Iristel to launch wireless service in Eastern Quebec and Northern Ontario

Originally published by Mobile Syrup
Author: Rose Behar

Iristel is continuing its fight for a larger slice of Canada’s wireless market with the forthcoming launch of wireless service in Eastern Quebec and Northern Ontario.

The launch of wireless services is enabled by the acquisition of Quebec-based i-MobileCa and its licensed spectrum.

The acquisition will allow Iristel, parent company of northern carrier Ice Wireless, to offer 3G and 4G LTE wireless services under its own brand beginning June 2018.

Currently, i-MobileCa focuses on machine-to-machine applications, and has spectrum licenses covering Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and Easter Quebec in the Lower Saint Lawrence, the Gaspesie, the North Shore and certain areas of the Beauce.

“This is really exciting for us to provide excellent cellular services at better prices for both residents and industries in this huge region from Quebec City eastward,” said Iristel president and CEO Samer Bishay in a press statement.

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