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Telesat says it remains on track as it releases Q1 results

telecom | 05/10/2024 5:08 pm EDT

Telesat Corp. issued its first quarter 2024 figures on Friday and is cautiously optimistic about the numbers. “I am pleased with our financial and operating performance for the first quarter,” president and CEO Dan Goldberg said in a statement. “We remain on track...

Telesat receives loan from federal government, reports declines for Q4 and fiscal year results

Internet and Governance | 04/02/2024 5:31 pm EDT

The federal government is loaning $2.14 billion to support Telesat Corp.’s development of its low-earth orbit (LEO) global broadband satellite constellation. The company...

Galaxy Broadband providing Eutelsat OneWeb satellite service to Shared Services Canada

telecom | 02/05/2024 4:57 pm EST

Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc., a subsidiary...

SpaceX launches satellites for international coverage

telecom | 01/03/2024 4:21 pm EST

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has launched a group of satellites which will facilitate...

Rogers completes Canada’s first satellite-to-mobile call

telecom | 12/14/2023 7:00 am EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and satellite-to-phone telecom provider Lynk...

Telesat signs deal with Aalyria to use network orchestration tech on LEO satellites

telecom | 11/14/2023 5:04 pm EST

Telesat Corp. announced Tuesday that it has entered into a 10-plus-year...

Satellite ready to integrate with cellular communications: TerreStar

telecom | 11/13/2023 5:11 pm EST

Earlier this month, TerreStar Solutions Inc. announced it successfully demonstrated Canada’s first direct, two-way communication between a satellite and a standard...

Rogers partners with SpaceX to detect wildfires

telecom | 09/21/2023 1:47 pm EDT

As the wildfire season continues to spread, Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday it has joined...

Telesat inks deal to use SpaceX rockets for LEO satellite launch

telecom | 09/11/2023 3:29 pm EDT

Telesat Holdings Inc. announced Monday that it has signed a deal with Space...

Xplore appoints Rizwan Jamal as CEO

telecom | 09/05/2023 3:35 pm EDT

Xplore Inc. is promoting its president and chief commercial officer, Rizwan Jamal, to president and chief...

Xplore launches Jupiter 3 satellite

telecom | 07/31/2023 12:13 pm EDT

Xplore Inc. anticipates connecting consumers to high-speed internet as early as this fall after...

ISED releases space and earth station fee schedule

telecom | 01/18/2023 4:26 pm EST

The department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development last week unveiled the schedule for the...

ISED unveils spectrum licensing and fee updates

telecom | 05/09/2022 4:57 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will replace radio licences with...

Telesat trading on TSX, NASDAQ

Media | 11/22/2021 4:05 pm EST

Telesat Corp. is now trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ, as it builds its network of...

Telesat announces new chief commercial officer, president of Government Solutions 

Media | 10/26/2021 1:00 pm EDT

Satellite operator, Telesat Corp. appointed an executive in the...

Proposed fees for earth stations would hinder remote connectivity: Telecom stakeholders

telecom | 10/14/2021 6:25 pm EDT

Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. are opposing a proposal to implement licence fees for fixed earth stations, to which there are currently no...

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...

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...

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 — depending on the business model of a given company — big subsidies, according to the panellists at a Friday session of the 2020 online edition of the Canada’s Rural and Remote Broadband Conference. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s Starlink system is meant to focus on direct to consumer service, but the starting costs come with a  more-than $500 price tag for the consumer, panellists said....

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...

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 Communications Inc. to offer service in the U.S. Kepler, which aims to eventually provide internet connectivity in space and in the meantime plans to use its...

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...

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 (IXP) in a major Canadian city, and have less than 0.25 per cent packet loss, according to new standards set by the regulator. One consequence of the new standards will be to encourage fibre deployment, according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) chief technical officer...

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...

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 Development (ISED) Canada to hand it more spectrum so it can effectively deploy its current AWS-4 holdings and begin work on a new national fixed wireless and satellite service, a request that some telecoms...

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...

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 hearing into what basic telecom services should be available to all Canadians. Telesat Holdings Inc., which sells satellite services to telecommunications companies, said that high-throughput satellite (HTS) technology “increases capacity by an order of magnitude, while leading to lower prices. For...

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...