Monday, July 26, 2010

Cellular Services For Nain On Hold

Cell phone services for Nain will not go ahead this year.

David Torres is the Business Development Manager of OmniGlobe Networks.

He says so far they’re not able to secure a local partner to get this project off the ground.

Despite a fair amount of interest, Nain is currently not on the road map for services in 2010.

Torres says they met with the Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC) several months ago.

But OmniGlobe hasn’t heard from LIDC since then.

He says access to a Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) is already available.

PSTN is a switch to access the local telephone networks.

This means that once a partner is found, things should move along quickly.

He says they are trying to install cellular services for both the communities of Nain and Hopedale.

Torres adds that OmniGlobe and Lynx Mobility hope the private partner would be able to provide services for both communities.

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