"It is a great day for us," stated Ken Campbell, CEO of Globalive Wireless Management Corp. "but an even greater day for Canadian mobile customers. This is the first of many calls and makes Globalive the first new provider in Canada to operationalize AWS technology."
The network team, led by Globalive Chief Technology Officer CTO Marius Armeanca, proved the viability of Globalive’s next generation wireless network with successful voice and data transmissions on Saturday, June 13 2009. The AWS band uses microwave frequencies for enhanced voice, mobile data, video, and messaging services.
"The increasing demand for smartphones that we have seen in the past year clearly demonstrates that consumers are becoming more and more sophisticated in their daily use of mobile devices", says Chris Robbins, Chief Customer Officer for Globalive Wireless. "With our all-IP AWS network we will be in a position to provide them with the enhanced mobility they are looking for."
The exponential growth of data traffic in all markets is pushing providers everywhere to build all-IP networks, but the challenge of replacing existing equipment means that it will take years before the legacy providers can qualify as all-IP.
"We have the advantage of being all-IP from the get-go," added CEO Ken Campbell. "Reaching this milestone gives us the confidence to report that we are on schedule to meet our network commitments to both our stakeholders and our future customers."
The first-call milestone clears the way for expanding the Globalive Wireless coverage footprint, and for integrating and testing VAS services across its planned coverage areas. [June 15, 2009]
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