Xplornet Communications, Canada’s leading rural fixed-wireless broadband provider, yesterday completed the acquisition of Silo Wireless, a rural provider operating in southwestern Ontario. Silo, headquartered in Brantford, Ontario, operates a network including over 100 fixed-wireless towers (including LTE sites) as well as a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. Xplornet has acquired all of Silo’s customers and operations in Brantford, and the group announced that its new assets complement Xplornet’s existing facilities and spectrum holdings in the region, as it aims to establish a national hybrid fibre and 5G wireless broadband network for rural Canadians.
Andreas Wiatowski, CEO of Silo Wireless, said: ‘Silo has been connecting the region for almost 13 years using some of the latest fibre and wireless technologies including LTE. These investments coupled with the spectrum that Xplornet holds will allow for unprecedented access and speeds. Xplornet will continue to build upon our legacy and has committed resources and capital to bring network capacity to the next level.’