Idaho-based Syringa Wireless has selected Swedish telecoms vendor Ericsson to roll out its planned 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in southern and eastern Idaho. Syringa notes that the deployment is already underway, and is expected to be available on a commercial basis from October this year.
Founded in 2006, Syringa Wireless claims to be ‘Idaho’s only fully integrated wireless provider’. On 1 May 2012 it was purchased by unrelated corporate data provider Syringa Networks, which was itself founded in 2002 by twelve rural telephone companies. Both firms take their name from the syringa, Idaho’s state flower, which is well known for its fragrant white blossoms.