THE 2018 ISP SUMMIT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THESE GENEROUS SPONSORS:
Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through our extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure WiFi and wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms managed by cloud-based software, we make it possible for companies to build powerful communications networks, reach users and intelligently manage their infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.
MBSI WAV is the industry’s premier distributor serving the Canadian wireless market; with strong stocking positions for Cambium Networks, Mimosa, Ubiquiti Networks and Baicells including large accessory lines such as Netonix, L-com, Shireen Inc., WADE Antenna and more. MBSI WAV provides the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. MBSI WAV provides product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. believes in doing what’s right – for our customers, and for our employees. We do this by treating people the way we would want to be treated: fairly, honestly, and with respect and consideration. From our phone offerings to our Internet services, we believe Canadians should enjoy great access, at a fair price, and without the kinds of unfair restrictions and fees that smack of oligopolies whose focus is their bottom line. We believe citizens are tired of the status quo where the gates to Internet access are controlled by a select few corporations. We believe that consumers shouldn’t have to feel their only choice is the best of the worst. We believe you want an alternative that advocates for your rights and earns your trust, and your business. We are that alternative. Since our inception in 1998, we’ve been working hard to improve the industry. Our business practices are effective and transparent. We believe in candor. We believe in integrity. And, most of all, we believe Canadians deserve a better choice and a better deal. It seems we’re onto something. TekSavvy has been ranked as Canada’s #1 ISP on dslreports.com for 5 years in a row. Profit 100 magazine has repeatedly named us as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. Our customer list stands at over 300,000. And we believe that it will continue to grow. Because, in the end, doing what’s right is the best business strategy of all.
QIX's mission is to establish and operate an Internet Exchange infrastructure that meets the needs of local, national and international foreign network, content and Internet Service Providers.The objective is to raise the peering rank of Montreal's privileged place elevate the status of Montreal to that of one of the preeminent peering locations in the in the Canadian and North American market.
The Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX) is a leading North American Internet Exchange Point. (IXP). Our organizational philosophies and ambitions result in constant growth and improvement in our services and as a result, members have access to the most attractive peers at the lowest cost. With over 230 peers connecting, TorIX members have access to direct routes from many diverse peering partners. Using TorIX allows for reliable exchange of traffic with increased routing control and improved performance.As a not-for-profit organization, we focus on investing our service and membership fees into our infrastructure so we are as up to date as possible and remain at the forefront of the IXP industry. By doing so, we can confidently provide our members with improved network performance, low latency and reduced costs.
SmartRG® enables service providers to monitor, manage, and monetize the connected home through the design and production of reliable and highly interoperable hardware and software network solutions. As an early innovator in TR-069 remote management technology, SmartRG offers the finest in managed broadband and home networking solutions. Our products leverage various broadband access technologies and are outfitted with customizable software, meeting diverse service provider requirements. Based in the U.S., SmartRG provides local, proactive software development and customer support. In the rapidly evolving broadband market, SmartRG helps service providers keep their businesses on the cutting edge through its complete end-to-end product line, leveraging the very latest in broadband access and home networking technologies. SmartRG solutions enable service providers to improve their bottom line by reducing service costs and increasing customer satisfaction.
TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $12.1 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million connections for customers in wireless, network access, Internet and TV. Internationally, TELUS Partner Solutions serves the needs of a broad range of service providers with solutions in data, IP, voice and video communications. Award-winning solutions in transformational outsourcing for customer care, directory assistance, operator services and more round out the wholesale portfolio.
Cogeco Connexion regroups the Canadian cable operations of Cogeco Communications Inc. Cogeco Connexion is the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Québec in terms of the number of basic cable service customers served. It provides its residential and small business customers with video, Internet and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre rich network and offers wholesale solutions to various partners.
Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering a wide range of business and residential communications services. 100% Canadian-owned, with offices across the country and a National network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market directly and through a thriving Wholesale division. ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB and Enterprise markets throughout Canada. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Services division is focused on driving industry innovation.
