Pathcom Wireless Tackles Telecommunications Challenges Beyond the Urban Sphere

    COCHRANE, AB, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Pathcom Wireless Inc. is pleased to
announce the sale of its rural residential business and 3.5GHz licensed
spectrum to Barrett Broadband Networks. The sale marks Pathcom's refined focus
on its core business of providing wireless communications services to meet the
requirements of commercial customers in remote underserved locations.
    Pathcom will assist Barrett to ensure a smooth transition of services to
Barrett's network. Pathcom intends to collaborate with Barrett to access WiMAX
spectrum in remote areas where Pathcom serves the resource development
industry. Pathcom continues to serve the oil and gas sector locally and
internationally using "best fit" managed wireless systems including satellite,
microwave and WiMAX technologies.

    An APEGGA registered engineering company, Pathcom will continue to
engineer, furnish, install and manage private networks including IP hosting
services for video conferencing, video surveillance, VoIP and managed
Transparent LAN Service (TLS). Pathcom has designed and furnished specialized
communications systems to serve the oil and gas industry, governments and
utility companies since 1981.

    Barrett - through its Xplornet brand - is Canada's largest and fastest
growing wireless provider of rural broadband, with customers and dealers in
every province and territory. Barrett's vision is to level the playing field
and bridge the digital divide for rural Canadians by ensuring that every
Canadian, regardless of where they live, work or play, has access to real
broadband, enabling them to compete effectively in the global economy, as well
as providing access to government and educational services.

For further information:

For further information: To learn more about Pathcom's services, please
contact Terri Phipps at (403) 770-4711 or; For information on
Barrett Xplore, please contact Morten Paulsen at (403) 399-3377 or

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