase dramatically.

Link: WIMD

Pricing:

  • 6 MB – 325
  • 7 MB – 355
  • 8 MB – 390
  • 9 MB – 473
  • 10 MB – 523
  • 11 MB – 590
  • 12 MB – 660
  • 13 MB – 730
  • 14 MB – 800
  • 15 MB – 870
  • 16 MB – 940
  • 17 MB – 1010
  • 18 MB – 1080
  • 19 MB – 1150
  • 20 MB – 1220