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OneWeb partnering with Galaxy Broadband 

telecom | 09/16/2021 4:04 pm EDT

A London, England-based low-earth-orbit satellite communications company is partnering with Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. to provide high-speed, low-latency communications services through Canada and the wider Arctic Region.  OneWeb announced Thursday, in a...

Telesat partnering with U.K. satellite comms provider

telecom | 08/25/2021 4:47 pm EDT

Telesat Corporation announced Wednesday that it is entering into an agreement with U.K.-based satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal to collaborate on Telesat's low-earth-orbit satellite constellation (LEO), branded as Telesat Lightspeed.  According to a release,...

Feds spending $1.44B on Telesat’s advanced low earth orbit satellites

telecom | 08/12/2021 4:51 pm EDT

The federal government is planning to pour $1.44 billion into Telesat...

Telesat inks $109M deal with Ontario

telecom | 08/06/2021 4:52 pm EDT

Telesat Holdings Inc.'s push to become Canada's biggest purveyor of low-earth orbit satellites (LEO) got...

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...

Post-bankruptcy OneWeb plans to offer Canadian broadband by 2022

telecom | 11/25/2020 5:12 pm EST

OneWeb Ltd. is still planning to offer broadband internet service in Canada, following its recent exit from bankruptcy protection. The company intends to use a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite...

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 have its shares listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market will give Telesat access to much more...

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...

Telesat pitches plan to fast-track sale of 3800 MHz spectrum

telecom | 09/01/2020 6:35 pm EDT

Canadian satellite operator Telesat Holdings Inc. has spruiked its proposal...

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. ...

‘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,...

Broadband strategy coming before the election: rural minister

telecom | 06/03/2019 11:43 am EDT

OTTAWA — The new rural economic development ministry will release 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...

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...

Bell targeting more rural markets with fixed wireless expansion

telecom | 08/02/2018 4:58 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will grow its presence in the fixed wireless space to 30 additional rural communities after a successful trial earlier this year, CEO George Cope said Thursday in a call with analysts. “We ran a unique wireless trial in some markets, leveraging our footprint in...

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...

New network quality rules will mean more fibre, Canadian IXPs: experts

telecom | 07/17/2018 12:12 pm EDT

To meet the CRTC’s basic service standard, internet service providers (ISPs) must provide a service with a latency of 50 milliseconds (ms) between a customer’s modem and an internet exchange point...

ISED launches new spectrum licence program for short-term testing

Media | 05/11/2018 3:28 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada announced a...

Equipment developer to get $11.5M loan for satellite broadband

telecom | 04/11/2018 5:38 pm EDT

A Montreal-based satellite network company will receive $11.5 million of federal government funding — out of its $1.2 billion Strategic Investment Fund — to build rural and remote broadband infrastructure, according to a news release on Wednesday. Baylin Technologies...

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...

Xplornet increases stake in Manitoba with NetSet buy

telecom | 10/23/2017 5:21 pm EDT

Rural internet service provider Xplornet Communications Inc. has announced the purchase of Brandon,...

Nunavut to get 15 Mbps internet speeds: Northwestel

telecom | 09/19/2017 2:50 pm EDT

Following funding from the government’s Connect to Innovate program, Nunavut residents will see their...

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...

Spectrum frequency allocations under review

telecom | 08/18/2017 4:28 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada is looking for feedback on proposed changes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations. According to Innovation Canada, the Canadian table “assigns the...

Deny TerreStar ask for more spectrum, telecoms tell ISED

telecom | 07/26/2017 3:17 pm EDT

TerreStar Solutions Inc. is asking Innovation, Science and Economic...

Gov’t awards $13.2M contract for mobile satellite comms

telecom | 07/26/2017 12:46 pm EDT

The federal government will spend $13.2 million on mobile satellite telecom equipment that it says will improve communication for public servants working abroad or in remote locations. Shared...

ViaSat-2 satellite launches

telecom | 06/02/2017 2:39 pm EDT

A recent satellite launch will lead to faster Internet speeds for rural and remote customers of Xplornet Communications Inc., the company announced Friday. ViaSat Inc.’s ViaSat-2 satellite launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana Thursday is “one half of Xplornet's new satellite broadband program, which triples Xplornet's current satellite Internet capacity,” the company said in a press release. Once the service is available — expected in the first quarter of 2018 — Xplornet residential...

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...

EchoStar XIX satellite launches

telecom | 12/19/2016 7:21 pm EST

One of two new satellites on which Xplornet Communications Inc. has purchased capacity has launched successfully, the company said in a press release Monday. The EchoStar XIX is the “highest capacity broadband satellite...

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...

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...

Budget includes new money for networks, satellites

Media | 04/21/2015 8:40 pm EDT

The federal budget, released Tuesday, includes new money for broadband and research networks, satellite communications, securing the government’s own online properties and a dedicated public safety network. The government is promising to spend $1.33 billion over six years through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, beginning in 2017, to support “advanced research infrastructure” at public institutions including hospitals, universities and colleges. The foundation is a non-profit organization that uses funding from the government and other sources to invest in the “facilities...