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Siemens Canada deploys wireless broadband network for First Nations Seabird Island community

The Seabird Island First Nation in British Columbia recently launched a new high performance wireless mesh network ...


June 27, 2007  


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The Seabird Island First Nation in British Columbia recently launched a new high performance wireless mesh network from Siemens Canada that provides the community with high-speed broadband wireless access supporting residential, educational and business communication requirements.

Siemens and BelAir Networks worked with local residents to deploy 49 wireless access nodes across the community.

The nodes, mounted on light poles, provide a wireless carrier backbone to support a variety of services.

Siemens said the scenic terrain is challenging and prone to occasional flooding and rugged weather conditions, which made the wireless network a communications alternative to wired solutions.

Our new wireless network offers a range of communications and revenue opportunities for us, said Chief Clem Seymour.

We will be able to create new services for the community and offer our local schools increased educational opportunities through new high speed connectivity.