iiNet releases new BoB

Australia's second largest ISP iiNet has announced a new BoB modem is soon to be released, although no date has been confirmed yet.

iiNet has created a new division for hardware, iiNet Labs, as the company aims to add extra value to its broadband services.

Although iiNet has not given away too many details about its latest modem, it will feature the latest 802.11n standards in wireless technology and a colour screen.

The new BoB can also be wall-mounted, has voicemail and is completely 'NBN ready' according to the broadband provider.

The next BoB will be on sale in April, iiNet said, with the price yet to be revealed.

Steve Harley, general manager business at iiNet, said: "We learnt a lot from the original BoB and after selling more than 70,000 units, we got a feel for what our customers are looking for when looking for an all-in-one home internet solution.

"While a retail price for iiNet BoB is yet to be set, manufacturing the product ourselves means that we can offer the product at a more competitive price than ever before, giving more Australians the opportunity to enjoy iiNet BoB's style and functionality."

The original BoB was made by Belkin but iiNet has since brought its hardware design and manufacture in house. iiNet's first product was BoB Lite, a cheaper version of BoB.