Ever hear of Xanadoo? I read about them on Information Week earlier today (here). They’re carving out a nice niche for themselves. They’ve partnered with Navini to provide and deploy a Mobile WiMAX solution for rural markets where traditional network connectivity just doesn’t exist. Xanadoo provides the modems and network connectivity and Navini is providing the mobile wireless network infrastructure.
Last week Xanadoo reported 12,000 subscribers in 4 rural markets! It’s easy to see why this is an attractive offer for consumers that are unable to get DSL or Cable. Xanadoo has consumer friendly mobile internet service plans and a dirt simple zero install plug and play wireless modem.
- 5 desktop modem plans (no phone or cable service requirements)
- A PCMCIA plan
- A low end plan that starts at $14.95 per month
- No annual service plan options
Naturally, not all customers are on the $14.95 plan, do the math, these folks are generating some revenue in just 4 markets. They have 2.5GHz licenses in the following markets which covers 8M people.
- West Virginia
They’re barely scratching the surface with 12,000 subscribers and have a great opportunity to grow considerably.