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Wireless Nation launches exclusive Netflix device

21 Aug 2015

Kiwi internet provider Wireless Nation has launched an exclusive Netflix device to its New Zealand customers, allowing users to save time, money and their data allowances.

NightShift pre-loads Netflix in advance, meaning users can watch Netflix content in full HD using standard Netflix players.

Tom Linn, Wireless Nation’s technical director, says he’s pleased to be able to offer this solution to customers frustrated with slow internet speeds due to congestion at peak times.

“We listened to feedback from our customers, went looking for a solution and found one,” Linn says.

“NightShift is ideal for people living in rural areas struggling with small data caps, or for those urban dwellers whose internet connection isn’t fast enough to stream in HD during peak hours.

“For Wireless Nation’s rural customers, this is a great saver because they can pre-load Netflix shows and movies at night, using their free off peak data,” he says.

NightShift will be available directly for Wireless Nation customers and also to ISPs keen to resolve this issue for their own users, Linn says explains.

“ISPs will appreciate that NightShift can help reduce congestion; managing traffic volumes through user’s ability to ‘time shift’ their Netflix usage during off peak times,” he says.

Gerrit Nagelhout, CEO, Aterlo Networks, says NightShift extends the reach of content providers by delivering content into the homes of people with limited broadband access. “This makes it possible for people to enjoy these services that would not otherwise be able to," he says.

"We are excited to have Wireless Nation join our network of 200 distribution partners, and be able to offer this to customers and ISPs within New Zealand and Australia,” Nagelhout says.

NightShift comes in the form of a dual-band router that plugs into the back of a user’s current router. The NightShift technology is installed into the router so it’s immediately ready to use.

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