Friday, October 25, 2002
Aliant Mobility invests $1.8 million in new digital wireless sites in Northern New Brunswick
Saint John, NB –
Aliant Mobility announced today the completion of four new digital wireless sites in Northern New Brunswick, further boosting the digital network in that region.
A digital site is complete in Caraquet, which is one of many sites planned for the Acadian Peninsula region of Northern New Brunswick. Aliant Mobility is planning to build additional facilities for Lameque, Shippagan and Tracadie-Sheila and a digital wireless corridor will be completed on the route between Bathurst and Caraquet in the coming weeks.
Three digital sites have been completed as part of a number of new sites expected by the end of the year to cover the corridor from Bathhurst to Campbellton. This build will serve customers in the area and will also address the upcoming needs associated with the Canada Winter Games 2003, hosted by Bathurst-Campbellton. These sites will service Campbellton and Dalhousie areas.
“These sites are an important part of Aliant’s ongoing investment in our digital wireless network throughout Atlantic Canada,” says Chuck Hartlen, Vice-President, Aliant Mobility. “And with 3,200 athletes and over 10,000 spectators expected for the 2003 Canada Winter Games in Bathurst-Campbellton, this expansion will service a significant need in that region.”
Aliant is involved in a year-long expansion program of its digital wireless network. The company has committed to more than 75 new digital sites across Atlantic Canada, an investment of more than $60 million. According to Hartlen, the new facilities will extend access and bring enhanced functionality to customers.
Aliant Mobility has the most extensive digital coverage in the Atlantic region. “We’re dedicated to an aggressive expansion of our digital coverage, so more of our customers can enjoy the many benefits that come with this service. Digital customers will enjoy longer battery life, enhanced privacy, better voice clarity and they can even access the Internet,” said Hartlen.
Leading edge technology, combined with a strong commitment to the people of the Atlantic Region, have combined to make Aliant Mobility the leading provider of wireless services in the Atlantic Provinces, said Hartlen.
Aliant is a recognised leader in communications and information technology. From its headquarters in eastern Canada, Aliant develops pacesetting telecommunications technologies and commercialises them for customers, and for export through partners world wide. Aliant complements its industry-leading telecommunications business with strengths in developing information technology and knowledge services applications. The company's 10,200 employees collaborate to deliver the highest quality of customer service, while consistently demonstrating innovative capabilities that drive growth in existing and new markets. Aliant is a TSX 100 company with a market capitalisation of approximately $4 billion. More information on Aliant may be found on our Web site at www.aliant.ca.
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