Thunder Bay Telephone
|Thunder Bay Telephone|
|Jurisdiction||Thunder Bay and surrounding area|
|Employees||Over 400 |
|Agency executive||Don Campbell, Interim CEO|
Thunder Bay Telephone is a municipally owned telecommunications company operating in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and the surrounding area. The company uses the marketing name TBayTel in advertisements and official communications.
TBayTel contributes over $20M to the city of Thunder Bay.
TBayTel wireless is the largest cellular service provider in Northwestern Ontario. TBayTel uses the CDMA2000 technology with 1xRTT and EV-DO for their 3G data speeds. TBayTel also has a 4G HSPA+ network, and is the only HSPA network in Northwest Ontario, except in a few cities such as Thunder Bay and Kenora.
TBayTel announced on March 24 that they will be launching their own HSPA network in the second half of 2010. This announcement came at the same time as their planned agreement with Rogers Communications to provide Canada-wide roaming.
TBayTel has domestic roaming agreements with providers TELUS (CDMA only), Bell (CDMA only), Bell Aliant (CDMA only), MTS Allstream, SaskTel (CDMA only). and Rogers. Telus, Bell, Bell Aliant, and Sasktel are moving from CDMA to HSPA. Industry Canada has proposed making it mandatory to provide roaming access to competing carriers.
TBayTel launched Digital IPTV Service on November 23, 2010. At launch, the service provided HDTV, whole-home PVR and web-based scheduling of recordings using Motorola VIP2262 set-top boxes.
In November 2012, TBayTel purchased Dryden Municipal Telephone Service's (DMTS) the wireless subscriber base. The DMTS wireless network was shut down in December 2012.
- Proposed Revisions to the Frameworks for Mandatory Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing
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