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Bell announces the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada

Bell has deployed the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada to accelerate 5G network performance at the edge. AWS Wavelength is part of AWS’ platform for building and deploying edge applications. The other two components, AWS Outposts and AWS Local Zones, target on-premises and large metro deployments respectively. AWS Wavelength is designed specifically for communications […]

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TekSavvy calls for investigation of CRTC chair Ian Scott

Independent Canadian internet service provider (ISP) TekSavvy is calling for an investigation into Ian Scott, chairperson of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), for breaking protocols when meeting with telecom executives. In its filing to the Federal Integrity Commissioner, TekSavvy alleged that Scott contravened the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act by holding meetings with […]

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Canadian telcos waive long distance connection fees to Ukraine

Canada’s major telecommunication providers have all waived long-distance fees for connections to Ukraine, to allow Canadians to stay in touch with friends and loved ones there after the Russian military invaded the country on Feb. 23. Bell – Waiving all home phone and consumer mobility postpaid long-distance charges for calls from Canada to Ukraine until […]

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High spectrum cost a barrier to affordable mobile plans, say experts

At the Canadian Telecom Summit 2021, experts from across the telecom industry underpinned poor regulatory decisions for the sky-high spectrum prices that could trickle down to consumers. Earlier this year, the scarcity of 5G mid-band spectrum fueled an intense, all-out bidding war between carriers. When the dust settled, Bell, Rogers, and Telus, along with 20 […]

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IT outage hits Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare systems

An IT outage affecting healthcare services in Newfoundland and Labrador has entered its third day, with the largest regional health authority having to cancel all but emergency procedures today and likely Tuesday as well.  Each of the four regional health authorities in the province has been affected, Health Minister John Haggie told reporters this morning, […]

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Canada’s 5G improving in speeds and coverage, finds new PC Mag report

The coverage of Canada’s 5G network has improved dramatically, according to a report by PCMag. The report, titled Fastest Mobile Networks in Canada 2021, found that users can now access 5G on at least one carrier in every major city, compared to in only about half a dozen locations a year ago. Now, only rural […]

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Federal court rejects Bell and Telus request to block Videotron’s 5G spectrum purchase in western Canada

The Federal Court has denied Bell and Telus’s request to block Quebecor’s Videotron from purchasing set-aside mid-band 5G licenses in the recent 3,500MHz spectrum auction. According to Federal Court documents obtained by IT World Canada, the court has denied Telus’ motion because the arguments raised were untenable and do not raise a serious issue. It […]

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