Press Release

Montréal, November 17, 2023 – YRH Inc. would like to congratulate its client, Eeyou Mobility Inc (EMI), on receiving $57 million in funding from the governments of Québec and Canada for its project to develop, deploy and operate a 4G-LTE mobile voice and broadband network to serve the Eeyou Itschee and James Bay region.

Following the announcement on November 15, YRH would like to highlight the joint initiative of the governments of Québec and Canada to add the necessary funds to enable the various communities in the Eeyou Itschee and James Bay region to have access to modern wireless communications. YRH is proud to contribute to the success of the project by assisting EMI in the management, planning, and deployment of the network. YRH and EMI are working closely with local communities, organizations and companies specializing in telecommunications and autonomous sites to innovate and deploy a quality network, and to create lasting socio-economic benefits.

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“Eeyou Mobility Inc. is very enthusiastic to be given the opportunity to provide this much-needed service to the people of Eeyou Istchee and Baie-James. As we have completed the deployment of the service in all the communities of the region, the missing piece of the puzzle remained the coverage of the various roads of the region. The extensive cellular infrastructure we are deploying along the roads will greatly improve accessibility and safety for those living and travelling in the region, and improve the performance and reach of business operations and government services throughout Northern Québec. We are thankful to the governments of Québec and Canada in supporting this essential initiative.”

Henry Gull, president of Eeyou Mobility

To find out more about the announcement by the provincial and federal governments, click here:  https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2023/11/the-governments-of-canada-and-quebec-invest-nearly-57-million-in-cellular-coverage-for-eeyou-istchee-james-bay-region.html

About YRH Inc: Founded in 1967, YRH is a Canadian company specializing in telecommunications, broadcasting, and wireless communications. From its head office in Montréal and with its team of engineers and specialists, YRH carries out projects across Canada to solve complex problems and major challenges. For over 55 years, YRH has successfully completed projects in more than 50 countries, on 5 continents, in the most extreme climates and diverse terrains.

To find out more about YRH, visit www.yrh.com

For further information, please contact Frédérique Hamel, Marketing Coordinator, Proposal and Branding, YRH (514) 934-3024 ext. 279.

YRH Inc., one of Canada’s leading telecommunications, FTTH, radiocommunication and mobile communications firms is pleased to announce that M. René Morissette, Director of FTTH and Outside Plants will join YRH inc. as a new shareholder.

This induction as a shareholder confirms his contribution and role at YRH since his appointment in April 2021 as Director, having succeeded in building a high quality FTTH and Outside Plants department since his arrival. He was able to develop a solid team, train and mentor young people, and meet the expectations of our customers in a particularly hectic period with regard to outside plants and FTTH projects within the context of the various government projects and with telecommunications carriers.

Mr. René Morissette is a senior engineer and experiencedmanager in the field of telecommunications, FTTH and outside plants. He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in telecommunications. He has worked for more than 29 years in the field of telecommunications and consulting engineering. During his career, he has participated in the deployment of several thousands of km of fibre optic and FTTH networks across Canada for most of the major Canadian telecommunications carriers and several organizations owning critical telecommunications infrastructure such as Hydro-Quebec. He also participated in the planning and design of Small Cell projects for 5G deployment. As a manager and leader, he has led very large multidisciplinary teams in numerous FTTH telecommunications projects.

“The announcement of René Morissette as a new shareholder demonstrates the importance of the FTTH and fiber optic sector at YRH and is in line with YRH’s shareholder renewal,” said Maurice Beauséjour, President at YRH. Mr. Beauséjour further noted that this announcement also reflects the market demand for an integrated, one-stop-shop offering that combines the strengths of RF and fiber for 5G deployments by cellular operators who will have significant fiber requirements for Small Cells.

YRH celebrates 55 years in telecommunications

Founded in 1967, Yves R. Hamel and Associates Inc. (YRH) is celebrating 55 years in the telecommunications, wireless communications, and broadcasting industry.


Here’s an extract from the press release:

YRH’s success and longevity are directly linked to the strong support of our customers over the years. These successes are also linked to our employees who shared their passion, their knowledge, their enthusiasm, and their ideas with a sense of collegiality. It is a great pride to work with a dynamic and dedicated team.

Annik Geoffroy

YRH is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Villemure as ITS and Telecommunications Senior Project Manager

Montreal, April 19, 2021—Yves R. Hamel and Associates Inc. (YRH), one of Canada’s leading telecommunications, radiocommunication and mobile communications firms is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Villemure as Project Manager and Senior Engineer in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and telecommunications. Bringing in his vast experience and management skills to YRH will strengthen our ITS team, where he will respond to current mandates, support with the growing demand for this market and assist communities in urban mobility and GHG impact reduction.

