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Bell launches ‘5G+’ 3500MHz service in Ontario; prepares to deploy 5G SA core network

Bell Canada announced yesterday (28 July 2022) the availability of '5G+' mobile services based on 3500MHz spectrum in selected parts of southern Ontario, offering compatible smartphone users in Toronto, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Barrie and parts of Mississauga faster and more responsive 5G mobile network performance – claiming that in Tor...

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Rogers’ 6M revenue improves 6%; merger deadline moved to December

Canadian full-service telecoms group Rogers Communications has reported 'solid operational and financial performance across all business units' driving expanded year-on-year growth in the first half of 2022. Total revenue grew 6% y-o-y to CAD7.487 billion (USD5.822 billion) in January-June, with service revenue improving by 8% to CAD6.639 billion. ...

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Competition Bureau ‘needs more time’ to study Quebecor-Freedom deal

Canada's Competition Bureau said on Friday (22 July 2022) that it requires more time to investigate the proposed sale of Shaw Communications' cellular division Freedom Mobile to Quebecor – the deal which was agreed last month to allay competition concerns over the planned merger of Shaw with Rogers Communications. As reported by Reuters, the Bureau...

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Xplore Mobile shutting down next month

Manitoban cellular network operator Xplore Mobile, an associate of Xplornet Communications, has announced on its website that it is shutting down its services effective 31 August 2022. The company launched its 4G LTE network in parts of Manitoba province in November 2018 courtesy of spectrum and customer base transfers via antimonopoly conditions i...

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Rogers/Shaw merger: no resolution achieved by mediation with Competition Commissioner

Canada's Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications issued a joint statement yesterday disclosing that the mediation held on 4-5 July between the two telcos and the Commissioner of Competition did not result in a resolution of the Commissioner's objections to the pair's proposed merger. The statement added: 'The review process will continue as p...

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Shaw Business launches 2Gbps internet service

Shaw Communications' business division has launched 'Fibre+ Gig 2.0', a 2Gbps internet service aimed at supporting demand from businesses of all sizes across Western Canada to connect their data-heavy applications and cloud services. Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Shaw Communications, said: 'Businesses are more connected today than ever be...

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5 Best Practices for Cloud Monitoring in Network Management

Why Cloud Monitoring Should be an Essential Part of Every Company Network Monitoring Strategy Most companies are making use of public and private cloud assets which can lower hardware cost and enable efficient use of network resources but has the challenge of being able to uniformly manage the increasingly diverse network environment . This ar...

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Rogers, Shaw enter mediation with Competition Bureau over merger

Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have agreed to begin a mediation process with Canada's Competition Bureau to overcome the agency's opposition to the two telcos' proposed merger on anti-competition grounds. The Canadian Competition Tribunal told Reuters in a statement on Friday that the parties advised the tribunal that they wish to pa...

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Telus starting 3.5GHz 5G deployment in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Victoria

Canadian network operator Telus announced that it is beginning to deploy the 3500MHz 5G spectrum it won at auction last summer, naming the first deployment locations as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Victoria. Telus says customers with compatible devices located in areas covered by 3500MHz spectrum will be able to take advantage of an 'Unl...

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Rogers and Shaw agree sale of Freedom Mobile to Quebecor, subject to approval

Canadian telecoms groups Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have announced an agreement to sell Shaw's subsidiary Freedom Mobile to Quebecor on a cash-free, debt-free basis at an enterprise value of CAD2.85 billion (USD2.19 billion), subject to regulatory approval, as the pair continue to seek clearance for their own proposed merger. Rog...

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Tracking User Experience

Anyone who has tracked the network and application performance monitoring space over the past few years knows that User Experience is a hot topic. But what does it really mean? Understanding, click-for-click, what the users are doing, how long they have to wait, whether they are experiencing error messages, web pages that fail to load properly, or other connectivity issues are some of the elements that can positively and negatively impact User Experience. With mission-critical corporate applicat...

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StableNet® Enterprise- Automated IT Management & Business Service Assurance

Business Critical IT Current and reliable data is a crucial for making solid strategic and operational decisions. This data is the foundation for budgeting, forecasting, analyzing, reporting and lastly improving your business. Intelligent solutions are necessary to drive cost reduction, enhance resiliency and raise user experience. Solutions must work seamlessly across enterprises as well as business units. Three Solutions - One software StableNet® incorporates Fault Management, Performance Mana...

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Bell ready to deploy ‘5G+’ with 3.5GHz spectrum

Bell Canada announced this week that it is 'poised' to begin deploying the 3500MHz band spectrum it won last summer to expand and upgrade 5G services in urban and rural markets across the country. Bell says that the addition of 3500MHz frequencies to its 5G network will give customers a faster experience with peak theoretical download speeds of 'up...

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Rogers’ 3500MHz 5G goes live

Rogers Communications announced yesterday that it has started to deploy its 5G 3500MHz spectrum holdings, with the first location going live in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The company will continue its deployment across Canada, including the urban centres of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver and multiple rural areas. More re...

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Canada consults on 5G mmWave licensing framework

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has opened its mmWave Licensing Framework Consultation, proposing to make more 5G spectrum available to develop higher quality services and innovative new applications. According to ISED, the mmWave 26GHz, 28GHz and 38GHz bands are expected to support both highly localised mobile 5G service...

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Govt plans to connect all PEI homes plus further New Brunswick broadband rollouts

Canada's federal government announced CAD55 million (USD44 million) in funding to bring high speed fixed internet to an additional 11,000 rural homes throughout New Brunswick, with the rollouts to be implemented by Rogers Communications and Xplornet. A press release from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) shows a list of 249...

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Rogers and Shaw agree to put merger on hold to resolve Competition Bureau objections

Canada's Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications issued a joint statement on Monday stating that they have agreed to postpone closure of their proposed CAD26 billion (USD20 billion) merger in order to resolve objections by the Competition Bureau, which filed court applications on 9 May to prevent the consolidation of two of the country's larg...

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New federal policy aims to reduce tariffs and support consumers

Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Francois-Philippe Champagne, yesterday announced a new proposed policy direction in the telecoms sector which will require the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to put in place new rules to improve competition and support consumers, aimed at achieving lower pric...

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Globalive aims to boost its Freedom bid with Telus sharing agreement

Globalive Capital – chaired by Anthony Lacavera – has signed a 20-year nationwide mobile network and spectrum sharing agreement with Telus Communications, effective only in the event that Globalive is successful in its bid to buy Canada's fourth largest cellco Freedom Mobile – the company originally founded by Lacavera and currently a subsidiary of...

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Canada decides to ban Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks

In a long-delayed decision, Canada's federal government has opted to ban the country's telecoms operators from using Chinese equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE to build their 5G networks, and furthermore intends to order operators to remove such equipment from their existing networks. Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science...

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