C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX-V:CMI) and Germany's Romantis Group signed a deal to accelerate "development of self-pointing mobile solutions" that will be based on C-COM's rugged iNetVu antennas and Romantis' satellite Internet technology. C-COM stated it is a multi-million dollar deal, but did not provide the exact amount. So far, the firms agreed C-COM would provide iNetVu antennas for ongoing Romantis projects, with an eye to working on further joint ventures. The firms plan to work together on complex emergency communications networks.
Myanmar Post and Telegraph has purchased Optelian technology to support building the country's cellular backhaul and backbone network. The Ottawa-headquarted optical networking company is providing multiplex systems that have integrated Ethernet functionality. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Searidge Technologies' intelligent video platform is being used for airport ramp traffic management at Florida's Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport. The technology will be integrated with Air-Transport IT Services Inc.'s virtual ramp control system, which will allow traffic to be monitored remotely in an operations centre. Costs for these solutions were not disclosed. The goal is to move aircraft efficiently and minimize the incidence of traffic jams, Searidge stated in a press release.
Huawei, whose Canadian headquarters is in Ottawa, signed a deal for a long-term evolution fixed wireless in Saskatchewan; the other party is SaskTel. The trial is supposed to figure out how possible it is to provide wireless broadband (with download speeds up to 100 megabytes per second) and voice to rural customers. Parameters of the deal, intended to replace existing copper wire infrastructure, were not disclosed. The trial will take place in at least three rural Saskatchewan locations starting in December, and will conclude in August.
SkyWave Mobile Communications' IsatData Pro satellite service is now authorized for use in the territory of the Russian Federation, the wireless data communications provider stated. Its satellite services for machine-to-machine communication will be provided through FSUE Morsviazsputnik, which operates earth stations for the Inmarsat mobile communications satellite system. SkyWave stated it has been dealing with customers in Russia since 2009, but will now be able to target sectors such as transportation, mining, rail and heavy equipment in light of the regulatory ruling.