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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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Are Network Packets really becoming increasingly difficult to collect?

By Joel Rudman - Director of Finance and Capital Markets at Keysight Technologies I recently read the Gartner Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD). Within the report it states that "Network Packets are Becoming Increasing Difficult to Collect" the reasons detailed were: Increased Virtualisation within the Data Cent...
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Prevent Network Fires with Baselines

As a member of the network team, your day is often consumed by rushing from one network fire to the next. What if you could anticipate fires before they fanned out of control? By baselining your service activity and component health you can identify hotspots on your network before they go ablaze. Understanding Baselining There's no need to arbitrar...
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Cogeco Connexion quarterly sales improve by 2.2%

Canadian cableco Cogeco Connexion reported that its revenues in the three months to end-November 2020 – its first fiscal quarter – climbed 2.2% year-on-year to CAD328.0 million (USD258.9 million), citing sustained demand for residential high speed internet since the beginning of the pandemic due to customers spending more time at home for work, edu...
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StableNet® Annual Release 10.0 – New Features

The annual update to StableNet® has been released. Version 10.0 offers important usability and performance enhancements. Within the GUI, the search menu has been improved and it is possible to specify multiple ranges per monitor to define the monitor status. Besides the possibility to set up StableNet® without root access, they have also improved t...
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Sunburst: The SolarWinds Hack, How You Could be Affected

A high profile attack is not the way to end 2020, but if you are an existing user of SolarWinds you may be one of the 18,000 potential customers breached by the recent hack using FireEye and SolarWinds, and affect your organizations ability to monitor the network. IMPACT On December 13th, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued direct...
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Thank You and Happy Holidays

Thank You and Happy Holidays!  2020 will be well remembered as the year with many new challenges.As we wrap up a busy holiday season truly like no other, we wanted to extend a "Thank you" to you — our customers — for the opportunity to support your business throughout the year. As we head into 2021, know that we're here and ready to take on th...
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Xplornet buys Metro Loop

Canadian rural fixed-wireless/fibre broadband specialist Xplornet Communications has announced the acquisition of Ocdotus, a fibre-based service provider in southern Ontario operating under the name Metro Loop. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Metro Loop provides fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in Hamilton and Haldimand County. Xplornet is...
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Rogers begins 5G standalone core network deployment

Rogers Communication has announced that it is starting to roll out Canada's first 5G standalone (SA) core network, in partnership with Ericsson, initially to serve Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, aiming to support future devices and chipsets as they become available. 5G SA – built on Ericsson's dual-mode 5G Core – will enable ultra-low lat...
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Videotron launches 5G in Montreal in partnership with Samsung

Videotron announced the launch of its first commercial 5G mobile network section in Montreal on December 15th 2020, with rollout to continue gradually across the city and Quebec's other urban centres, in collaboration with the operator's 5G network technology partner Samsung. A press release declared: 'This is an important first step in the deploym...
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Kemp Acquires Flowmon for Predictive Network Performance Monitoring and Network Detection & Response

Flowmon Networks, a global network intelligence company, today announced it has been acquired by Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience [AX]. The acquisition brings together application delivery and security services with deep network visibility and automated security incident response. Joining these capabilities together arm...
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SaskTel launches CAD50m rural FTTP project

Canadian regional operator SaskTel has launched the Rural Fibre Initiative, a multi-phase investment of over CAD50 million (USD39 million) to expand its 'infiNET' fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to an additional 30,000 households and businesses in more than 20 rural Saskatchewan communities over the next four years. infiNET currently offers s...
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Webinar: Let's Talk Security

Join Network Protocol Specialist Mike Pennacchi for a live network security webinar on Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 am EST. It's the next episode of Sinnot Wolach Technology Group Let's Talk Security Webinar Series, where Mike Pennacchi will demonstrate how to get the right network packets, filtering on GeoIP and analyzing historical data using I...
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Canada adds CAD750m to Universal Broadband Fund

Canada's federal government has increased the funding available through the Universal Broadband Fund to CAD1.75 billion (USD1.35 billion), an increase of CAD750 million from the original CAD1 billion allocated to the Fund in its 2019 budget, stating that the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of access to high speed internet. Via the F...
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Bell expands Wireless Home Internet to Atlantic Canada

Bell Canada has announced the expansion of its Wireless Home Internet (WHI) fixed-wireless broadband service to Atlantic Canada, aiming to cover 70,000 households in hundreds of rural communities in the four Atlantic provinces by the end of 2020, rising to nearly 200,000 residences over two years. Around 68,000 premises will be in New Brunswick, 86...
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Cogeco continues Ontario high speed broadband expansion with federal support

Canadian cableco Cogeco Connexion disclosed that it is expanding high speed internet to over 8,000 homes and businesses in the Ontarian communities of Arnprior, Chalk River, Deep River, Mountain View, Beachburg, Cobden and Glasgow Station, with a project investment of CAD10 million (USD7.6 million) including CAD 2 million contributed by the governm...
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Rogers doubles 5G cities/towns to 130; launches Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Canada's Rogers Communications has doubled the number of settlements covered by its 5G mobile network to 130, ranging from small towns to major metropolitan areas, claiming the expansion makes its 5G coverage 'ten times' wider than its rivals' current footprints. Rogers noted that the regional enlargement of its Ericsson-powered non-standalone (NSA...
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Little Britain gets Rogered

Major Canadian cableco and mobile operator Rogers Communications has completed the takeover of small independent internet provider Ruralwave, based in Little Britain, eastern Ontario. Ruralwave serves the townships of Brock, Ramara, Scugog, the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Municipality of Clarington, with 2,400 customers using fibre/HFC and fixed...
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