Have you heard of Iristel? It is a Markham, Ontario based company that provides VoIP and other business data and voice services across Canada. Lately, Iristel has been getting in the wireless game as well, having recently acquired the Quebec-based company i-MobileCa and its licensed spectrum. Iristel is already the parent-company of northern carrier Ice Wireless, but the acquisition means that Iristel will begin to offer “3G and 4G LTE wireless services under its own brand beginning June 2018,” according to MobileSyrup.
Iristel’s spectrum licenses mean it can provide services in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and Eastern Quebec in the Lower Saint Lawrence, the Gaspésie, the North Shore and certain areas of the Beauce. This covers a population of over half a million people.
Iristel CEO and president, Samer Bishay, released a press statement explaining why this move is good for Canadians, especially pertaining to competition with Canada’s ‘Big Three’; Bell, Rogers, and Telus. “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. The big three wireless oligopolists have done their best to keep our competitive and innovative wireless operations contained in the North, but no more. This is just the beginning.”
Source: mobilesyrup.com – Iristel to launch wireless service in Eastern Quebec and Northern Ontario
Published: May 28, 2018