Ice Wireless is a telephone and internet company that provides a comprehensive and innovative range of services to residential and business customers. As the second largest digital cellular network in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and the only GSM network in Northern Canada, Ice Wireless has challenged the competition and led the way in technological innovations and breakthroughs.

In 2012 Ice Wireless partnered with Iristel, one of Canada's largest VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and CLEC service providers, to compete in a range of telephone services including VoIP and wholesale long distance


1999 Ice Wireless is founded by Tom Zubko using the TDMA standard, and becomes the first digital cellular network in Inuvik, NT.
Tom Zubko becomes Ice Wireless' first President.

2005 Ice Wireless acquires a license for the use of 1900 Mhz from Industry Canada for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Ice Wireless adopts the GSM standard.
Ice Wireless is federally incorporated.
Ice Wireless builds its first tower at Hidden Lake in Inuvik, NT.
Ice Wireless partners with Rogers Wireless for the provision of cellular services in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

2006 Ice Wireless expands service to Whitehorse, YT.
2007 Ice Wireless withdraws from Whitehorse, unable to compete with Bell Canada's monopoly in the Yukon.
Ice Wireless expands service to Yellowknife and Behchoko, NT.

2010 Ice Wireless introduces enhanced calling features such as call display.
Ice Wireless opens flagship retail store in Yellowknife, NT.

2011 Ice Wireless expands service to Aklavik, NT.
Ice Wireless makes first phone call by satellite.

2012 Ice Wireless partners with one of Canada's largest CLECs, Iristel, to provide local exchange services to Northern Canada, Ice-Iristel is the first to challenge the monopoly of Bell subsidiary, Northwestel.
Samer Bishay is announced as President of Ice Wireless.
Ice Wireless expands services to Hay River, NT and Whitehorse, YT


Coverage Map (Rogers Roaming)