Telecommunication

Context

Northern Canada lags far behind the rest of the country in terms of telecommunications services.

Actions

Working with an aboriginal community and a private sector partner, Atmacinta helped to:

  • Evaluate potential demand to establish a cellular service provider to serve northern communities

  • Develop the business model to create and operate a cellular service provider in the north

  • Access funding to validate the technology to serve the north

  • Create Canada’s first cellular service company co-owned by an aboriginal partner, including all negotiations related thereto with the private sector partner and inter-carrier relations

  • Promote the company and aid in its expansion from serving 1 to 11 communities

Results
  • Creation of a new Canadian cellular carrier

  • Network expansion