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ISED grants advance contract to SamKnows to measure fixed wireless internet speeds in Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada has awarded an advance contract, which provides notice that the agency intends to retain a pre-selected supplier...

CRTC orders Rogers to explain its network failure

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ordered Rogers Communications to provide a “comprehensive explanation” of the network outage that occurred on July...

Champagne orders telcos to produce clear resiliency plan in 60 days

The national outage of telecom services that millions of Canadians experienced in the last few days is “unacceptable -- full stop,” federal Minister of...

Class actions filed in Quebec against Rogers following last Friday’s outage

Montreal law firm LPC Avocat has requested authorization to file a class action against telecommunications giant Rogers Communications following the outage of its network...

Interac outage exacerbated by poor network design, says expert

With files from Paul Barker The massive Rogers network outage on July 8 took down the Interac payment system, forcing Canadian merchants to turn away...

Rogers CEO admits outage caused by maintenance operation

In the wake of the major outage of its cellular, TV, and Internet services that began early Friday morning and continues to linger, Rogers...

Alberta to intervene in the Shaw/Rogers deal

The Attorney General of Alberta will intervene in Rogers Communication’s C$26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications, according to a filing to the Competition Tribunal...

Coffee Briefing June 14, 2022 – Uber Canada releases 2022 Lost and Found index; YWCA awards; Mastercard expands Girls4Tech; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada's editorial team!

Chu Níikwän LP and Northwestel partner to build telco’s flagship Yukon headquarters on First Nation land

Chu Níikwän LP and Northwestel are coming together to build a new Yukon headquarters for the northern Canadian telecommunications company, which is expected to...

TekSavvy Unified Communications service now available nationally

Ontario-based independent internet service provider (ISP) TekSavvy announced that its Unified Communications solution, a service that bundles multiple business communication services into a single...

Beanfield and GTA school boards collaborate to build a reliable network infrastructure for students

Beanfield Metroconnect is working with more than 450 schools in the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, and York Catholic District School...

Bell announces the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada

Bell has deployed the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada to accelerate 5G network performance at the edge. AWS Wavelength is part of AWS’ platform for building...

Businesses lose more than $15,000 USD per employee every year to inefficient communication: Mitel

A recent study by Ottawa-based enterprise communications firm Mitel Networks has concluded that inefficient methods of communication are costing businesses more than $15,000 USD...

How social brand managers reacted to crisis on Parliament Hill

Like many other Canadians, the first thing I did after hearing about a shooting taking place at Parliament Hill on Wednesday morning was to...

#FollowFriday – startups, digital marketing, and Internet privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on startups,...

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