Ice Wireless moves quickly to deliver digital cell phone service to Behchoko (Rae/Edzo)
Within 12 days of the order, Ice has digital cell phone service up and running for the Tlicho leadership
INUVIK, NT – 26 July 2007 — Ice WIreless Inc., the north’s premier GSMwireless provider, announced today a new company victory in response to arequest from the Tlicho leadership for digital cell service in Behchoko(Rae/Edzo).
With less than two weeks’ notice, the company was able to successfullysecure and install the required tower, cellular wireless equipment and turnup service in time for the Third Annual Tlicho Gathering and the 37thNational Dene Assembly.
“We didn’t have much time, just 12 days notice to get it all done.” Said TomZubko, Ice Wireless President. “But we knew that getting a cell system intime for the national gathering was a real priority for the community, so wemade it a real priority for Ice Wireless as well.”
Typically, digital cell phone service takes months to install. However, IceWireless was ready for the challenge – the company had the equipment onstandby and was determined to provide top notch service to the Tlicho government.
“Getting cellular service in our community was very important for theT’licho.” Said Chief Leon Lafferty. “We’re extremely pleased with how itturned out. And the system is working great.”
Ice Wireless is currently preparing to move into other communities in the north and is scheduled to be in Hay River in early fall 2008.
Ice Wireless Inc. is a northern owned cellular service provider for northerners, and provides digital cellular phone service in Inuvik, Yellowknife and now Behchoko.
For more information on Ice Wireless Inc. products and services please contact:
Mr. Cameron Zubko
Vice President, Ice Wireless
(867) 669-6240 (w)
(867) 765-4602 (c)
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