US-based Parallel Wireless announced today that they have partered up with Canadian Ice Wireless to help with the deployment of a 4G LTE Advanced wireless network in remote regions of northern Canada. Parallel Wireless' multi-technology network solution has already been successfully deployed, and Ice Wireless will be able to continue upgrades quicker and more cost-efficiently.
"Our decision to partner with Parallel Wireless was driven by our joint vision of connecting the unconnected. We are committed to providing our customers – regardless of location – with the best possible communications experience so they can continue to thrive. The tricky thing with bringing the Internet to the next billion is that solutions need to be very cost-effective and easy to deploy," said Samer Bishay, President and CEO, Iristel & Ice Wireless. "This new partnership strengthens our leadership in the cellular market and allows us to establish connections to better the world. Parallel Wireless outstanding combination of technical expertise, proven systems integration, and excellent service and support makes them the ideal partner to help us achieve our goals.”
"Almost 4 billion people in the world are still unconnected. They are missing out on the ways the Internet helps to connect with family and friends, get education, run businesses, acquire better career opportunities, enjoy entertainment and much more. The remote users want the entire Internet experience, not just a sliver of it," said Steve Papa, founder and CEO, Parallel Wireless. "At Parallel Wireless, we are constantly expanding and updating our portfolio to help deliver this Internet experience to every single person. As a communications leader and technology innovator, Ice Wireless shares our passion for connecting the worldwide population. We look forward to supporting Ice Wireless and its customers way into the future.”
Learn about Ice Wireless' recent work from our March article.
About Ice Wireless: "Ice Wireless is a facilities-based mobile network operator that delivers state-of-the-art LTE-A technology to rural and remote areas of Northern Canada. Ice Wireless was launched in Inuvik, Northwest Territories in 2005. The Ice network covers 75% of the population of the Yukon and Northwest Territories and also provides service to Iqaluit, Nunavut and Northern Quebec." icewireless.com
About Parallel Wireless, Inc.: "Parallel Wireless is on a mission to connect the 4 billion unconnected people by reimagining the architecture of cellular infrastructure. The reimagined architecture enables operators to deploy any G cellular networks as easily and as cost-effectively as enterprise Wi-Fi whether for rural, enterprise, public safety, M2M, Smart Cities, or dense urban. The company is in production on six continents and engaged with many leading operators worldwide. Parallel Wireless' innovation and excellence has been recognized with 31 industry awards." parallelwireless.com
Source: Parallel Wireless