Houston, Texas, United States, March 2nd, 2015
Infrastructure Networks, Inc. Announces Pilot LTE Deployment in the Gulf of Mexico
Infrastructure Networks, Inc. (INET), a leading provider of industrial LTE wireless broadband services to oil and gas and other critical infrastructure industries, is deploying a pilot LTE system in the Gulf of Mexico.
INET’s pilot deployment will be used to demonstrate the superior capabilities of industrial LTE wireless broadband service and coverage when coupled with 700 MHz spectrum that INET has leased from Verizon Wireless under the LTE in Rural America program. The pilot will be open to certain companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico that have expressed an interest in using the network for testing and planning larger LTE rollouts.
Houston, Texas, United States, October 5, 2012
Company Secures New Capital to Support Growing Communication Needs of Oil and Gas Industry Throughout North America
Infrastructure Networks, Inc, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to oil and gas and other critical infrastructure industries, has announced that it has raised a new round of funding from Altira Group LLC, a leading oil and gas investor in technology and advantaged service companies.
Founded in March of 2011, Infrastructure Networks has been rapidly expanding its holdings by acquiring licensed 700 MHz broadband spectrum. To date those holdings cover more than 150,000 square miles of the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, the Niobrara Shale in Colorado, the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin in Texas, as well as the Texas panhandle, parts of Eastern New Mexico and Kern County, California. In July of this year, the company announced that it had deployed five LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless broadband sites, establishing a firm presence in the Permian Basin area of West Texas. These are the first LTE sites to be exclusively dedicated to the needs of Critical Infrastructure entities, such as oil and gas exploration and production companies, and their launch makes Infrastructure Networks one of only a handful of companies, including Verizon, AT&T and Metro PCS, to operate an LTE network in North America.
Houston, Texas, United States, July 25, 2012
Infrastructure Networks Rolls Out The First LTE Network For Critical Infrastructure In The Heart of The Permian Basin
Infrastructure Networks, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to Critical Infrastructure Industries, has announced that it recently deployed 5 LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless broadband coverage sites in the Permian Basin area of West Texas. These are the first LTE sites to be exclusively dedicated to the needs of Critical Infrastructure entities, and their launch makes Infrastructure Networks one of only a handful of companies, including Verizon, AT&T and Metro PCS, to operate an LTE network in North America.
Traditionally, retail and consumer based providers such as Verizon have not focused their coverage on less populated rural areas. However, those remote areas, such as the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale in Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, are often home to a heavy concentration of Critical Infrastructure operations. This lack of adequate coverage has created a window of opportunity which has motivated Infrastructure Networks’ initial efforts.
Houston Business Journal, June 15, 2012
Houston Companies Look to Deliver Cutting-Edge 4G LTE Technology to Remote, Oil-rich Areas.
Backed by recent infusions of capital and a growing customer base, Houston-based Infrastructure Networks, Inc. is rapidly rolling out cutting-edge cellular data technology in a race to be among the first to bring 4G LTE (long-term evolution) technology to the oil and gas sector.
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Houston, Texas, United States, May 9, 2012
Infrastructure Networks Inks Broadband Spectrum Contract for Bakken Shale Area
Infrastructure Networks, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to Critical Infrastructure Industries, has announce that it signed an agreement to purchase broadband spectrum in the Bakken Shale area of North Dakota.
The Bakken Shale occupies approximately 200,000 square miles beneath the Williston Basin in portions of North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan. The formation was first described by geologists in the early 1950’s and has been producing oil since that time. It was considered an insignificant resource by most experts however, until rock fracturing technology became available within the last decade. Producing just 3,000 barrels a day in 2005, production rates had reached 458,000 barrels a day by the end of 2010. Advances in technology have led many energy industry veterans to estimate that there is currently as much as 10 to 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the play, which could be producing up to a million barrels a day by 2020. It has also been estimated that the formation could hold as much as 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Based on these huge expectations, energy industry players have rushed to the area in the last few years. There are now over 6,000 active wells in the area, making it the most active oil and gas play in the United States.