AbuseHQ enables ISPs and Telcos to protect their client security and eliminate the subscriber churn related to breached accounts. Using our cloud platform, Service Providers can now rapidly detect, qualify and automatically shut down compromised accounts or services. Zetascan, our integrated reputation and threat Intelligence service, provides real-time data so they can quickly block the millions of malicious IPs & URIs (domains) used for email attacks, to crack web sites, or spread ransomware. Hundreds of Service Providers worldwide rely on Abusix to support their Abuse Desk Teams in their ongoing fight against cybercriminals.
Calix is the global leader in platform innovations for access networks. Its Intelligent Access systems portfolio combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud services for data analytics and experience assurance. Together, they enable service providers to transform their businesses and be the winners of tomorrow.
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company, constructively disrupting the way service providers build, scale, innovate, and account for communication services. Our award-winning solutions power more than 1,000 service provider networks.
Winncom Technologies, your premier value-added Distributor, is partnered with leading technology manufacturers to provide our global client base with cutting-edge network solutions and premium support, engineering, and design services.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Solon Ohio, Winncom continues to remain at the forefront of the global technology marketplace, demonstrating a reputation for quality products and a customer-centered business model.
Baicells is a customer-oriented, high-tech company providing innovative and affordable LTE solutions usable by mobile operators, fixed wireless operators, ISPs, governments and enterprises.
With focuses on wireless broadband access, operational platforms and next generation wireless solutions, Baicells’ products include indoor and outdoor small cells, Gateways, cloud-based EPC, cloud-based O&M, Antennas and more.
Baicells has a vision to “Connect More with Less” and provide the ultimate LTE experience, which has driven breakthrough LTE technologies including OpenRAN Architecture, SDN network based on IT architecture, and LTE on licensed and unlicensed spectrums. Baicells’ innovative end-to-end turnkey solutions make it easier for operators and ISPs to provide wireless broadband for all.
ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sectors customers from over 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity. In 2017, ZTE operating revenue reached $22 Billion CAD with 70,000+ employees.
ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing 12% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established state-of-the-art R&D centers in USA, Canada, Sweden, China and so forth, and employs over 30,000 research professionals in the development of next-generation technologies including 5G, Pre-5G, Wireless, the Internet of Things, NFV, SDN and wireline product. ZTE has filed applications for more than 68,000 patents, with over 28,000 granted. Since 2010, ZTE has been ranked among the world’s Top-3 for patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) each year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Alliance Corporation is your value-added distributor and single source for broadband wireless equipment. We've helped hundreds of ISPs build out their networks by supplying the cable and accessories, surge protection, power backup systems, wireless access points, subscriber units, and towers.
Speak with our team to learn more about new LTE solutions and fixed wireless broadband products.
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the nonprofit, membership organization responsible for managing Internet number resources (including IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers) in the US, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. Now that IPv4 addresses have been depleted, ARIN encourages all organizations to reach the whole Internet not just the old Internet by deploying IPv6. ARIN also invites anyone who is interested to participate in the open and transparent policy development process that determines how resources are distributed. More information about ARIN services, events, IPv6, and more is available at https://www.arin.net/ and https://teamarin.net/
Twenty-five years and going strong, Comtrend has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of Bonded A/VDSL2, as well as home and office networking technologies. Comtrend has made great strides in bringing new technologies to Service Providers, including Telco-Grade routers with TR-069 and 802.11ac, surveillance solutions and an SMB wireless lineup, and most recently, a new powerhouse ACS with Fine Point Technologies. Stop by our table to request samples and get more information.
FiberHome is a global leading provider of Fiber Optic solutions. Starting with the first fiber optic cable manufactured in 1976, FiberHome has developed all the major technologies in the fiber optic industry including, but not limited to: fiber core, fiber cable, optical components, GPON FTTX (active and passive) and optical transmission solutions. Providing highly cost-effective end to end fiber optic solutions, FiberHome is capable of helping ISPs build their own high-speed access networks, which enables better user experience and more profit from the highly competitive market.
JMHI Insurance Group is a leader in Cyber Insurance for Internet Service Providers, associated partners and vendors. Serving Canadians since 1896 the company has rapidly grown since its last major ownership change in 2012. Currently managed by Eric Gaudrault, Owner, President and Principal Broker, who as a past Telecom Executive has a relevant skill set and industry knowledge. For the best advice, the right coverage and competitive premiums, Trust JMHI Insurance Group Inc.
