Cable & Telecom

ISED approves Starlink’s spectrum request

OTTAWA — Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has added SpaceX’s Starlink low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to its list of foreign satellites approved to provide fixed-satellite services (FSS) in Canada. The list was updated November 6, the same day this tweet announced ISED had granted regulatory approval for Starlink’s LEO satellite constellation. As we’ve reported previously, Starlink’s Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) licence was approved by the CRTC in October, but SpaceX could not operate commercially in Canada until it either acquired spectrum for use in the country or was authorized by the Canadian government to provide broadband service...

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.