Ice Wireless, Iristel partner with Huawei for 3G services
Ice Wireless and Iristel have announced a partnership with Huawei Canada to enter into a multi-year, multi-million contract to provide 3G services to rural and remote communities in the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories and Nunavut. Currently, residents of the three territories of Northern Canada have the lowest availability and the highest costs for telecommunications services in the country.
The network upgrade and expansion by Ice Wireless-Iristel, powered by Huawei networking equipment, will improve 3G and wireless broadband services to 60,659 people across the three territories and provide access to services previously unavailable. The plan includes expanding telecommunications services to some of the smallest and most challenging areas in the country including the remote community of Aklavik. Ice Wireless-Iristel will also provide Northern residents with fixed line services, including home telephone through Iristel’s Canada-wide VoIP CLEC network, enabling local and long distance calling.