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Bell Q3 service revenue climbs 5.9%; LTE coverage reaches 99%

Bell Canada Enterprises ( BCE ) reports that its total revenue grew 5.0% year-on-year in Q3 2017 to CAD5.678 billion (USD4.425 billion), whilst underlying service revenue climbed 5.9%. Adjusted EBITDA was up 5.9% in three months ended 30 September 2017, yielding an improved EBITDA margin of 41.7%, on continued strong wireless growth, improved wirel...
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Feds ditch 80,000 PSTN lines for Telus VoIP; replace Rogers with Bell in CAD432m mobile deal

Telus Communications has won a CAD176 million (USD140.6 million) seven-year contract with the Canadian federal government's Shared Services Canada to provide VoIP telephony, instant messaging and desktop videoconferencing. The deal is in conjunction with a federal decision to axe 80,000 traditional landlines in favour of VoIP; Shared Services Canad...
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Telus claims Canada-first LAA test on live commercial network

Telus has completed tests of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on indoor and outdoor live LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks in Canada, claiming a national first. The tests delivered download speeds of 970Mbps indoors and 966Mbps outdoors using 80MHz of aggregated spectrum, and Telus noted that LAA is one of the key LTE-Advanced Pro technologies that will ...
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Spectracom Product Software Notification

Telnet Networks is pleased to notify you of the availability of a new version of software for Spectracom's SecureSync and NetClock 9400 series synchronization systems.  Download the V5.7.1 release below featuring: ​ The Talen-X BroadShield feature requiring license SS-OPT-BSH. This optional functionality offers spoofing and jamming protection ...
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Northwestel building Nunavut backbone satellite network with government funding

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) announced yesterday that CAD50 million (USD41 million) of government funding has been allocated to a project to deploy a backbone satellite network supporting higher-speed internet for all 25 communities across Nunavut, the far northern region governed by indigenous peoples. The funding – p...
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CRTC interim wholesale broadband access rates take effect in Ontario, Quebec

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has imposed interim rates for 'disaggregated' wholesale high speed access services in Ontario and Quebec, applicable to the two provinces' largest copper/fibre access network operator Bell Canada, as well as the three largest cablecos in Ontario/Quebec – Rogers, Videotron and Co...
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Canadian 600MHz auction consultation launched

The Canadian telecoms ministry – Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) – has launched a consultation on a licensing framework for the auction of mobile spectrum licences in the 614MHz-698MHz (600MHz) band, aiming to boost competition, investment and business opportunities in all regions of the country. Interested parties – in...
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Telus matches Bell’s 4C LTE-A footprint; launches SD-WAN NaaS solution

Canadian carrier Telus has revealed that its recently-launched 'Quad-Band LTE' – four-carrier aggregation (4C) LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) – high speed mobile data services have been expanded to cover 38 markets across eight provinces, mirroring a previous announcement from rival Bell Canada, with which Telus has nationwide joint network investment/sharin...
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Viavi’s 10th ‘State of the Network’ study probes security threats

 Viavi Solutions today released the results of its 10th annual State of the Network global study, which focuses on the growing issue of security threats. Now available for download, respondents included 1,035 CIOs, IT directors, and network engineers. "Enterprise network teams are expending more time and resources than ever before to battle se...
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Four-band carrier aggregation LTE-A in 40 cities soon, says Bell

Bell Canada has announced that its quad-band (four-band carrier aggregation) LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network with theoretical download speeds of up to 750Mbps is now available in nearly 40 cities/communities in eight provinces across Canada. Bell began deploying the advanced 750Mbps-capable network configuration, supported by 256QAM technology, in Apr...
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Telus acquires local telco Raftview Communications

Canadian major telco Telus Communications has purchased Raftview Communications, a local cable TV and telecoms network operator in Clearwater and Barriere in the province of British Columbia. Paul Caissie, the owner of Raftview, which has been in business for 30 years, said of the takeover: 'We feel the time is right to transition our business for ...
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Prevent Petya Ransomware by disabling SMBv1 on your Network

Petya \ GoldenEye encrypts entire disks  A new variant of Petya ransomware, also known as Petrwrap, NotPetya, or GoldenEye, is spreading rapidly with the help of the same Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that the WannaCry ransomware abused to infect 300,000 systems and servers worldwide in just 72 hours. Petya ransomware has been delivered via phis...
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Orolia improves Spectracom SecureSync GPS threat mitigation through partnership with Talen-X

 Orolia announces integration of its Spectracom SecureSync with Talen-X's BroadShield Interference and Spoofing Detection technology. Through the strategic partnership with Talen-X, Orolia is now able to provide improved protection against emerging GPS threats in their Spectracom brand of products, including the SecureSync precision time and f...
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SaskTel reaches 200,000 fibre premises passed; upgrades internet in 46 Indigenous/First Nations communities

Canadian provincial full-service operator SaskTel has announced that its 'infiNET' branded fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network services are available to more than 200,000 homes and businesses throughout Saskatchewan. In a deployment beginning in 2011, SaskTel has now completed infiNET rollout in Estevan, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Swift C...
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Telus, Huawei hail successful 5G wireless-to-the-premises pilot

Canadian operator Telus and Chinese technology partner Huawei have claimed a 'significant breakthrough' with a successful 5G pilot of live point-to-multipoint (P2MP) connections over commercial central office and transport network infrastructure using equipment based on 3GPP 5G foundational technologies, utilising 28GHz band frequencies. A press re...
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Eastlink expands gigabit availability

 Canadian cableco Eastlink has given an update on its ongoing investment in high speed fibre-optic networks including expansion of gigabit-capable internet services, in response to demand for 'real-time entertainment and connected home technologies'. Lee Bragg, Eastlink CEO, said: 'For years, we have been providing gigabit speeds and higher to...
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Canadian cellcos banned from locking phones to their network

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has introduced amendments to its Wireless Code, a mandatory code of conduct for providers of retail mobile wireless voice and data services. Starting on 1 December 2017 all mobile service end-users (post-paid and pre-paid) will have the right to have their phone unlocked (i.e. u...
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Shaw acquires 700MHz, 2500MHz spectrum from Videotron for CAD430m; sells ViaWest for CAD2.3bn

 Canadian quadruple-play operator Shaw Communications has entered into a definitive agreement with Videotron's parent Quebecor Media to acquire 700MHz and 2500MHz wireless spectrum licences in seven regional markets in Canada for CAD430 million (USD324 million). The Quebec-based multi-service cable/mobile operator is selling 2×5MHz blocks of 7...
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3 Things PacketViper can do that your Firewall Can’t

Three elements of PacketViper that are unique to our Virtual Minefield Zone™ (VMZ) and separate PacketViper from firewalls & NGFWs are the triggers, interceptors and the redirectors. With 'point & click' simplicity these features can be utilized to create the following deterrents that reduce traffic up to 70% and make firewalls, IDS/IPS and...
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Rogers buys Videotron’s AWS-1 spectrum in Greater Toronto for CAD184m

 Quebecor, the parent of Quebec-based quadruple-play network operator Videotron, has announced the sale of Videotron's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1) 1700MHz/2100MHz mobile spectrum licence in the Greater Toronto region to Rogers Communications for approximately CAD184 million (USD137 million), pursuant to a transfer option on the frequenc...
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