OmniGlobe Networks, Inc.

OmniGlobe Networks, Inc.

July 10, 2007 09:44 ET

OmniGlobe Networks and Naskapi Imuun Partner to Provide Canada's First Rural Satellite-Cellular Service

Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Booth 37

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - OmniGlobe Networks, Inc. and Naskapi Imuun Inc. announce a partnership to deliver Canada's first nation-wide satellite-cellular communications service to First Nation communities. The service will be based on OmniGlobe's new satellite-cellular technology platform which will create a local wireless network providing First Nation subscribers with cellular services that are currently available only to urban inhabitants. The local network will link via satellite to global cellular and telephone networks, providing local, long-distance and roaming capabilities. The new service will be available in September 2007.

OmniGlobe and Naskapi Imuun's satellite-cellular service will be based on a revenue-sharing business model with First Nation communities. The shared infrastructure will enable First Nation communities to operate their own local cellular network, delivering mobile voice communication, text messaging and prepaid billing services to their residents.

"We're delighted to be the first to introduce this new service in Canada," said Jason Neale, CEO at OmniGlobe Networks. "The business model we've developed with Naskapi Imuun will deliver the obvious social and emergency benefits of cellular communications to First Nation communities, and provide them with a steady, recurring revenue stream without a large capital investment."

"Naskapi Imuun and OmniGlobe Networks have been working together on wireless broadband Internet over satellite services for over one year and it's extremely gratifying to jointly introduce another breakthrough product to the Canadian market," said John Mameamskum, Director General of the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach. "We initially set out to address the local demand in Kawawachikamach for cell phones. This demand has been further validated across Canada, and we believe that we have a unique and viable solution to offer other First Nation communities as well, with a subscriber base of over 155,000."

The satellite-cellular platform being developed by OmniGlobe mitigates the traditional latency problems associated with satellite communications. The services offered will feature:

- Voice services over commercially available mobile telephones

- Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging

- Prepaid billing

- Optimization for rural and remote regions to ensure least-cost use of satellite bandwidth

- Interoperability and roaming with North American cellular networks

- Future services evolution: Voice Mail, Multimedia Services, Over-the-Air provisioning

About Naskapi Imuun

Established under federal legislation in May, 1999, Naskapi Imuun is a for-profit corporation that is wholly owned by the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach (the "Nation"). The Nation is a First Nation located northeast of Schefferville, Quebec, with a population of approximately 850 registered Indians, who are also beneficiaries of the 1978 Northeastern Quebec Agreement, Canada's second comprehensive land claims settlement. As a successful participant in Industry Canada's Broadband for Rural and Northern Development Pilot Program and the Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund's National Satellite Initiative - Round 2, Naskapi Imuun provides high speed Internet services in Kawawachikamach, Schefferville, Matimekush, Lac John, and Squaw Lake. For more information, contact Naskapi Imuun's representative at 5800 Monkland Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 1G1, tel: +1 514-482-6887, email:, or visit the Nation's website at

About OmniGlobe Networks, Inc.

Based in Montreal, Canada, OmniGlobe Networks is a global telecommunications company that provides affordable cellular, wireless broadband Internet and VoIP services over satellite to geographic regions around the world where terrestrial telecommunications are unavailable, unreliable or just too expensive. Combining the most advanced cellular, satellite and wireless technologies with its own proprietary network management and bandwidth optimization techniques, OmniGlobe's solution enables service providers and local operators to offer fast, reliable broadband Internet and cellular services to consumers and business customers. In partnership, OmniGlobe provides the network design, equipment, installation, and 24/7 monitoring; while local operators handle service agreements, first line customer support and billing. For more information, contact OmniGlobe at 6600 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 750, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H9R-4S2, tel: +1 514-693-8949, email:, or visit the company web site at

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