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Iristel launches phone service in Iqaluit

telecom | 08/06/2013 7:41 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. rolled out new local home and business telephone services in Iqaluit, the company said. In a release Tuesday, Iristel said Iqaluit-based telecom customers can keep their existing phone numbers if they switch to Iristel’s service, and will pay “significantly less than what they are paying currently for their local telephone services.” "Residential customers can cut their local service phone bill in half and businesses can save significantly on office telephone systems and monthly service fees," Maged Bishara, the company’s vice-president of operations and national sales, said in the release. "It's simple to change, simple to use and everyone can keep their existing telephone numbers." Based out of Toronto, Iristel offers...

CRTC review should look at support for mobile, new technologies: Northwestel

telecom | 12/18/2012 3:02 pm EST

One of the top issues for the CRTC's upcoming review of Northwestel Inc. and telecom services in the North will be how to better support newer technologies like advanced mobile services, said Paul Flaherty, Northwestel’s president. “Lots of people are going to talk about the interest of having more wireless and higher speed Internet and things like that,” Flaherty said in a phone interview last week. “But that doesn’t really fall under the regulation we have today, so are we going to expand the form of regulation?” In a decision in November 2011, the CRTC said it would take steps over two years to end Northwestel’s decades-old monopoly on...

Northwestel hearing to review price caps, subsidies, other regs

telecom | 12/06/2012 9:04 pm EST

Price caps, subsidies and other regulations applying to Northwestel Inc. will be under review as the CRTC looks at the company's plan to “modernize” its telecommunications services at a public hearing in June, the commission said. In a notice of consultation issued Thursday, the CRTC said the...