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Rogers’ quarterly revenues improve 14% year-on-year

Canadian mobile market leader Rogers Communications' total revenue increased by 14% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021 to CAD3.582 billion (USD2.834 billion). Wireless revenue increased by 7% to CAD2.064 billion, with underlying mobile service revenue rising 2%, mainly as a result of a larger post-paid subscriber base, helped by higher roam...
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Bell 5G reaches Atlantic Canada – claims first launch in Newfoundland & Labrador

Bell Canada has expanded its commercial 5G mobile network to the Atlantic Canada provinces, announcing launches in Halifax Regional Municipality (Nova Scotia), Fredericton (New Brunswick) and St. John's, Flatrock, Paradise, Portugal Cove and Wabana (all in Newfoundland & Labrador, claiming the first 5G service in the province). 5G from Bell is ...
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Telus launches ‘PureFibre X’ 2.5Gbps internet speeds

Telus has claimed the launch of Canada's fastest consumer internet service, with upload and download speeds of 2.5Gbps. The 'PureFibre X' service is initially available in parts of Calgary, with plans to expand coverage to other locations across Alberta province and British Columbia in the coming months. In its press release, Telus also highlighted...
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Eastlink to begin 5G deployment this summer

Canadian cableco and mobile operator Eastlink has disclosed plans to begin 5G network deployment before the end of this summer, initially in the company's largest market of Halifax, Nova Scotia. TeleGeography notes that Eastlink – privately owned by the Bragg family – is participating in Canada's 3500MHz 5G licence auction, which is ongoing after b...
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Bell MTS expands Wireless Home Internet to rural Manitoban communities

Bell MTS – part of Bell Canada – has launched its Wireless Home Internet (WHI) service in Manitoba, bringing enhanced broadband access to eligible homes in twelve communities, with approximately 40,000 rural and remote premises planned for coverage by the end of 2021, as part of Bell's broader plan to eventually offer WHI to a million rural househo...
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Rogers claims 50% 5G population coverage; network reaches Nova Scotia

Rogers Communications has expanded its 5G mobile network to parts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with further expansion to neighbouring communities expected soon. Rogers highlights that it remains the sole 5G network operator in the Atlantic Canada provinces, where its 5G services are also available in twelve communities across New Brunswick. Rogers also...
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Bell, Telus 5G reaches Ottawa; Rogers claims 5G first in Saint John

The 5G mobile networks of Bell Canada and Telus are now live in the country's capital city Ottawa, reports iphoneincanada.ca. A Bell spokesperson confirmed to the blog site that its 5G network officially went live in Ottawa on the morning of 3 June, while Bell and Telus utilise extensive bilateral network sharing including 5G. Bell Canada has also ...
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TekSavvy cancels mobile ambitions, scales back investments after CRTC wholesale reversal

Canadian ISP TekSavvy has withdrawn from the country's 3.5GHz 5G mobile licence auction taking place later this month, due to the recent decision by the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to scrap the wholesale fixed internet access rate reductions proposed in 2019 and revert to higher rates set in 2016. As a resul...
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Bell reaches 35% 5G coverage, aims for 70% by year-end

Bell Canada announced that its 5G mobile network is now available to approximately 35% of the national population and is 'on track' to reach 'up to 70%' by the end of the year – significantly higher than a previously issued coverage target of around 50%. This week Bell and its vendor partners led by Ericsson and Nokia completed 5G expansion to 23 n...
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Mr Champagne uncorks 6GHz band to triple Canada's Wi-Fi spectrum

Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has announced the decision to open the 6GHz band, providing an additional 1,200MHz to triple the licence-exempt spectrum available for Wi-Fi with the aims of boosting competition, rural connectivity and the effective deployment of Wi-Fi and 5G technologies. Heraldin...
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Xplornet buys TowerCo’s tower assets in Manitoba

Rural-focused Canadian broadband provider Xplornet Communications has closed the acquisition of TowerCo's tower assets in Manitoba. Xplornet said the acquisition of more than 160 wireless communications towers located across rural Manitoba will support its infrastructure investment plans to accelerate the deployment of 5G-ready broadband networks a...
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Rogers Q1 revenues climb 2%, driven by fixed broadband growth

Canadian fixed and mobile operator Rogers Communications' total revenue reached CAD3.488 billion (USD2.780 billion) in Q1 2021, up 2% from CAD3.416 billion reported in Q1 2020. Total service revenue dropped by 1% year-on-year to CAD3.021 billion, as Wireless division turnover fell slightly from CAD2.077 billion in 1Q20 to CAD2.074 billion in the la...
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Shaw quarterly revenues: mobile up 8.5%, fixed services down 0.8%

Canada's Shaw Communications reported a 1.8% year-on-year improvement in total revenues for its fiscal second quarter ending 28 February 2021, to CAD1.387 billion (USD1.106 billion), with a 6.2% EBITDA increase to CAD637 million and a 29.9% hike in three-month net profit to CAD217 million. During the quarter, the group added 82,300 net mobile subsc...
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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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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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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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