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No reason to deny TSPs access to secure telephony identity certificates: CRTC

telecom | 08/05/2021 2:10 pm EDT

The CRTC has determined that, unless a telecommunications service provider (TSP) cannot be trusted to maintain the integrity of the anti-call-spoofing protocol known as...

Mitel pushes back on incumbents in STIR/SHAKEN access debate 

telecom | 02/18/2021 5:06 pm EST

Mitel Networks Corp. has delivered a blunt reply to incumbents over their approaches to implementing the STIR/SHAKEN anti-fraud-call technology, suggesting that larger companies are seeking “anti-competitive, uneven, and discriminatory” regulations. In December, Mitel filed a Part 1 requesting the CRTC to mandate the inclusion of resellers in the STIR/SHAKEN rollout, arguing that if companies like it are excluded, they would face a competitive disadvantage, as they would not be able to directly attest to the authenticity of calls originating from their customers. This would be in...

Incumbents reject Mitel’s concerns about STIR/SHAKEN rollout

telecom | 02/10/2021 4:20 pm EST

Incumbent telecom providers have pushed back against a recent Part 1 from Mitel Networks Corp., which asked the CRTC to mandate inclusion for resellers in the STIR/SHAKEN anti-fraud-call technology. ...

Include resellers in STIR/SHAKEN: ISCC

telecom | 02/08/2021 3:25 pm EST

The Internet Society’s Canada Chapter (ISCC) has endorsed a call from Mitel Networks Corp. for the CRTC to instruct the agency in charge of implementing the anti-fraud-call protocol known as STIR/SHAKEN to allow resellers to...

Mitel wants resellers in on STIR/SHAKEN framework

telecom | 01/06/2021 6:50 pm EST

Mitel Networks Corp. has filed a Part 1 application requesting that the CRTC instruct the agency in charge of implementing the anti-call-spoofing protocol known as STIR/SHAKEN to allow all resellers to participate in the...

Non-profit gives tech leg up to telecoms, smaller businesses

telecom | 07/28/2017 4:09 pm EDT

Canada’s big three wireless providers are now cooperating on a...

Mitel selling mobile division

telecom | 12/19/2016 6:32 pm EST

Mitel Networks Corp. said Monday it is getting out of the mobile business, selling its mobile division for $350 million. In a press release, the Ottawa-based telecommunications company said it was off-loading its mobile division to Xura Inc.’s parent company, a holding firm called Sierra Private Investments L.P. Mitel purchased mobile software provider Mavenir in 2015. According to the release, Xura “offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a variety of mobile devices and platforms.” “Today’s announcement reflects a strategic decision made during Mitel’s recent annual business review to refocus the company exclusively on the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) market as digital transformation accelerates demand for...

Mitel to buy mobile software provider Mavenir

Media | 03/02/2015 2:50 pm EST

Ottawa-based networking technology company Mitel Networks Corp. said Monday it has reached a deal to purchase Texas-based Mavenir Systems Inc., a provider of software for mobile operators. Mitel and Mavenir said in a joint press...

Mitel reaches deal to buy Aastra

telecom | 11/11/2013 7:27 pm EST

Mitel Networks Corp., an Ottawa-based telecommunications technology firm, said Monday it reached a deal to purchase Aastra Technologies Ltd., headquartered in the Greater Toronto Area. It said the deal is worth $392 million in cash and stock, and has the unanimous approval of both companies’ boards of directors. Mitel’s specialties include...