Delivering Cellular Connectivity to Rural Canada

There were vast stretches of the Alaska Highway and BC North Coast which had no existing wireless service. With the lack of available infrastructure to deliver connectivity, the challenge was to rapidly deploy a reliable 3G service while minimizing the technical and business risks as well as leverage a business model to support the economics of a sparsely populated coverage area. Intelsat and Gilat’s combined rural cellular solution consisting of IntelsatOne® managed services paired with Gilat’s CellEdge 3G network, can be quickly deployed anywhere in the world. Ruralcom relied on the joint solution to offer 3G services to its subscribers and those of other cellular operators. The end-to-end solution enabled RuralCom to launch a high quality, high reliability, low capitol expense service within a few months.

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