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Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:35 pm EDT

Wednesday Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced a network sharing agreement for telecom service providers (TSPs) in response to the...

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...

The Wire Report’s guide to the 2021 federal election 

Media | 08/17/2021 2:35 pm EDT

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally called Sunday for a...

ISED ‘repurposing’ 3800 MHz spectrum band, dismissing Telesat proposal

telecom | 05/21/2021 5:38 pm EDT

The federal government announced Friday it is repurposing the 3800 MHz spectrum band to support 5G services, with an auction to take place in early 2023.  The department of Innovation, Science and...

Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEO

telecom | 03/11/2021 6:11 pm EST

If Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada doesn't approve Telesat Holdings Inc.'s proposal...

Telesat inks deal for high-speed modem chip for satellite broadband

telecom | 03/10/2021 4:10 pm EST

Telesat Holdings Inc. announced a new agreement with satellite communications technology developer SatixFy Israel Ltd. Wednesday morning, as Telesat moves towards launching its Lightspeed satellite...

Telesat announces LEOS constellation Lightspeed to launch in 2023

telecom | 02/09/2021 5:39 pm EST

Telesat Holdings Inc. announced today that the company will partner with French-Italian company Thales Alenia Space for the manufacture of post of its low-earth orbit satellite (LEOS) constellation, which it is calling Lightspeed.  In a Tuesday release, the company said it expects to offer commercial service over the LEOS constellation in the second half of 2023, and will feature an initial rollout of 298 satellites.  “As the world’s leader in manufacturing and implementing cutting...

LEO satellite service pricing still uncertain, conference hears

telecom | 11/30/2020 6:28 pm EST

While much of the conversation about rural broadband in Canada has recently centered on low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites, the business is a very expensive one, with huge capital costs and...

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...

CIB, UBF to collaborate on projects that fall between market cracks

telecom | 11/13/2020 12:08 pm EST

The $2 billion Canadian Infrastructure Bank rural broadband fund will seek...

Telecoms object to Telesat’s proposal to auction 3800 MHz spectrum

telecom | 11/10/2020 5:48 pm EST

A number of Canadian wireless providers have objected to a proposal that...

Feds boost Universal Broadband Fund by $750M

telecom | 11/09/2020 12:57 pm EST

The federal government announced the launch of its long-awaited Universal Broadband Fund Monday morning,...

Broadcaster pushes for new multilingual channel as COVID lobbying continues

Media | 07/14/2020 3:33 pm EDT

An Ontario-based ethnic broadcaster lobbying the government for funding to...

U.K. government-led consortium scuppers Telesat’s reported bid for OneWeb

telecom | 07/03/2020 4:38 pm EDT

A reported bid by Ottawa-headquartered satellite service provider Telesat Holdings Inc. to acquire competitor OneWeb has been unsuccessful, with a consortium including the U.K. government and Indian...

Telesat hires new CFO

telecom | 12/12/2019 3:40 pm EST

Satellite service provider Telesat Holdings Inc. has named Andrew Browne as its new chief financial officer on Thursday, following the retirement of Michel Cayouette.  Browne has financial experience in the satellite industry going as far back as at least 1995, according to a press release. That includes executive positions at SES most recently, as well as previously-held positions at O3b Networks, Intelsat, and New Skies Satellites, where he worked alongside Telesat’s current CEO, Dan Goldberg.  “His vast...

Some consumers uncertain about wholesale competitor quality: Comp Bureau

telecom | 08/07/2019 11:00 am EDT

Despite being “impressed” by the competitive presence of...

Telesat to detail supplier contracts for LEO constellation this year

telecom | 08/01/2019 7:09 pm EDT

A week after Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced an $85-million investment and a memorandum of understanding that tips as much as $600 million in federal government investments over the next...

‘Many’ in the North to get 50 Mbps+ speeds: Bains

telecom | 07/24/2019 8:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA — As part of its strategy to tackle rural broadband in Canada,...

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...

Northwestel boosting speeds threefold in October

telecom | 09/17/2018 5:00 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Northwestel says it will begin providing internet service at speeds three times as fast as those currently available next month through its upgraded satellite network. Nunavut’s capital city, Iqaluit, will be the first to get access to the upgraded service...

Broadcasters’ association, Corus, add new lobby registrations

Media | 08/24/2018 11:33 am EDT

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters registered to lobby the federal government on its review of the Copyright Act in July, which was otherwise a sleepy month in telecom and media government...

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...

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...

Telesat loses LEO satellite after launch

telecom | 11/28/2017 6:15 pm EST

Ottawa-based Telesat Holdings Inc. announced the loss of the first in an initial constellation of low...

FCC grants access to U.S. market for Telesat LEO satellite service

telecom | 11/07/2017 5:46 pm EST

Telesat Holdings Inc. will be allowed to offer internet service based on...

Connect to Innovate funding announced for Nunavut

telecom | 09/14/2017 4:36 pm EDT

Twenty-five Nunavut communities are the targeted beneficiaries of the latest round of Connect to Innovate...

NGSO framework released

telecom | 06/06/2017 3:36 pm EDT

Applications for non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) systems will be accepted again as of June 26, following the release of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada’s new framework for licensing the low-earth orbit systems. In a decision posted online Monday, the...

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...

Blais can name panels: Federal Court of Appeal

Media | 10/24/2016 9:33 pm EDT

TORONTO — A panel of Federal Court of Appeal justices dismissed an application from former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan challenging the authority of chairman Jean-Pierre Blais to name commissioners to panels. Following a brief hearing at the Toronto courthouse Monday afternoon, judges Mary Gleason, Eleanor Dawson and Judith Woods rendered their disagreement with Shoan's application as outlined by his lawyer Craig Stehr that the legislation governing the CRTC does not give Blais (or any chairperson) the power to select fellow commissioners to hear issues that come before the...

New satellites to improve Internet access in North, companies say

telecom | 04/13/2016 9:21 pm EDT

As-yet-unlaunched satellites will make more Internet capacity available at a lower cost in rural and remote areas, satellite providers told the CRTC Wednesday, on the third day of its three-week...

Shoan asks court to limit Blais’ ability to name CRTC panels

Media | 10/23/2015 8:45 pm EDT

Commissioner Raj Shoan has brought another case against the CRTC to court, asking the Federal Court of Appeal to limit the ability of the CRTC chairman to assign commissioners to panels that make...

SSi to invest $75M in Nunavut Internet

telecom | 09/25/2015 2:03 pm EDT

SSi Micro Ltd.  announced Wednesday it is investing $75 million toward providing and improving Nunavut’s broadband infrastructure. It said in a press release that the investment will soon benefit consumers, business,...

CRTC looking into Telesat pricing

telecom | 04/09/2015 7:08 pm EDT

The CRTC has launched a public consultation to review a price ceiling on some services provided by satellite operator Telesat Holdings Inc. In a press release, the regulator said commissioner Candice Molnar had, in a report...

Telesat raises revenue, lowers loss in Q1

telecom | 05/01/2014 5:37 pm EDT

Canadian satellite operator Telesat Holdings Inc. reported Thursday that it saw higher revenue and lower losses in the first quarter compared to a year earlier. The company said in a press release that revenue was up 11 per cent to $242 million in the three months ended March 31. It attributed much of the gain in revenue from services sold on the Anik G satellite, which went into commercial operation in May last year. That, it said, was offset by lower broadcast revenue from its Nimiq 2 satellite and lower equipment sales. It also said exchange-rate fluctuations between the Canadian and U.S....