Canadian rural-focused broadband provider Xplornet Communications has announced the launch of its fixed-wireless 5G standalone network, powered by the Ericsson Radio System. The rollout of ‘Canada’s first rural 5G standalone network with fixed-wireless broadband services’ is starting in New Brunswick and expanding across that province during the next six months, a press release declared. Over the course of 2022 Xplornet plans to expand its 5G broadband network to 250 additional rural communities across Canada, enabling faster speeds up to 100Mbps, with unlimited data packages offered ‘at affordable prices’.
Xplornet CEO Allison Lenehan said: ‘This is a significant milestone for Xplornet and for rural Canadians. Everyone at Xplornet is proud to be making the investments that will bring the benefits of 5G technology into the homes of families who live outside Canada’s big cities. Our rural 5G broadband network will directly and immediately benefit customers. It will also help create employment, spur innovation and invigorate rural communities across rural Canada.’