Canada

Canada takes action after Rogers outage

The Canadian government has put the onus on telecoms operators to come up with a back-up plan in the event of a network outage like the one that affected Rogers customers last week.

Telus to buy LifeWorks for $2.3 billion

Canadian operator Telus will also take on $600 million in debt to purchase healthcare firm LifeWorks, claiming the move ‘accelerates Telus Health’s vision of employer-based healthcare.’

Canadian telcos finally get up to speed

Two of Canada’s big mobile operators have launched 5G on 3.5 GHz spectrum and they are keen to get as much publicity out of the move as possible.

Bell launches AWS-powered edge services

Bell’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) partnership reached a new milestone this week with the commercial launch of multi-access edge computing (MEC) services.

Rogers goes for a summer Seaside deal

Canadian telco Rogers Communications is once again on the M&A trail, having brokered a deal to acquire rural telecoms provider Seaside Communications.

Canadian 5G auction raises competition questions, again

Canada has announced the results of its latest 5G auction, raising C$8.9 billion (US$7.1 billion) from the sale of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. But while the country’s innovation minister declared the result to be a success from the point of view of market competition, it’s pretty clear who the big winners really are.

Bell rings the changes with Google Cloud pact

Bell Canada has become the latest major telecom to announce its latest public cloud deal, this time hooking up with Google Cloud to give its network and IT infrastructure a leg up.

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