Canadian far north network operator Ice Wireless has launched LTE-based mobile services in Quaqtaq in Nunavik, the northernmost region of the province of Quebec. As reported by Nunatsiaq News, Ice plans to extend mobile voice and broadband data services throughout the remote region with national and international roaming, in collaboration with its parent company, Iristel. Cameron Zubko, chief operating officer of Ice, said: ‘This launch is part of our 3G/LTE rollout to all 14 communities of Nunavik … we will be rolling out to all the communities in 2019. We will be going one community at a time. The complexity of providing this type of service in such a remote region, including the complexity of delivering it by satellite, has contributed to some delays in this project.’
The Kativik Regional Government’s Tamaani Internet service offers bandwidth to Ice Wireless through its telecommunications infrastructure, which was recently upgraded.