|First Wi-Fi Based WiMAX
Wireless Network to be Deployed Across Montreal
Other topics: WiMAX Modems,
Mobile WiMAX Amplifiers
JUne 14, 2007
Official project launch planned for September
Montreal, Canada -- Montreal will soon become the first Canadian city to deliver
and mobile IP telephony to residents. A new WiMAX based Wi-Fi network is
deployed across the metropolitan area thanks to a joint venture between
Quebec-based businesses: independent Internet service provider
and Nomade TÚlÚcom, wireless network installer and operator. Until early
lagged behind other major metropolitan areas in entering the era of
access. This will change in September when new wireless services will be
available first to residents of Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal
neighbourhood. By 2009,
the network will expand to blanket nearly 300 square kilometres of
approximately 90% of residents. It will provide an affordable
alternative to the
oligopoly maintained by companies currently providing telephone,
The mission of this joint venture is to create an alternative to large
Internet service and IP telephony providers by offering quality services
the best possible prices. "For less than $30 per month, Montreal
will soon be able to have wireless Internet access and IP telephone
almost everywhere on the island," explained Daniel Robichaud, President
Radioactif.com. "Wireless telephony, including voice mail, call waiting
free local calling will be available across the network with no per
charge, except in the case of long distance calls," he concluded.
The network has been designed to maintain its stability in the event of
any system disruption. "We believe that redundancy is the key to
reliable, always-on service, something we know from experience our
need," stated Luc Picard, President of Nomade Telecom.
The network will enable Internet access at speeds of up to 5 Mbps, more
than fast enough for most users' needs. This speed, comparable to
offerings from high speed cable and DSL providers, is possible thanks to
WiMAX-powered back-end of the network.
Once deployment across Montreal is complete, the partners will expand
their network to the North and South shores of the city. Plans are also
place to develop networks for Quebec City, Halifax, Toronto, Windsor,
Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
REASON FOR THE PARTNERSHIP
The complementary nature of Radioactif.com and Nomade make for a perfect
fit. Together, the expertise of these two companies will ensure success
the launch and development of citywide wireless networks across Canada.
The partnership will also allow the companies to offer independent,
secure wireless Internet and telephony networks to both public and
organizations with services such as camera surveillance and utility
reading and reporting.
A well-known brand in high-speed wireless Internet access,
offers subscription management, network access and a solid customer
infrastructure for Nomade. With the technical expertise and experience
required to deploy and manage reliable, high-quality and secure wireless
networks, Nomade will support the new network's WiMAX back-end and
technology required for mobile IP telephony and other advanced services.
To learn more about this exciting project, please visit
Radioactif.com provides an independent portal which draws hundreds of
thousands of unique visitors per month. A highly respected and
Quebec online business, Radioactif.com also has also a boutique at the
of Rachel and St. Hubert streets in Montreal. It is one of the most
independent high-speed Internet service providers in the province. To
Radioactif.com's site, please visit www.Radioactif.com.
ABOUT NOMADE TELECOM
Founded in 2005, Nomade TÚlÚcom Inc. is a company specializing in
consultation, design, development, installation and operation. Before
partnering with Radioactif.com, Nomade's activities were based primarily
Europe working with clients such as Vodaphone in England and Telia in
To visit Nomade TÚlÚcom's site, please visit http://www.nomadetelecom.ca.
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