The collaboration will bring TV white space (TVWS) technology to plug many of the gaps in service in Canada
In an important move that supports ISED (Innovation, Science & Economic Development) Canada, Redline Communications and RED Technologies announced a collaboration that will enable the deployment of terrestrial wireless broadband internet to communities in rural and remote areas, narrowing the digital divide in Canada. ISED Canada is the department of the Government of Canada with a mandate of fostering a growing, competitive and knowledge-based Canadian economy.
RED’s dynamic spectrum management technology enables wireless communications at relatively high data-rates over long distances. It also provides connectivity to large open areas where it would be difficult to deploy fixed infrastructure helping consumers and businesses in remote areas to get online.
Redline Communications supports RED Technologies as a Spectrum Access Systems for Canadian markets. This is especially important where 41 percent of rural communities are considerably underserved, according to Reno Moccia, EVP of Sales & Marketing of Redline Communications.
Michael Abitbol, COO of RED Technologies said, “After successfully launching our TVWS service in the United States in collaboration with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, we met considerable interest from equipment vendors and ISPs for TVWS in Canada. As in the US, Canada has launched major initiatives such as the establishment of the Broadband Fund to close the digital divide to meet the great demand in underserved areas across the country.”
Deploying the TVWS will pave the way for the introduction of RED’s 6GHz Automatic Frequency Controller in Canada and reinforces Redline Communications position as a leading-edge provider of industrial wireless broadband network connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications.