Ice Wireless, Parallel Wireless Partner on Service in Northern Canada
The solution set includes Parallel’s multi-RAT node, software-defined radio and HetNet Gateway, which comes with self-organizing network technologies to ease installation
August 22, 2017
OTTAWA — Ice Wireless is an ISP covering portions of Canada’s northern territories where population density averages three persons per 100 square kilometers. The company is working to address this underserved market in partnership with Parallel Wireless, a company that focuses on “bridging the digital divide” through efficient designs of networks of small cells.
To expand its rural network, Ice Wireless is working with Parallel to deploy networks in conditions where access to backhaul and power can be difficult, according to rcrwireless.com. Parallel provided its off-the-shelf small cells and related solutions, which are designed to use any available backhaul transport and consume minimum power. The solution set includes Parallel’s multi-RAT node, software-defined radio and HetNet Gateway, which comes with self-organizing network technologies to ease installation.
“We’ve been innovating and trying to bring and blend all these types of backhaul together and also innovating on the software and automation side so that these deployments become really simple,” said Rajesh Mishra, president, founder and CTO of Parallel Wireless, from the same article. “What we are trying to get to is if a local TV antenna installer can install an antenna…you want them to be able to install our small cells. They’re not RF engineers, so they don’t know what’s the propagation, what’s the interference. We take care of all that automation with our software.”