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Ice Wireless boosting northern LTE network

telecom | 08/23/2016 9:01 pm EDT

Ice Wireless, a subsidiary of Iristel Inc., said it is rolling out a HSPA/LTE network in 14 northern Quebec communities. A Tuesday press release from Tecore Networks, which supplies mobile network infrastructure, said the U.S.-based company’s Network-in-a-Box platform was picked by Iristel for the rollout. “The new HSPA/LTE network will greatly improve telecommunications in a region that has long been underserved due to its remote locations along the Arctic coastline of Canada,” the release said. In an email, Ice Wireless and Iristel CEO Samer Bishay said...

CRTC review should look at support for mobile, new technologies: Northwestel

telecom | 12/18/2012 3:02 pm EST

One of the top issues for the CRTC's upcoming review of Northwestel Inc. and telecom services in the North will be how to better support newer technologies like advanced mobile services, said Paul Flaherty, Northwestel’s president. “Lots of people are going to talk about the interest of having more wireless and higher speed Internet and things like that,” Flaherty said in a phone interview last week. “But that doesn’t really fall under the regulation we have today, so are we going to expand the form of regulation?” In a decision in November 2011, the CRTC said it would take steps over two years to end Northwestel’s decades-old monopoly on...