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Investel to launch national Wi-Fi based wireless service

telecom | 12/14/2016 10:34 pm EST

Investel Capital Corp.’s TNW Networks Corp. (TNW) will soon start deploying a Wi-Fi-based mobile technology as part of a nationally available wireless service that the company is claiming will be disruptive to the Canadian market, despite regulatory uncertainly caused by a CRTC complaint regarding a similar service. Last week, the company announced that it had acquired — subject to regulatory approval — RuralCom Capital Corp. and with it, its Tier-2 850 MHz mobile licences. Those licences will be used as part of TNW’s new service. According to TNW, its Internet Personal...

RuralCom becomes part of TNW with Investel acquisition

Media | 12/08/2016 7:41 pm EST

Investel Capital Corp., the investment fund that owns Téliphone Navigata Westel Communications Inc. (TNW), has acquired RuralCom Capital Corp., which it said is a “significant step” in TNW’s corporate transformation since the 2012 acquisition of Navigata Communications 2009 Inc. Investel said in a Thursday press release RuralCom will rebrand as TNW Wireless and will provide mobile service in northern areas of British Columbia and the Yukon “under RuralCom’s Tier-2 850 MHz mobile licenses.” Investel added that it will...