TransLink awards Glentel $2.3 million dollar contract to replace wireless
BURNABY, BC, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Glentel Inc. (TSX:GLN), a leading Canadian
communications company specializing in wireless solutions, recently won the
bid to a $2.3 million dollar contract with TransLink to upgrade their SkyTrain
Wayside Radio System. The project, due to be completed in March 2009, includes
the replacement of aging wireless communications infrastructure with new
hardware that is supportable and compliant to the latest Industry Canada
spectrum requirements for the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd., an
operating subsidiary of TransLink.
"We have worked diligently to attain the bid, and are excited to work
with TransLink," stated Dan Lowndes, Vice President of Operations - Business
Division, Glentel. "Communication is such a vital factor in any industry; in
many cases, it could mean the matter of life and death. Together with
TransLink, we will endeavour to provide a reliable and efficient communication
system that can handle day-to-day operations as well as critical missions."
The British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) operates the
innovative and internationally respected SkyTrain advanced rapid transit
system. The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines make up the world's longest
automated light rapid transit system, connecting downtown Vancouver with the
cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey. SkyTrain operations and
management as well as support services will use the updated communication
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)
plans, finances, implements and operates an integrated transportation system,
with responsibility for major regional roads as well as public transit. Under
a new governance model introduced in 2007, TransLink has the opportunity to
expand services beyond Metro Vancouver, potentially reaching as far north as
Pemberton and as far east as Hope, based on municipal agreements. We provide
services through contractors and our wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Coast
Mountain Bus Co., BCRTC (SkyTrain) and West Coast Express commuter rail.
Glentel (TSX: GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable
telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United States.
Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., Glentel comprises two
operating divisions - Retail and Business - that service thousands of
consumers and commercial telecommunications customers. To its business and
government customers, Glentel offers wireless engineering and service, rental
equipment, satellite and terrestrial network systems, tower sites, and
wireless asset monitoring. Together with its divisions, the company boasts
more than 250 locations across Canada located in retail malls, Costco
Wholesale stores, and business centers. As the largest multi-carrier mobile
phone retailer in Canada, it offers consumers a choice of network carrier and
wireless device or phone. Glentel operates its business under the trading
names Glentel Wireless, WirelessWave, The Telephone Booth (Tbooth and la
cabine T) and WIRELESS etc.
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