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Cogeco Connexion boosts quarterly revenues 10.1%

Canadian cableco Cogeco Connexion increased its revenues by 10.1% year-on-year to CAD355 million (USD282 million) in the three months ended 28 February 2021, as a result of the DERYtelecom acquisition completed in December 2020, the cumulative effect of sustained demand for residential high speed internet since the beginning of the pandemic, and ra...
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Videotron buys Cablovision Warwick

Quebec-based quadruple-play cableco Videotron has acquired smaller operator Cablovision Warwick and its network in the Centre-du-Quebec region. Videotron CEO Jean-Francois Pruneau declared: 'We plan to invest in Cablovision Warwick's existing infrastructure in order to offer residents and businesses in the towns they currently serve our state-of-th...
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How to Bypass 5 Major Security Risks

Businesses continue to invest in advanced security defenses like next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (NGFW and NGIPS), data loss prevention (DLP), and other inline tools. These tools can significantly strengthen security, but may also add complexity, operational cost, and even risk. Mitigate these and other challenges ...
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Ixia Threat Armor Integration with Flowmon ADS

An easy way to relieve your security teams and strengthen overall enterprise security. The evergrowing number of threats and attacks starts to represent an issue to overall enterprise security. Various tools are deployed to provide multi-layered security and protect business assets. To not overwhelm security teams with thousands of alerts, a script...
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Rogers launches Wireless Private Networks for large businesses

Canada's Rogers Communications, via its Rogers for Business division, has launched a managed solution for Wireless Private Networks (WPN) that provides large businesses with a dedicated on-site wireless network platform to securely connect devices, prioritise network traffic, control sensitive data, and run business applications. The scalable manag...
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Canada gets public-funded connectivity rollouts galore

Rogers Communications has announced a five-year CAD300 million (USD240 million) public-private partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network, to bring reliable wireless connectivity to 99% of Eastern Ontario's residents and businesses. Rogers will invest over CAD150 million in the proje...
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Packet Brokers: One Device, Five Benefits to IT

If the term Network Packet Broker (NPB) is not familiar, now is the time to get acquainted with this invaluable and frequently overlooked device. Think of NPBs as helpful middlemen that sort, distribute, and optimize the flow of network data going to your monitoring and security tools. By receiving only the data they need and eliminating irrelevant...
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Telus implements cloud automation, slicing tech with DZS

Canadian fixed and mobile operator Telus has selected DZS' Cloud End-to-End Orchestration & Automation (E2EO) solution, described as a carrier-grade, cloud native platform designed to simplify and automate the deployment of any network slice and any service on any cloud. The deployment of the DZS Cloud platform will deliver automated life cycle...
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Rogers assisting Eeyou Mobility launch in Quebec

Canada's largest mobile operator Rogers Communications announced that it is helping northern Quebec start-up Eeyou Mobility launch its network, by providing wireless spectrum to enable connectivity for more residents in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in the region. Eeyou Mobility's website says it is deploying a 4G LTE mobile network thro...
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Samsung selected as SaskTel’s sole 4G/5G RAN/core network vendor

Canadian regional full-service operator SaskTel has selected South Korea's Samsung Electronics as its sole supplier of 4G/5G radio access and core networks. Samsung has agreed to provide an end-to-end 5G deployment solution including all hardware, software and associated expertise for the Saskatchewan-based telco. SaskTel CEO Doug Burnett announced...
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Cloud Monitoring Requires Visibility Into Network Traffic

Cloud by definition, tend to obscure things. As companies continue to move business-critical applications to the cloud, you may lose visibility into cloud traffic. A recent survey of cloud operations professionals revealed: 87 percent feared the cloud was obscuring security threats95 percent believed the cloud delayed the identification and resolut...
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Telus Q4 revenues: wireline up, wireless down

Canada's Telus Corporation announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2020, with consolidated revenues increasing by 5.2% year-on-year to CAD4.06 billion (USD3.20 billion). Wireless segment turnover decreased by 1.9% y-o-y in October-December 2020 on lower network (service) revenue and lower equipment/other revenue, but wireline division sales...
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Xplornet deploys 70 new towers in January

Canadian rural-focused broadband operator Xplornet has announced its latest batch of network tower deployments, noting that between its last tower update (in late December – reporting twelve new towers) and early February, it built and switched on 70 additional towers across rural areas. The new towers are located across nine Canadian provinces fro...
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Telus announces 5G and LTE expansion to smaller communities

Canada's Telus announced the expansion of its 5G network to several smaller communities, including Chilliwack in British Columbia, plus Fairview, Greenview, Smoky River and Wabasca in Alberta, enabling businesses and residents to access what the operator claims is 'the fastest 5G network in Canada'. Telus' 5G coverage map currently shows a presence...
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Identifying Network Bandwidth Bandits

Unmask Bandwidth Bandits The term bandwidth hog makes most network managers consider the usual suspects - from ill-timed backups to illicit P2P use. But bandwidth-stealing applications can be difficult to unmask and simply increasing network capacity won’t solve the problem. So let's discuss three commonly overlooked strategies and scenarios to identify bandits and avoid performance interruptions. Prioritized Video Push  Network teams assume video conferencing will consume significant bandw...
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Bell FY20 sales decline 3.8%; announces CAD1.2bn two-year investment in fibre, 5G, fixed-wireless

Bell Canada reported a 3.8% drop in annual revenues in 2020 to CAD22.883 billion (USD17.861 billion) with declines of 3.6% in service revenue and 5.5% in product revenue. The group posted a 2.8% y-o-y fall in Q4 revenues to CAD6.102 billion, as COVID-19 continued to impact consumer and commercial activity, including wireless product sales and roami...
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Rogers Q4 turnover drops 7% on wireless service revenue

Canadian cableco and mobile operator Rogers Communications reported that its total revenue decreased by 7% year-on-year to CAD3.680 billion (USD2.869 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2020, largely driven by an 8% decrease in wireless service revenue – mainly a result of lower roaming revenue due to global travel restrictions during COVID-19, and l...
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Distributel buys fellow Canadian telco Primus

Canadian telco Distributel Communications has acquired fellow independent operator Primus Telecommunications (Canada), which it announced will create a stronger brand offering residential, business and wholesale telecommunications services nationwide. Primus, founded in 1997, had been owned by US-based Birch Communications since 2016, whilst Distri...
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Webinar - Switching from SolarWinds to NMSaaS

If you are an existing SolarWinds user and concerned About how the recent hack might affect you and your organization's ability to monitor your network? Considering replacing SolarWinds as your primary monitoring tool? Join us on January 28Th. for this 30 minute webinar, as we compare the comprehensive NMSaaS cloud-based network management solution...
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Cogeco announces full launch of EPICO IPTV service

Canadian cableco Cogeco Connexion has announced the full commercial launch of its 'EPICO' IPTV service based on a technology platform integrated with Google's Android TV ecosystem, available now for 'the majority' of its customers across its Quebec/Ontario network footprint. Cogeco says the new service allows users to take advantage of the latest t...
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