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Iristel buys wireless operator specializing in remote areas

telecom | 10/12/2018 2:06 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. has acquired Télécommunications de l’Est (TDE), a small Quebec telecom that provides service to industries operating in remote areas with limited cellular service, such as forestry and mining. Iristel CEO Samer Bishay said in a press release Thursday that much of TDE’s infrastructure overlaps with that of I-Mobileca Inc., a small provider of machine-to-machine communications Iristel bought in May. Iristel said at the time it would use I-Mobileca’s spectrum in eastern Quebec and northern Ontario to launch wireless service in those areas. “Cellular connectivity has...

Wireless service for eastern regions with no cellular coverage launching

telecom | 11/08/2016 7:19 pm EST

Small Quebec telecom Télécommunications de l’Est says it is launching a first-of-its kind wireless service in remote regions of Quebec and New Brunswick that aren’t served by cellular networks. It said in a French press release Tuesday its “Nomade” wireless network uses very high frequency (VHF) spectrum, which is spectrum in the 30 MHz to 300 MHz range, and tier 3 digital mobile radio protocol. The service is “halfway” between...