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US firms acquire two Ottawa software star-ups

Two small Ottawa-based software firms have been acquired by US companies. Privately held Nimcat Networks was purchased by Avaya Inc, Basking Ride NJ, for $46 million. Nimcat develops voice-over-Internet protocol (IP) software embedded within enterprise IP phones, allowing customers to add phones to their networks as their companies grow. It was founded with $200,000 in…

Alberta launches SUPERNET broadband initiative

The Alberta government has awarded a $193-million contract to a consortium led by Bell Intrigna to build Alberta SUPERNET, a high-speed broadband network connecting every hospital, school, library and government facility I the province. In a related deal, the Alberta government has also committed to spend $169 million over five years with Bell Intrigna and…