World VoIP NewsIristel and Huawei promote IP communications to Canadian remote territories
Iristel and Huawei promote IP communications to Canadian remote territories
Companies Ice Wireless and Iristel has announced the launch of strategic partnership with Huawei Canada, aimed to sign multi-year contract for delivering 3G cellular connectivity to countryside and remote areas in the Canadian Northwest, Yukon Territories as well as Nunavut.
The contract was signed in Shanghai, China, and was attended by NWT Premier Bob McLeod, as the authorised Council of the Federation Trade Mission. 'Ensuring all residents of the Northwest Territories with improved and quality telecommunications products is a top priority for our current government,' explained Premier McLeod. 'Comprehensive access to modern cellular networks and broadband Web will expand our overall competitiveness, develop more value-added deployments and render numerous new business models feasible.' Currently, population of the three regions of Northern Canada have the worst accessibility and maximum costs for telecommunications in the Canada. As revealed in a recent study by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, just third parts of the Canadian North has availability of wireless Internet and only 48 per cent enjoy 3G cellular services, it is in comparison with 99 per cent available services in other southern part of the country. The network overhaul and growth by Ice Wireless-Iristel, supported by innovative next generation Huawei networking hardware, will massively improve 3G and wireless broadband applications to thousands of residents throughout all three territories, and deliver access to services that were never available to locals. The project includes extending telecoms services to the challenging areas in the country, for instance, the remote community of Aklavik with a population of 600 and completely without roads there. Ice Wireless-Iristel looks forward also to ensure local people with fixed line applications, such as home telephone by means of Iristel's Canadian VoIP CLEC infrastructure, supporting local and long distance phone calls at affordable pricing. 'We are delighted to be the integral element of the government's commitment to bridge the digital gaps thru the remote Canadian areas,' boasted Samer Bishay, President and CEO at Iristel. 'Conjoining the North with the rest of Canada releases a world of opportunities. We are targeted to support countryside and destinations, businesses and community entities in the North have dynamic access to fast and affordable telecoms products on the same level, as those enjoyed by the rest of country, and even better.' Ice Wireless-Iristel has cooperated with Huawei to launch the UMTS network by the last quarter 2013. 'We are absolutely happy to be conjoining efforts with Ice Wireless-Iristel' comments Sean Yang, President at Huawei Canada,. 'The North is Canadian most promising region for business opportunities. We are expecting a lot from cooperating with Ice Wireless-Iristel to ensure residents and business clientele with the most advanced wireless broadband applications.'
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