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ISED approves Rogers and Ecotel spectrum sharing

telecom | 11/03/2017 5:31 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) approved on Friday the issuing of four subordinate licences from Rogers Communications Inc. to Ecotel Inc. on Thursday. This agreement will be for communities in Eastern and Southern Quebec, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Rogers will retain control of the spectrum license, ISED said. Such subordinate licences are required in cases of spectrum sharing and other similar agreements, according to ISED’s rules. “Approval of these subordinate licences does not change the overall distribution of...

Connect to Innovate announces first projects

telecom | 09/01/2017 10:09 am EDT

The federal government says that it will allocate almost $13 million from its Connect to Innovate program to Ambra Solutions Inc. to improve internet service in rural Quebec. The funding will be distributed towards 10 communities throughout the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean...

Scheer backs Que. calls for roadside wireless coverage

telecom | 07/25/2017 4:42 pm EDT

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer has added his voice to a campaign in Quebec...