Cable & Telecom

Feds hang up on 80,000 landlines in $176M VoIP contract with Telus

OTTAWA – Telus has won a seven-year, $176 million contract from the federal government to upgrade its communications services to include Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, instant messaging, and desktop videoconferencing.Thursday’s announcement by Shared Services Canada (SSC) says the Feds will replace over 80,000 legacy landlines with VoIP in a move that will help shave the costs of supporting legacy infrastructure and improve reliability.  SSC added that it already has more than 100,000 VoIP lines in use.“Upgrading our communication services will equip employees with the modern tools they need to enhance productivity to deliver the programs and services Canadians...

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.