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25 Years of Powertec Telecommunications

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From humble beginnings 25 years ago as a one-man team on the Gold Coast, the company has grown into an international operation with offices in NSW, Victoria, WA, QLD, NT and New Zealand.  

Founder and Managing Director Mr Raymond W Smith formed Powertec in 1995 after he recognised a need in the Australian telecommunications landscape for a low-cost landline to a mobile solution provider.   

Operating from his garage Raymond imported the first Fixed Wireless Terminal to Australia and was soon appointed the Australian distributor of Tellular USA. Not long after securing a deal with Hutchinson Telecom to offer the FWT as the Least Cost Routing (LCR) solution to their customers. 

To this day the driving force behind the business is to provide individuals and businesses with solutions to stay connected. 

Powertec wireless communication products and solutions aim to make a difference in people’s lives and ensure that they can communicate and be connected no matter where they may be. 

The products Powertec offers are intelligent, reliable and durable for optimal connectivity and best possible performance. 

Through a commitment with its partners and manufacturers, Powertec has secured exclusive distributorship in Australia and New Zealand for many complementary products that have attracted over 2,000 resellers and retailers, local and international. 

In 2012, the company teamed up with Nextivity Inc. – a leading developer of cellular coverage technology – becoming the Australia Pacific distributor of CEL-FI mobile smart repeaters; a first of its kind consumer product to be approved by all mobile carriers in Australia and New Zealand. 

Powertec today supplies mobile carriers, large multinational companies, government departments, defence, emergency services, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals with its breadth of hardware solutions enhancing the ability to communicate. 

In the last 25 years Powertec has introduced a range of innovative products including their own in-house brands; 

Product Innovations 


Blackhawk was launched in 2015 when a gap in the market was identified for quality antennas and RF accessories to use with CEL-FI repeaters. A full range of products were developed to complement the diverse CEL-FI installations for in-building coverage, marine, transport, IoT and recreational vehicle applications.  Masts and Towers have since been added to the ever expanding product line. 


Developed in 2018 myInsight.io is a full service offering for all your Internet of Everything (IoE) requirements. It provides connectivity for your business, the sensors, the routers and the platform to measure and track the information you collect. The world first Connectivity Module can retrofit to any sensor on the market, and extract information from data points using WiFI, LoRa and/or NB-IoT to send all data to the myinsight.io portal. 


Launched in 2020, Cellferno is a revolutionary product, brand new to the Australian market, developed using innovative mobile technology which delivers high-speed data for basic internet access to mission-critical applications. 


Industry Recognition Awards 

2008 – Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 

2010 – CeBIT Australia, Excellence in Communications Award Finalist 2010 

2018 – Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow Award Winner 

2018 – Monthly finalist, Mayors Choice, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 

2018 – Optus Business Awards, ICT Business of the Year Winner 

2019 – Australia Small Business Champion Awards finalist 

2019 – Australian Small Business Champion Awards  

2019 – Finalist Business of the Decade 

2019 – CRN IMPACT Award winner – Evolving Innovator 

2020 – Recognition CCIQ EcoBiz 1-star Partner 

2020 – The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards September IT and Digital Business Award 

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