Rock solid

Rock solid

Company with Atlantic roots poised for national expansion

ROCK Networks (Ottawa’s #1 Fastest-Growing Company by the Ottawa Business Journal, 2019), led by Joe Hickey, President and CEO, is poised to expand nationally in the wireline and wireless telecom industry. In May 2017, as part of its expansion strategy, ROCK Networks acquired Nova Communications, one of the largest end-to-end system telecommunication integrators and two-way radio sales and service providers in Atlantic Canada. In addition to Nova’s two offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick, ROCK has since expanded with offices in Ottawa, Ontario, and Holyrood, Newfoundland.

ROCK’s recipe for success stems from its identity as being both innovative and nimble, as well as building strong partnerships with leading-edge business partners such as Nokia, Motorola, Harris, and i-Valley, to name a few. These partnerships, along with ROCK/Nova’s technical expertise, are the key to bringing innovative technologies to market, such as 5G, IoT, NG 9-1-1, predictive analytics, and wireless PON. Being on the cutting edge of technology positions ROCK/Nova to best serve customers in many industries including, municipalities, public safety, oil and gas, construction, transportation, and fisheries and aquaculture.

Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, hits its stride in rural Nova Scotia by teaming up with the Municipality of Pictou County to design, build, install, and maintain the first of its kind community-owned rural broadband high-speed open access network in Canada. Nova Communications will bring over 35 years of experience in wireless integration to address the gap in rural broadband in this ground-breaking project. The formula for ROCK/Nova’s success in the rural broadband high-speed internet market is building a consortium of industry-leading experts and leveraging their proven abilities to deliver world-class solutions.

To reach ROCK Networks/Nova Communications or to find out more about the recent rural broadband high-speed internet announcement, please visit our website at or •

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