Ice Wireless is a facilities-based mobile carrier operating in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut regions. Ice Wireless is a privately owned telecommunications company launched in 2005 to serve rural and remote communities in Northern Canada. The network was first developed in the community of Inuvik, a base for oil and gas exploration.
The term facilities-based tends to refer to the company's mode of deployment, constructing small-cell base stations to service isolated communities. The company provides 3G UMTS (HSPA+) services over B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz), and has launched LTE-A in March 2017 over the same frequency bands. To provide nationwide service the company has established partnership agreements with Rogers, Fido, and Videotron.
4G LTE channel widths for Ice's services are not clear due to the number of partnership agreements held. Ice's awarded spectrum licences predominantly appear to be 5 MHz wide.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
|Evolution||Status||Active [Launched 2017-03]|
|Max. MIMO||Max. Modulation|
|LTE Band||Channel Width||Status|