Iristel and Ice Wireless Select Tecore’s NIB For its HSPA/LTE for Build-Out in Northern Quebec

Hanover, MD, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Tecore Networks, a pioneer supplier of innovative mobile network infrastructure, today announced that its HSPA/LTE  Network-in-a-Box® (NIB) product has been selected by Iristel, Canada’s largest Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), and Ice Wireless, a 4G/LTE mobile network operator, for deployment across fourteen communities in Northern Quebec. After an intensive evaluation process, Tecore’s NIB was selected based on its all-in-one capabilities comprised of exceptional reliability, capacity, and innovative voice and high speed data features. Tecore’s NIB includes a complete Core and Radio Access Network (RAN) supporting both HSPA and LTE voice and data services.

The new HSPA/LTE network will greatly improve telecommunications in a region that has long been underserved due to its remote location along the Arctic coastline of Canada.

“Tecore’s experience in deploying HSPA/LTE networks in remote field conditions has been a critical component of our network build-out in Northern Quebec,” said Samer Bishay, President and CEO of Iristel Inc. and its sister company, Ice Wireless. “They were a natural partner for us.”

“This build-out in the Canadian Arctic is a prime example of Tecore’s focus to develop, deliver and deploy robust all-in-one integrated mobile network solutions to facilitate the needs of underserved areas.” said Jay Salkini, Founder and CEO of Tecore Networks. “We are thrilled that our HSPA/LTE NIB product has been chosen by Iristel and Ice Wireless, and we are ready to begin this journey with our new partners and their dedicated team.”

Tecore’s HSPA/LTE Network-in-a-Box provides operators with the most compact, adaptable and cost-effective platform for deploying, extending and evolving their networks. As the baseline of the expansion efforts, Tecore’s NIB ability to be deployed as a standalone system or networked together to provide a larger communications network makes it the turnkey solution of choice for islands, rural and remote communities. Tecore’s NIB platform enables local operators to have cost-effective, highly scalable options now and for future expansion. When developing Tecore’s NIB solutions, the focus was centered on the need for world class features, capabilities and coverage in low population communities while maintaining a cost-effective infrastructure.  Tecore is the inventor and continues to be the world leader in the development and deployment of the cellular and wireless Network-in-a-Box product line.

Executives from Tecore Networks, Iristel and Ice Wireless will be available at the upcoming CTIA Super Mobility Expo (Booth 4007) to discuss their joint deployment and partnership to expand coverage into rural Canadian Territories. CTIA will be taking place September 7-9, 2016 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. To schedule a meeting please contact

About Iristel
Iristel is Canada’s largest and fastest-growing Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) providing innovative communication services. Founded in 1999, Toronto-based Iristel operates Canada’s largest facilities-based local voice network extending Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast. Iristel offers a complete portfolio of IP services in Canada, including hosted IP PBX, virtual faxing, virtual roaming, and global IP trunking products and services. For more information, please visit Iristel at:

About Ice Wireless
Ice Wireless is a facilities-based regional mobile network operator that delivers state-of-the-art 3G/4G HSPA+ and LTE technology to rural and remote areas of Canada. The Ice Wireless network covers 75% of the population of the Yukon and Northwest Territories and also provides service to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ice Wireless operates across Canada and internationally through roaming partnership agreements with Rogers Wireless, Telus, Vidéotron, AT&T, and others.

Ice Wireless has established a strategic partnership with Iristel. Ice Wireless’ integration with Iristel’s international carrier grade VOIP network has created a unique and dynamic system in which mobile phones and VoIP phones are all integrated in an owned and self-controlled network.

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About Tecore Networks

Tecore Networks is a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G-LTE mobile network infrastructure. Tecore has dramatically enhanced functionality while minimizing space requirements, installation time and cost of ownership. Tecore’s solutions include core as well as radio access network infrastructure, supported by state-of-the-art professional services. Founded in 1991, Tecore is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is a three-time winner of the Global Mobile (3GSM) Award. For more information, visit  Network-in-a-Box® (NIB) and Tecore® are registered trademarks of Tecore, Inc.

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