Tecore Networks is providing its HSPA/LTE ‘Network-in-a-Box’ (NIB) product to Canadian IP-based telecoms provider Iristel and its sister company Ice Wireless, a far northern mobile network operator, for deployment across 14 remote communities in Northern Quebec along the Arctic coastline of Canada. Tecore’s NIB includes a complete core and radio access network supporting both HSPA and LTE voice and data services.
Toronto-based Iristel calls itself Canada’s largest and fastest-growing Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), offering a complete portfolio of IP services coast-to-coast, including local voice telephony, hosted IP PBX, virtual roaming and global IP trunking. Ice Wireless operates a 3G and in-deployment 4G mobile network covering 75% of the population of the Yukon and Northwest Territories and also provides service to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ice Wireless has roaming agreements across Canada with Rogers, Telus and Videotron. Ice Wireless’ strategic partnership with Iristel enables it to utilise the latter’s international carrier grade VoIP network to integrate mobile phones and VoIP phones in an owned and self-managed network.