Cable & Telecom

Bell and GIRAT use solar power to improve wireless coverage in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

VAL D’OR, Que. — Non-profit regional fibre network operator Gestion de l’inforoute régionale de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (GIRAT) and Bell Canada today announced a newly operational cell site that will bring improved mobile coverage along Route 117 between Mont-Laurier and Val d’Or. Located at Dorval Lodge in Réserve faunique La Vérendrye, the remote cell site is also part of a research project with the Université de Sherbrooke to enable solar-powered infrastructure to minimize generator use in remote locations without access to electricity, says Bell’s press release. The new cell site is part of the Mobile A-T project, a partnership between GIRAT and...

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