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Happy New Year!

As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with open arms, our team will be returning to the office on January 2nd. The holidays have provided us with a much-needed opportunity to recharge, reflect, and set our sights on the promising possibilities that lie ahead. Here's to a year filled with collaboration, innovation, and growth!

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Telnet Announces Partnership with ASC Technologies

ASC Delivers cloud-based Recording and analytics Hösbach, August 26, 2022 — ASC, worldwide leading provider of software and cloud solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Telnet Networks today. The Microsoft Solution Partner is offering managed IT services to improve efficiency and security for small and mid-market organizations. Both comp...

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Xplore expands 100Mbps services in rural New Brunswick

Canadian fixed broadband operator Xplore (formerly Xplornet) has announced a list of 124 additional rural communities in New Brunswick which can now access its premium 100Mbps download/10Mbps upload internet speeds with unlimited monthly data. The latest rollout covers more than 21,000 homes and businesses, doubling the download speed previously av...

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Bell lights up first 8Gbps areas

Bell Canada has announced the launch of symmetrical 8Gbps fibre broadband internet access in 'eligible' districts of Toronto as previously promised, and says it will continue to expand availability of the 'Bell Fibe Gigabit 8.0' service across its footprint over the coming months. In addition to download and upload speeds of 8Gbps, the new fibre pa...

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ISED blocks Telus from acquiring Xplore Mobile spectrum

Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) has stopped major national operator Telus from acquiring mobile broadband spectrum in Manitoba from the defunct Xplore Mobile, which shut down at the end of last month. Explaining its decision to block the frequency transaction application, ISED stated: 'The proposed transfer raised subst...

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Bell plans to merge EBOX with Distributel

Bell Canada's CFO Glen LeBlanc has told a telecoms and media conference that the group plans to merge the operations of its subsidiary EBOX with alternative telco Distributel if the takeover deal for the latter – announced earlier this month – receives regulatory clearance. As reported by MobilSyrup, LeBlanc said: 'We will leave [Distributel] as a ...

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Xplornet Communications shortens name to Xplore

Xplornet Communications, Canada's largest rural-focused fixed broadband provider, has rebranded itself as Xplore, with Xplore Inc. now its full registered name, with the Xplornet Enterprise Solutions division now named Xplore Business. CEO Allison Lenehan said: 'For nearly 20 years, we have chosen to focus on providing broadband to Canadians who ha...

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Canadian operators agree to emergency roaming and mutual assistance commitments

Major Canadian telecoms network operators have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Telecommunications Reliability 'to ensure the reliability and resiliency of communications networks that are a significant lifeline for those in need during natural disasters, network failures and other impactful emergencies.' The action was ordered by Minister o...

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Distributel and Primus Canada to join the Bell group

Bell Canada has agreed on the takeover of alternative telco Distributel, a merger which the latter says will support its growth strategy in the residential and business segments for internet services. Bell said in a press release that, via new investment, Distributel – which owns brands including Primus – will benefit from expanded resources and ac...

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Rogers secures extension agreements with lenders to support Shaw acquisition

Canada's Rogers Communications has announced the completion of agreements with holders of senior notes to ensure bond financing remains in place if it cannot close its proposed merger with Shaw Communications before the end of 2022. The 'special mandatory redemption date' for the relevant bond holders has been extended to 31 December 2023. As previ...

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New Partnership Announcement – Aukua Systems + Telnet Networks

Telnet Networks is now partnering with Aukua Systems, Inc. to be the Canadian reseller for Aukua's industry leading Ethernet testing and monitoring solutions. Aukua is an Austin, Tx based company, whose products have been supporting QA and R&D teams at Network Equipment Manufacturer, Semiconductor, Military and Aerospace Telecommunication Servi...

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Rogers, Shaw and Quebecor sign ‘Definitive Agreement’ for sale of Freedom Mobile to Videotron

Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications and Quebecor announced on 12 August that they have entered into a 'Definitive Agreement' for the sale of Shaw's subsidiary Freedom Mobile to Quebecor's cableco/cellco division Videotron, under terms consistent with those agreed by the parties when they originally announced the deal on 17 June 2022. The tra...

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Bell’s 2.9% Q2 sales growth helped by strong mobile, residential fixed broadband performance

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) reported that total operating revenue increased 2.9% year-on-year in Q2 2022 to CAD5.861 billion (USD4.561 billion), driven by 3.8% higher service revenue of CAD5.233 billion – helped in particular by 7.8% mobile service revenue growth and 8.0% higher residential fixed internet revenue – plus media division improvement...

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Ontario issues eight ISPs CAD1.25bn to connect 266,000 premises in 339 municipalities

The Ontario government yesterday (4 August 2022) issued funding contracts worth CAD1.25 billion (USD975 million) to eight ISPs to expand high speed fixed broadband internet access to 266,000 unserved and underserved homes and businesses in 339 municipalities across the Canadian province by end-2025. The project forms part of the near-CAD4 billion '...

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Bell accelerating fibre to 8Gbps in Toronto; claims North American speed bragging rights

Bell Canada yesterday announced that it will introduce faster symmetrical fibre broadband speeds of up to 8Gbps next month in selected areas of Toronto, claiming that this will give it the fastest internet speeds of any major North American provider. Having already claimed the fastest download/upload speeds amongst major Canadian providers with the...

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Videotron takes a bite of Ontario market with Burger buyout

Quebecor, the parent of Quebec-based cableco/cellco Videotron, has purchased smaller internet and TV provider VMedia, a move which signifies the group's intentions to expand outside its home province, reports the Hamilton Spectator. VMedia's customer base is primarily concentrated in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario province. The independe...

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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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