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Telus posts 3.6% Q2 sales rise, although EBITDA falls 1.0% on COVID-19 factors

Canadian quadruple-play operator Telus reported that in the second quarter of 2020 its consolidated operating revenue increased by 3.6% year-on-year to CAD3.728 billion (USD2.779 billion), while EBITDA decreased by 1.0% to CAD1.359 billion and net income attributable to shareholders dropped 43.9% to CAD290 million for the April-June period. Telus n...
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Accurate Time improves Network Security

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In today's modern network infrastructure, millions of dollars are spent to ensure that networks are reliable, highly available, and most of all, secure! Cybersecurity has emerged as the critical area in all facets of the internet, yet still, there are often-overlooked areas which can degrade security measures meant to protect. One such example is t...
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Shaw Mobile launches for cable internet customers in BC, Alberta

Western Canadian cableco Shaw Communications launched its Shaw Mobile service on 30 July 2020 as scheduled, offering LTE services over its existing cellular network shared with its Freedom Mobile brand. At launch Shaw Mobile is being offered exclusively to Shaw Internet customers in British Columbia and Alberta, with mobile packages including a fre...
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Reduce the cost of tool sprawl with smarter network monitoring

By Jason Lackey, Network and Security Marketing, Keysight Technologies Monitoring tools have always been critical for ensuring network performance and security. Top vendors have designed new tools specifically for monitoring networks with virtualization, cloud infrastructure, distributed data centers, and edge computing. Way back in 2016, Enterpris...
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Shaw launching second cellular service, Shaw Mobile

Canadian cableco Shaw Communications, which already operates the country's fourth largest cellco Freedom Mobile, is introducing a new cellular service under the Shaw Mobile brand. The company announced yesterday (27 July) on social media that 'Shaw Mobile is coming' on 30 July, exclusive to customers in British Columbia and Alberta provinces, descr...
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Rogers posts 17% Q2 revenue drop on COVID-19 factors

Canada's Rogers Communications posted a 17% year-on-year drop in total revenue in the second quarter of 2020 to CAD3.155 billion (USD2.341 billion), largely driven by a 14% fall in Wireless revenue to CAD1.934 billion (with underlying 13%/17% decreases in Wireless service/equipment revenues) resulting from: lower roaming revenue due to global trave...
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Viavi's 13th Annual State of the Network

Viavi's 2020 State of the Network Study results are in. Over 400 IT professionals from around the world, across business size and verticals, completed the survey this year sharing their views on IT in a year that has seen its share of dramatic ups and downs. One significant new insight is the importance of understanding end-user experiences, especi...
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Cogeco Connexion posts 1.6% quarterly revenue drop

In its fiscal third quarter ended 31 May 2020, Canadian cableco Cogeco Connexion posted a 1.6% year-on-year revenue drop to CAD320.5 million (USD236.8 million), mainly driven by ongoing cable TV subscriber losses. Quarterly EBITDA also dropped moderately, by 1.1% y-o-y to CAD176.7 million. Cogeco's cable internet customers in Ontario and Quebec inc...
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Virgin Mobile Canada switches on Virgin TV

Virgin Mobile Canada – a sub-brand operator of Bell Canada – has launched 'Virgin TV', an OTT app-based service with 240 live and on-demand channels, for its home internet subscribers in Ontario and Quebec. Virgin TV works via iOS/Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. The app ena...
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Shaw quarterly wireline revenues drop 1.1%; Freedom revenues up 1.2%

Canadian cableco Shaw Communications has reported the results for its fiscal third quarter ended 31 May 2020, including its Freedom Mobile subsidiary. Wireline sector revenue including fixed broadband, TV and telephony declined by 1.1% year-on-year to CAD1.063 billion (USD782 million), including CAD923 million consumer segment revenue (down 1.3%) a...
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Recorded Webinar - IOTA from A to Z

IOTA is an innovative way for you troubleshoot network issues by providing Real-time analysis on a Network Link. Mike Pennacchi, Owner of Network Protocol Specialists LLC, will discuss how you can quickly deploy IOTA to capture network traffic and enable real-time analysis remotely.  You will learn how to connect IOTA to your network, start ca...
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Telus switches on 5G in five cities; adds Samsung to 5G vendor roster

Canada's Telus has announced the launch of its first-phase 5G mobile network in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and the Greater Toronto Area, with plans to expand to an additional 26 markets across Canada throughout the remainder of the year. 5G access is being offered to Telus customers at no additional cost on post-paid packages with unlim...
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Recorded Webinar - Optimizing Traffic Flow and Performance Monitoring Tools

As your network continues to grow physically and virtually and speeds increase up 100 Gig it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that all your security and monitoring tools have access to the real-time traffic that they need to analyze. Profitap and Mike Pennacchi, Owner of Network Protocol Specialists LLC,  explain the role a Network Pac...
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Stonepeak completes purchase of Xplornet

On June 11, 2020 Canada's largest rural-focused broadband provider Xplornet Communications announced the completion of its sale to New York-based private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, whereby Stonepeak acquired a controlling stake following receipt of all regulatory approvals and financing. Xplornet says the takeover gives it new c...
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Bell claims Canada’s largest 5G mobile network at launch

On June 11th, 2020 Bell Canada announced the launch of its commercial 5G mobile network, claiming initial coverage 'six times greater' than rival Rogers' existing 5G footprint. At launch, 5G from Bell is available in Montreal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, following a rollout with technology partners including Nokia and...
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Telus launches 1.5Gbps fibre broadband

Telus has announced 'a new benchmark for home and business internet speeds in Western Canada' with the launch of its new 1.5Gbps download/940Mbps upload 'PureFibre 1.5 Gigabit' broadband service, available now to residential and B2B customers in British Columbia and Alberta. Previously, Telus' peak retail broadband package speed was a symmetrical 9...
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Canada delays 3500MHz 5G auction to June 2021

Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) has announced a six-month postponement to the country's 3500MHz 5G spectrum auction, which will now start on 15 June 2021, with a deadline for receipt of applications and pre-auction financial deposits set for 6 April. Minister Navdeep Bains said in a statement on Friday that the delay wi...
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Recorded Webinar – Coordinating data and alarms from multiple systems with NMLink

In this 30 minute webinar we will show how NMLink can coordinate the data and alarms from multiple monitoring systems like NMSs, SIEMs, APMs with Service Desks, and CMDBs. All of that manual activity goes away and is replaced with a simple Integration and Automation system.​to easily connect all of your critical IT Management, Monitoring,...
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Bell, Telus both select Ericsson, Nokia as dual 5G suppliers

On June 2nd Bell Canada announced that Ericsson of Sweden will provide radio access network (RAN) equipment for its national 5G mobile network rollout. The announcement follows Bell's first commercial 5G network equipment supplier agreement with Finland's Nokia in February 2020. On 2 June another major Canadian mobile operator, Telus, also announce...
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Bell Canada sells 25 data centres to Equinix for 1 Billion CAD

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 25 data centres at 13 sites to US-based multinational interconnection and data centre company Equinix in an all-cash transaction valued at CAD1.04 billion (USD761 million). BCE President and CEO Mirko Bibic announced that the transaction reinforces Bell's strategy to focu...
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