Nunavik to get cellular service in 2018 – Nunatsiaq online

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2017104 Views

Regional government will embark on first phase of fibre optic roll-out next year

December 04, 2017

KUUJJUAQ—The Kativik Regional Government has big plans to boost mobile and internet service for the region in 2018.

The regional government-run Tamaani Internet will launch cellular and mobile data service across Nunavik starting early next year, the KRG said this past week.

Nunavik remains one of the few regions in the country without a mobile network. Makivik Corp. delivered cellular service with Lynx Mobility to a handful of communities from 2010 to 2015, though both opted to end the contract after five years.

This time around, the KRG’s Tamaani will offer cellular and mobile data service to all 14 communities in partnership with a yet-to-be named wireless provider.

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