Remember Lynx mobility? This is the joint venture that is equally owned by an Aboriginal group Naskapi Imuun and OmniGlobe Networks. Well it seems they are expanding and will be holding a ceremony in Quebec on March 12th to celebrate. They are expanding into Kawawachikamach, Schefferville, Matimekush and Lac John.
Dr Jason Neale, President, Lynx Mobility said “This is a very exciting time for us as we prepare to deliver our cellular service to small communities across Canada. We believe that our affordable and reliable service will act as a tool to diffuse the social and economic implications of the digital divide”.
Read the press release here:
Lynx Mobility Inc., Canada’s first cellular
service provider co-owned by an Aboriginal partner and dedicated to serving remote communities across
Canada, together with Naskapi Imuun, the local service provider, are pleased to announce that they will
host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Kawawachikamach, Quebec on Thursday, 12th March 2009. The
ceremony will mark the commercial launch of the cellular service in Kawawachikamach, Schefferville,
Matimekush and Lac John.
Chief Philip Einish, Naskapi Imuun President, will host the event, along with Dr. Jason Neale, President of
Lynx Mobility, and senior company representatives. Acclaimed guests will include Elders and
representatives from First Nation and Inuit communities, as well as members of the federal and provincial
“This event is the culmination of months of dedication and hard work, and we are delighted to finally have
cellular services introduced into our region.” said Chief Philip Einish. “We are proud to be the first
community that is able to showcase this new and exciting solution.”
Lynx Mobility is unique in that it offers a sustainable partnership model with local communities. This model
enables them to locally brand and manage their own cellular service whilst generating revenues, jobs and
profits for their community.
Lynx Mobility also differentiates itself by providing an innovative technology that combines cellular
networks with satellite transmission in an efficient manner, resulting in a seamlessly integrated and
affordable solution that can quickly be deployed in remote areas. This solution consists of creating a local
network that is based on a well-established industry standard used throughout North America. The local
network is interconnected via a satellite facility to global cellular and telephone networks in order to
provide local, long-distance and roaming capabilities.
“This is a very exciting time for us as we prepare to deliver our cellular service to small communities
across Canada. We believe that our affordable and reliable service will act as a tool to diffuse the social
and economic implications of the digital divide,” said Dr Jason Neale, President, Lynx Mobility Inc.