Canadian VOIP Market Heats Up

Shaw Communications
Inc
,
Canada
‘s second-largest cable-TV provider recently announced a deal with telecommunications
giant
Bell

Canada

to offer voice over internet protocol telephone services.

Bell

will be providing wholesales services including access to the public switched telephone
network (PSTN) and long distance facilities.


 

Canadian consumers are being offered
a variety of services in this technology area as more companies begin offering service. Vonage recently
expanded it’s service offering from the
US
into

Canada

and Primus currently offers their TalkBroadband
product.

Calgary

based Shift Networks offers services targeted at small to mid size businesses providing
telephone lines and related services over high speed internet lines.

 

These new services mean both increased
competition for telephone companies such as Telus and Bell Canada, but also represent
a variety of exciting features and flexibility for consumers and businesses.