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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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CRTC grants big telcos, cablecos stay on wholesale internet order

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved requests by Bell Canada, Rogers, Shaw, Cogeco, Videotron and Eastlink to stay the implementation of Telecom Order 2019-288 regarding final rates for aggregated wholesale high speed access (HSA) services until the Commission completes its review of that order. Earlie...

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Layers of Defense:Resilient PNT Cybersecurity

For a resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution you need to build layers of defense, which includes physical security to RF security, network security, application security and ongoing maintenance/support.. How Orolia Provides Resilient PNT Cybersecurity  Physical Security The simplest Denial of Service attack is to merely di...

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Rogers’ 5G reaches over 60 cities and towns

Rogers Communications has expanded its commercial 5G mobile network to five additional areas in Ontario – Ajax, Burlington, Grimsby, Oakville and Whitby – bringing its total coverage to more than 60 Canadian cities and towns including 25 in Ontario. Rogers, which launched its initial 5G services in January 2020 in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vanc...

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Continuously Validate Your Cyber Defenses

Even with advanced firewall technology, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and a wide array of security tools in place, businesses still miss clues and suffer major security breaches every day. In a recent survey, 50% of respondents said that they have experienced a security breach because one or more of their security products was simply not work...

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What Makes a Network TAP the Right Tool for Monitoring

In today's connected world, your network is one of your most important assets. An underperforming network is something you cannot afford, be it from a performance or from a security standpoint, because it can greatly hinder your business's capabilities.In order to ensure optimum performance and security at all times, network engineers need a clear,...

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Cogeco, Audet family reject takeover bid from Altice, Rogers

Canadian/US communications group Cogeco announced on September 2nd 2020 that the boards of directors of holding company Cogeco Inc. and subsidiary Cogeco Communications have rejected an unsolicited, non-binding takeover proposal from cableco Altice USA and Canadian counterpart Rogers Communications. Cogeco's statement said that the rejection follow...

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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

Time over the network

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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