CANASA Sets Analog Cellular Disinformation Straight

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada — The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) announces several wireless communications systems providers have been contacting installing companies and falsely asserting that all Canadian cellular service providers would begin shutting down analog telephone networks on May 15.

To combat the disinformation, CANASA released the following information:

  • Rogers Wireless, the “A” side carrier, has announced that its analog cellular network is targeted to be shut down May 31. While service may continue in some areas after that date, installers are encouraged to work toward a May 31 sunset.


  • Bell Mobility has advised CANASA that it will be continuing the Advanced Mobile Phone Services (AMPS) “at least until Feb. 28, 2008.”


  • Each of the Cellular Alarm Transmission Product manufacturers have communicated with their customers or will be doing so shortly about the status of their individual products.

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