Nuvitik specialises in subsea fibre-optic cable internet service provider (ISP) operations and aims to serve the communities of Canada’s North with a reliable, high-speed, affordable internet and telecommunications provision. The Inuktitut word ‘Nuvitik’ is the ‘harness’ that will power and connect communities.
Nuvitik’s mission is to bring a telecommunications infrastructure to Canada’s North, building a bridge to the South. This extends to coastal communities of Labrador, Nunavik, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Highly respectful of local culture, traditions and heritage, Nuvitik’s operations will have minimal impact on the region’s fragile ecosystems, lands and marine environments.
Increased activities in the Arctic demand a communications infrastructure that provides fast data rates, low latency, guaranteed uptime, consistency and continuity of service. In this context, the people, governments, industries, organizations, scientific, research and other interest groups in the Arctic expect the same level of broadband service as other regions in Canada, if not better.
Our three strategic objectives in the Arctic over the next ten years are:
With the installation of a fibre cable broadband network, Nuvitik aims to break down the barriers that currently exist in Arctic information system capabilities. Partnerships with regional governments and close collaboration with landholding corporations and stakeholders will provide the means to enhance integration, innovation and fielding of emerging technologies. Government, authorities, health facilities, schools and colleges, industry, mines, tourism, scientific and research institutes and individuals will benefit on many levels.
The concept of governance involves institutions, structures of authority and capabilities necessary to oversee authorities, industry, public services, transportation and leisure in the region. Nuvitik will work to foster collective efforts to improve Arctic governance via improved communication, streamlined process and practices and data management.
Success in the Arctic requires a collective effort across both the public and private sectors. Such a collective effort must be inclusive of partnerships with regional governments, consultation with authorities, landholding corporations, collaborative forums such as the Arctic Council and Inuit Circumpolar Council; domestic partnerships; local engagements in Arctic communities focusing on education, training and job creation; and close intergovernmental co-operation to support national interests.
Beyond these three strategic objectives, there are a number of additional factors that will position Nuvitik for long-term success. These factors include