Mobile Landmark Reached on all-IP Wireless Network
TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Globalive Wireless Management Corporation today
announced it has successfully completed Canada's first Advanced Wireless
Network (AWS) call, a development that sets the stage for the company to
provide customers with a mobile voice, data, video and messaging experience
not previously experienced in Canada.
"It is a great day for us," stated Ken Campbell, CEO of Globalive
Wireless Management Corp. "but an even greater day for Canadian mobile
customers. This is the first of many calls and makes Globalive the first new
provider in Canada to operationalize AWS technology."
The network team, led by Globalive Chief Technology Officer CTO Marius
Armeanca, proved the viability of Globalive's next generation wireless network
with successful voice and data transmissions on Saturday, June 13 2009. The
AWS band uses microwave frequencies for enhanced voice, mobile data, video,
and messaging services.
"The increasing demand for smartphones that we have seen in the past year
clearly demonstrates that consumers are becoming more and more sophisticated
in their daily use of mobile devices", says Chris Robbins, Chief Customer
Officer for Globalive Wireless. "With our all-IP AWS network we will be in a
position to provide them with the enhanced mobility they are looking for."
The exponential growth of data traffic in all markets is pushing
providers everywhere to build all-IP networks, but the challenge of replacing
existing equipment means that it will take years before the legacy providers
can qualify as all-IP.
"We have the advantage of being all-IP from the get-go," added CEO Ken
Campbell. "Reaching this milestone gives us the confidence to report that we
are on schedule to meet our network commitments to both our stakeholders and
our future customers."
The first-call milestone clears the way for expanding the Globalive
Wireless coverage footprint, and for integrating and testing VAS services
across its planned coverage areas.
About Globalive Wireless Management Corporation
Globalive Wireless is Canada's newest provider of wireless communications
services. The Company will provide voice, text and data services to Canadians
on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of
wireless service presently not available in Canada. The Globalive Wireless
brand is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who
are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering
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