Ice Wireless is a Canadian telecommunications company, launched in 2005, with a focus on providing services to rural and remote communities in Northern Canada. The company's headquarters are situated in Markham, Ontario. Ice Wireless was the first to introduce a GSM system in Northern Canada, originally designed as a scalable "small cell" system for economic deployment to remote locations. As the customer base increased, the company expanded its services to include 3G/4G mobility services, mobile broadband Internet, and fixed line telephone. Ice Wireless is a mobile network operator that owns and operates communication towers, facilities and radio access network equipment across all three Canadian territories. It provides UMTS wireless services with HSPA+ for data, utilising its licenses on the 850 MHz/1900 MHz frequency band. A strategic partnership was established with Iristel, the largest competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in Canada, enhancing its reach and service offering.
The company launched 3G UMTS (HSPA+) services over B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz) in November 2013. To provide nationwide service the company has established partnership agreements with Rogers, Fido, and Videotron.
The company launched LTE-A in March 2017 over the B2 and B5 frequency bands. 4G LTE channel widths for Ice's services are not clear due to the number of partnership agreements held. Ice's awarded spectrum licences predominantly appear to be 5 MHz wide.