Easily, the world’s most powerful network analytics, Kentik is powered by our patented big data engine for instant access at unlimited scale. We use real-time flow analysis, enriched with your unique business context and internet profile to help preserve your revenue and reputation. With Kentik you proactively know and quickly uncover hidden performance issues, anomalies and attacks and enabled automated, hands-off resolution. Nothing is easier or more powerful.
Nexicom Systems is a premier Canadian value-added distributor for the Broadband needs of Service Providers. From the Central Office to the Outside Plant to the Customer Premise, we have over 75 years of industry experience helping well-established Telecommunication Companies and new Broadband Service Providers provide leading-edge voice and data services. For Customers this means that our knowledge extends beyond the outside plant into the core and edge of your networks to assist in product selection and understanding. We offer a full line of highly qualified & proven brands that we truly believe in to help your business succeed. The products we offer come with unmatched vendor support for the customers and for the markets that we serve.
Open-Xchange (OX) is the world’s leading provider of open source software and software-as-a-service solutions for telecommunications, hosting and service provider companies, delivering email and office productivity products that include secure storage, file and document management, and best-in-class IMAP and DNS management, including DNS-based security solutions.
Deployed by many leading ISPs worldwide, the OX flagship product – OX App Suite – gives to more than 200 million users the freedom to work in ways that make them more productive and secure. OX partners include Vodafone, KPN, Proximus, Spark, Orange, Italiaonline, Comcast, Liberty Global, 1&1 Internet, Rackspace and GoDaddy.
The 8x8 Communications Cloud™ combines unified communications, team collaboration interoperability, contact center and real-time analytics in a single open platform that integrates across clouds, applications and devices, eliminating information silos to expose vital, real-time intelligence.
8x8 easily and seamlessly connects employees, customers and applications to improve business performance for enterprises across the globe. Results-driven companies rely on the 8x8 Communications Cloud to reduce complexity and cost, improve individual and team productivity and performance, and enhance the overall customer experience.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. CIRA also develops technologies and services-such as D-Zone DNS Firewall-that help support its goal of building a better online Canada. The CIRA team operates one of the fastest-growing country code top-level domains (ccTLD), a high-performance global DNS network, and one of the world's most advanced back-end registry solutions.
GTT is redefining global communications to serve a cloud-based future, connecting people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud. Our clients benefit from an outstanding service experience built on our core values of simplicity, speed and agility. A Fortune Future 50 company, GTT owns and operates a global Tier 1 internet network and provides a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services to any location in the world.
The Internet Society is a global not-for-profit organization committed to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. The Internet Society works in partnership with its global community, comprised of over 110,000 members, 136 chapters and special interest groups, and 149 organizational members. It is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Online Trust Alliance (OTA).
Drawing on over thirty-seven years of experience in the communications and information technology sectors, the professional staff of Tacit Law provide legal, strategic, governance and business advice to business, not-for-profit and government clients who wish to obtain high-quality, cost-effective, personalized services. With educational backgrounds and experience in engineering, business and law, firm personnel are particularly well-suited to advise clients operating in complex, rapidly-changing, technologically-intensive environments. The firm provides services using a variety of traditional and outsourcing business models.
CompareMyRates.ca is Canada’s largest and trusted price comparison website. We help consumers search and compare between several products available in their area and find a service provider that best meets their needs. We compare Mortgage Rates, Credit Cards, Utilities such as Cell Phone, Home Phone, Internet & TV Plans. Consumers have access to easy tools at their fingertips to narrow down results so they can make informed financial decisions.
Gonevoip is a unique social platform for the Internet & VoIP service providers. The GoneVoIP.ca platform lists over 400 service providers and boasts thousands of user reviews, questions and blog articles. Gonevoip serves as the largest central location for information, deals, tips, feedback and general conversation. Services Providers enjoy the engagement with visitors by providing answers, blog articles & staying on top of customers’ feedback. Visit www.gonevoip.ca
The Wire Report provides daily coverage of breaking news and longer-form features about the wireless, wireline, broadcast and streaming sectors, as well as digital advertising, privacy, copyright and other internet-related issues. Its specialty is the intersection of business, technology, and government, with a focus on the regulatory sphere.