Cable & Telecom

Canadian Coast Guard deploys Iridium satellite-based broadband solution

MCLEAN, Va. — U.S.-based satellite communications company Iridium Communications announced today the Canadian Coast Guard has adopted Iridium Certus broadband connectivity with support from partner MetOcean Telematics. The Coast Guard has deployed dozens of Iridium Certus-powered Thales VesseLINK 700 terminals (see above) on its vessels, including icebreakers, “to contribute to reliable Internet connectivity as crew members deliver programs and services to ensure the safety of mariners in Canadian waters and protect Canada’s marine environment,” says an Iridium press release. “Unique in the satellite industry, Iridium Certus delivers the fastest L-band speeds in the world — even at the poles — and...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.