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Canadian LEOs challenge SpaceX’s offering, Gov. subsidy

telecom | 05/16/2022 7:04 pm EDT

Players in the low-earth orbit satellite (LEOs) space are casting doubt on  Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) ability to perform in the Canadian market three days after the government announced that it would spend more than $1 million from the Universal...

CRTC approves Northwestel internet tariffs

telecom | 01/27/2022 3:53 pm EST

The CRTC approved two internet tariffs from BCE Inc.’s Northwestel Thursday, over objections from some stakeholders in the north. In October 2020 the telecom filed tariff notice (TN) 1099 which would have introduced three new internet packages. The first would see cable- and fibre-to-the-premises- (FTTP) areas offered 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload speeds for $160.95 per month for residential customers and $299.95 per month for business...

Going public gives ‘more optionality’ for funding LEOS, Telesat CEO says

telecom | 11/24/2020 7:04 pm EST

A corporate restructuring that will see Telesat Holdings Inc. go public and...

LEO providers aiming to meet gov’t connectivity goals within 3 years

telecom | 11/18/2020 2:36 pm EST

Telesat Holdings Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) both said Tuesday they plan to provide broadband connectivity to remote and rural areas of Canada seven years ahead of the...

FCC says Kepler can access U.S. market

telecom | 11/16/2018 4:16 pm EST

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a request by Canadian satellite operator Kepler...

LEO projects promise rural, remote broadband in just a few years

telecom | 07/27/2018 3:16 pm EDT

Three years after a number of big companies first announced they would launch global low-earth-orbit (LEO) systems that would provide internet connectivity to remote areas around the world, that space is getting crowded — including with some Canadian competition. If...

Telesat launches satellite said to improve Nunavut internet speeds

telecom | 07/23/2018 2:58 pm EDT

Telesat Holdings Inc. said Monday that the launch of its new Telstar 19...

Canadian, int’l satellite providers at odds on NGSO licensing

telecom | 04/24/2017 8:26 pm EDT

Canadian satellite companies are asking Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to ensure a level playing field with their international competition when it comes to the licensing...

ISED puts hold on licensing non-geostationary satellite spectrum

telecom | 06/16/2016 7:52 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has put a moratorium on the licensing of satellite spectrum used by commercial non-geostationary satellites. It said in a notice on its...

Experts question feasibility of low-orbit satellites for Internet

telecom | 08/25/2015 7:24 pm EDT

Some of the world’s most well-known investors, including Richard Branson and Elon Musk, are betting that new projects that involve putting thousands of satellites into low orbit will bring the...