Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2009
Keewaywin and Round Lake First Nations in Canada are providing IP-based GSM cellular services utilizing Lemko Corporation's Node1TM 4G Core Network solution. This delivers mobile communication to remote parts of northern Ontario, bridging the Digital Divide between urban and rural lives.
"The Chief and Council of Keewaywin is committed to providing a choice for residents and visitors in our community. The new cellular service is bringing our community the best wireless network technology choice in 2009," said Chief Joe Meekis, Keewaywin First Nation.
"Cellular service will help develop the potential for investment and job creation in the Far North. In addition, it will foster the development of knowledge-based expertise in communities such as Keewaywin First Nation," said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.
Node1 delivers an all IP, packet-switched mobile broadband cellular solution. It provides a complete cellular network at every cell site by local completion of all switching, control, authentication and CDR billing record creation. This approach eliminates backhaul, utilizes data-friendly IP lines to the cell site, and allows the operator to keep all inter-connect traffic on their network.
"Lemko is excited to help deliver cellular communication in their demanding environment," says Jason Osborne, Vice President at Lemko Corporation. "Node1's fully distributed IP approach transforms the operator's business model by dramatically lowering costs while providing economic development opportunities through wireless IP communication."
Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO), a First Nations tribal council, has established the Keewaytinook Mobile (KM) service and helps facilitate remote First Nations in developing local, community owned mobile telecom businesses to provide IP cellular phone and data services. These communities span a vast, remote region of Northwestern Ontario as well as in other remote regions in Canada.
Lemko is a premier communications software firm that provides a complete mobile network at the cell site (RAN), distributing the core intelligence to the edge of the network and creating a reliable, flat IP architecture. This next-generation technology eliminates backhaul, lowers data latency and delivers the industry's network vision for 4G cellular. This patented and highly scalable solution supports 2.5G, 3G, and 4G RAN technologies while offering full compatibility with existing systems at a ground breaking price point. Lemko is 4G-ing AheadTM with broadband mobile, homeland security and enterprise solutions. Lemko is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.
For further information, please visit the Lemko website at http://www.lemko.com, or contact Faye Vorick at 847-240-1990 ext. 228.