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Telus switches on 5G in five cities; adds Samsung to 5G vendor roster

Canada's Telus has announced the launch of its first-phase 5G mobile network in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and the Greater Toronto Area, with plans to expand to an additional 26 markets across Canada throughout the remainder of the year. 5G access is being offered to Telus customers at no additional cost on post-paid packages with unlim...
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Stonepeak completes purchase of Xplornet

On June 11, 2020 Canada's largest rural-focused broadband provider Xplornet Communications announced the completion of its sale to New York-based private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, whereby Stonepeak acquired a controlling stake following receipt of all regulatory approvals and financing. Xplornet says the takeover gives it new c...
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Bell claims Canada’s largest 5G mobile network at launch

On June 11th, 2020 Bell Canada announced the launch of its commercial 5G mobile network, claiming initial coverage 'six times greater' than rival Rogers' existing 5G footprint. At launch, 5G from Bell is available in Montreal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, following a rollout with technology partners including Nokia and...
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Telus launches 1.5Gbps fibre broadband

Telus has announced 'a new benchmark for home and business internet speeds in Western Canada' with the launch of its new 1.5Gbps download/940Mbps upload 'PureFibre 1.5 Gigabit' broadband service, available now to residential and B2B customers in British Columbia and Alberta. Previously, Telus' peak retail broadband package speed was a symmetrical 9...
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Canada delays 3500MHz 5G auction to June 2021

Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada ( ISED ) has announced a six-month postponement to the country's 3500MHz 5G spectrum auction, which will now start on 15 June 2021, with a deadline for receipt of applications and pre-auction financial deposits set for 6 April. Minister Navdeep Bains said in a statement on Friday that the delay ...
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Recorded Webinar – Coordinating data and alarms from multiple systems with NMLink

In this 30 minute webinar we will show how  NMLink can coordinate the data and alarms from multiple monitoring systems like NMSs, SIEMs, APMs with Service Desks, and CMDBs. All of that manual activity goes away and is replaced with a simple Integration and Automation system. ​ to easily connect all of your critical IT Management, Monitori...
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Bell, Telus both select Ericsson, Nokia as dual 5G suppliers

On June 2nd Bell Canada announced that Ericsson of Sweden will provide radio access network ( RAN ) equipment for its national 5G mobile network rollout. The announcement follows Bell's first commercial 5G network equipment supplier agreement with Finland's Nokia in February 2020. On 2 June another major Canadian mobile operator, Telus, also announ...
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Bell Canada sells 25 data centres to Equinix for 1 Billion CAD

Bell Canada Enterprises ( BCE ) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 25 data centres at 13 sites to US-based multinational interconnection and data centre company Equinix in an all-cash transaction valued at CAD1.04 billion (USD761 million). BCE President and CEO Mirko Bibic announced that the transaction reinforces Bell's strategy to fo...
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Bell, Videotron, Cogeco expanding rural Quebec high speed networks with government support

Bell Canada has been awarded regional government funding for expanding high speed fibre internet connections in 18 rural communities in Quebec covering 7,000 homes, businesses and other organisations, in partnership with the Quebec Ministry of Economy & Innovation's Connected Regions programme. Rival operator Videotron announced that it will co...
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The Inside Scoop on GPS Spoofing

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By Tyler Hohman, Director of Products, Orolia Defense & Security Most in our industry are aware of the threat that GPS interference poses, both in the US and overseas. GPS jamming is commonplace. Spoofing , however, is different than jamming in that it can be utilized in a far more devious manner. Both jamming and spoofing have a common goal – ...
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SecureSync® Upgrade Offer

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Save 15% on BroadShield GPS jamming and spoofing detection through 8/31/20   ​Current SecureSync customers are eligible for the following discount on jamming and spoofing protection through 08/31/20: Detect GPS and PNT interference in real time with BroadShield, the jamming and spoofing detection and alarm module for SecureSync. Now Available ...
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Bell’s 5G network 'ready' but launch on hold due to COVID-19

Bell Canada has put on hold its commercial 5G network launch due to the COVID -19 pandemic, its CEO Mirko Bibic told investors. Quoted by RCRWireless News, Bibic clarified: 'We are ready with our initial 5G network, but frankly we don't think that it's the right time right now to officially launch it for marketing purposes. I just don't think that ...
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Recorded Webinar – Automate Your Monitoring Systems to Service Desk Integration

Service Providers have the constant challenge of integrating and coordinating the data / alarms produced by multiple monitoring systems like NMSs, SIEMs, APMs with Service Desks, and CMDBs. With NMLinK, all of that manual activity goes away and is replaced with a simple, automated system This 30 minute webinar shows how the new NMLinK solution from...
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Telus mobile covers all BC communities with 1,000-plus populations

Telus announced the milestone of expanding its mobile network services to every community in British Columbia (BC) with a population of 1,000 people or more, with the most recent communities to be reached named as Gold River on Vancouver Island, and Ahousaht off the coast of Tofino. More than 99% of BC residents have access to Telus' 4G LTE network...
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5 Things That Keep Network Engineers Up At Night

Your network continues to face a barrage of security threats, and devices such as firewalls and security tools have increased in number and complexity. With this evolution do you still have insight into these 5 basic questions.  I ssue #1 "What devices do I have on my network?" Issue #2 "Do I even know when a change has been made to a dev...
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GNSS Security and Cybersecurity: What are the Parallels?

​In December 2015, Ukraine suffered sporadic power outages due to cyberattacks against three of their regional power companies. Hackers exploited deficiencies in the companies' network security architecture to disrupt operations and insert malware that would cause issues during restoration efforts. The US National Cybersecurity and Communications I...
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Videotron signs up Samsung for LTE-A, 5G rollouts

​ South Korean technology vendor Samsung has announced that it will provide 4G LTE-A and 5G radio access network (RAN) solutions to Canadian mobile operator and cableco Videotron. Starting in early 2020, Samsung will deliver LTE-A solutions across Quebec and Ottawa including Massive MIMO and dual-band base stations, alongside 5G solutions using 3.5...
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Monitoring the Industry 4.0 Network Infrastructure with IOTA

​The Internet of Things, commonly known as IoT, is no longer the "next big thing". In the last two decades, the technology has evolved massively transforming the industrial and manufacturing operations. But there are also other hot topics that are just as prevalent, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0. Chances are that you mig...
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Competition Bureau backs regional carriers, MVNOs in mobile sector review

​Canada's Competition Bureau has published a submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC's) mobile market review, in which it says consumers could save substantially on their wireless bills if major national cellcos Bell, Rogers and Telus were faced with more competition from regional carriers like Freedom Mo...
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NMSaaS - Webinar - IoT Management for Service Providers and Enterprises

​ Date: Thursday December 5th, 2019 Time: 2 pm EST  Join us for an in-depth look at how NMSaaS is empowering Service Providers and Enterprises to fulfill the promise of IoT data. For years IoT has been the "next thing", but until very recently real use cases have been few and far between.Now, NMSaaS can show you how we are delivering real...
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