Communications & Telecom

For the first time in Canada, the majority of a province or territory’s in-community fibre assets are now Indigenous-owned.  Northern Canada’s telecommunications provider Northwestel announced today the sale of its Yukon fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) assets to a group of 13 Yukon First Nation development corporations.  Northwestel is the largest telecommunications provider in the north of Canada, […]

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The post Coffee Briefing May 3, 2022 – Equifax Canada’s cloud transformation; Innovate BC opens applications for Ignite program; Square launches Square Loans in Canada; and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Telus has launched a line of personal safety beacons disguised as charms. The SmartWear Security charms, created in partnership with InvisaWear, allow the wearer to discreetly contact emergency services by double-tapping a button. The charms, which are about the size of a Toonie, come in the form of necklaces, bracelets, keychains, or standalone charms. Prices […]

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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 and deploying edge applications. The other two components, AWS Outposts and AWS Local Zones, target on-premises and large metro deployments respectively. AWS Wavelength is designed specifically for communications […]

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