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SSi Canada announces new satellite capacity for north

telecom | 01/19/2021 1:16 pm EST

SSi Canada says a partnership with satellite and connectivity services provider SES S.A. will deliver a “large, large amount” of extra capacity for its QINIQ broadband and mobile services in the country’s north, allowing SSi to again add new customers and provide continual service for its existing ones. The partnership with SES Networks, announced in a media release Monday, will deliver new satellite capacity to Canada’s north, including all 25 communities of Nunavut. SSi Canada’s chief development officer Dean Proctor said in a phone interview that the company was not making...

Speeds ‘red herring’ when North needs backbone builds, panel hears

telecom | 04/12/2016 9:36 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Setting a basic speed requirement doesn’t do the North any good when it comes to improving Internet access, unless there’s necessary backbone infrastructure in place, a CRTC panel on basic telecom services heard Tuesday. On the second day of the three-week proceeding, commissioners heard from a variety of witnesses who operate in the northern territories. The focus on download and upload speeds is a red herring, Jeff Philipp, CEO of SSi Micro Ltd., which is...