CRTC starts inquiry into satellite services in north

For some remote parts of the country satellites are the only way telecom providers can get Internet and voice services to businesses and residents. But other parts of the nation aren’t so lucky and

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Groups hope to launch Web-funded satellites

SAN FRANCISCO - Ask any Silicon Valley entrepreneur about their startup and they'll usually tell you the sky is the limit.  For some, it's not just the limit but the goal. Combining advances

Published on: July 18th, 2012 Martyn Williams

First telecom satellite launched 50 years ago

SAN FRANCISCO (07/10/2012) - Fifty years ago this week a Delta rocket roared into space carrying a payload that sparked a revolution in the way the world communicates. On board the rocket, launched

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Martyn Williams

Second satellite to broaden Xplornet’s coverage

The second phase in Xplornet Communication’s plan to bring improved fixed wireless broadband coverage to rural Canada began Thursday with the launch of a satellite from French Guiana. Xplornet owns the Canadian capacity

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Position-based quantum cryptography: A scientific breakthrough?

Position-based quantum cryptography is a discovery that could lead to more secure communications, especially between devices used on military bases and satellites, based on using the geographical position of a party as its

Published on: August 4th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Foreign ownership rules hurt satellite operators: Telesat

Canada’s foreign ownership restrictions on telecommunications carriers are hurting Canadian satellite firms, according to the head of the company that operates the Anik and Nimiq satellites.Dan Goldberg, chief executive officer of Telesat Holdings Inc.,

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Barrett Xplore to lease ViaSat-1 for satellite Internet

Barrett Xplore Inc. of Woodstock, N.B. announced Thursday it plans to lease the ViaSat-1 satellite when it’s launched next year and offer networking services for large companies. “Satellite is about to get dramatically better

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Canadian electronic firms benefit from Super Hercules purchase

At least three Ontario technology companies will be subcontractors for a purchase of 17 transport airplanes for the Canadian Air Force. EMS Technologies Inc. of Ottawa, which makes Ethernet, 802.11 and IP/ISDN gateways

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Greg Meckbach

Network intelligence: It’s about more than speed

Given the increase in real-time and multimedia traffic, networks are expected to be smarter than ever. The problem is that sometimes a so-called “intelligent network” is really an idiot savant: very good at

Published on: October 4th, 2007 Tim Wilson