Mr. Martin Villemure is a senior engineer and a seasoned manager in ITS, telecommunications and fibre-optic networks. He graduated from Laval University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and has worked for over 20 years in the field of ITS, telecommunications and consulting engineering. During his career, participated in the deployment of numerous ITS projects throughout Quebec for the MTQ, PJCCI and several municipalities, as well as for several major Canadian telecommunications carriers and several organizations with critical telecommunications infrastructure such as Hydro-Québec. As a manager and leader, he has managed very large multidisciplinary teams in numerous ITS and telecommunications project deployments.


Martin Villemure’s arrival reinforces YRH’s ITS team and will support the efforts put in place over the past few years by YRH in this market. His vast experience in the field and his management skills will allow us to improve our offer and continue to provide quality engineering services to our many clients. His arrival at YRH confirms our desire to be a major technological player in the urban mobility field and in the reduction of GHGs within communities

Maurice Beauséjour, President of YRH

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YRH is pleased to announce the appointment of René Morissette as Director of FTTH and Outside plants

Montreal, April 12, 2021—Yves R. Hamel and Associates Inc. (YRH), one of Canada’s leading telecommunications, radiocommunication and mobile communications firms is pleased to announce the arrival and nomination of René Morissette as Director of FTTH and Outside Plants. His appointment, combined with his vast experience, will reinforce the efforts put in place in the last few years to meet the market demand for FTTH, high-speed Internet and the advent of the 5G.

Mr. René Morissette is a senior engineer and seasoned manager in the field of telecommunications, FTTH and outside plants. He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in telecommunications. He has worked for more than 27 years in the field of telecommunications and consulting engineering. During his career, he has participated in the deployment of several thousands of km of fibre optic and FTTH networks across Canada for most of the major Canadian telecommunications carriers and several organizations owning critical telecommunications infrastructure such as Hydro-Quebec. He also participated in the planning and design of Small Cell projects for 5G deployment. As a manager and leader, he has led very large multidisciplinary teams in numerous FTTH telecommunications projects.


The appointment of René Morissette furthers the efforts put in place over the past few years by YRH in the outside plants and FTTH markets. His vast experience in this sector and his management skills will accelerate our positioning and expand our knowledge in this crucial field for the deployment of high-speed Internet. This nomination is in line with our development strategy, aiming to increase our expertise and our offer to meet the demand of our main customers, including telecommunication companies, cable companies as well as large organizations and companies, such as electrical utilities.

Maurice Beauséjour, President at YRH

Mr. Beauséjour added that this appointment is also in line with recent announcements from the Quebec and Ontario governments, as well as from the Federal government for high-speed Internet deployment programs in addition to the 5G implementation by cellular operators who will have a great need for fibre optics for the deployment of “Small Cells.”

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YRH congratulates the Quebec government’s initiative regarding the “Régions Branchées’’ and ‘’Opération Haute Vitesse’’ programs

Following the March 22nd announcement, YRH would like to highlight the joint effort of the Government of Quebec and Canada to add the necessary funds, close to one billion, to fill the digital void and the lack of connectivity in many regions of Quebec.


To learn more about the Quebec government’s announcement, see the following link (French only):

https://www.quebec.ca/gouvernement/ministeres-et-organismes/sihv/operation-haute-vitesse


YRH is engineering firm specialized in telecommunications and is actively involved in the planning, business plans, design and project management in the Internet High-Speed Network Deployment (FTTH, HFC, FWA) across Canada. Based in Montreal, Quebec, YRH is pleased to have contributed to the development and deployment of a variety of projects with several MRCs across Quebec and with many telecommunications providers.


To learn more about YRH:

https://www.yrh.com


Or email us:

telecom@yrh.com


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YRH congratulate the Ontario government for the Broadband Program announcement in the 2021 Budget

Following the Ontario Budget 2021 announcement on March 24, 2021, YRH wants to congratulate the Ontario Government in their effort to add a massive $2.8 billion investment to improve broadband access across Ontario. This investment will reduce the gap between the well-connected urban regions in Ontario bringing high-speed Internet to many underserved Ontario communities.


To learn more about this important announcement, please follow the link below from the Ontario government:

https://budget.ontario.ca/2021/chapter-1b.html


Extract from the Budget announcement, March 24, 2021:

To connect homes, businesses and communities to broadband — which COVID‑19 has demonstrated is a necessity, not a luxury — Ontario is investing $2.8 billion, bringing the Province’s total investment to nearly $4 billion over six years beginning 2019–20.


In 2021 and for years to come, it is time to act for all Ontario citizens from all regions to provide them with high-speed Internet – Fast and Reliable.  This investment will insure a strong economic and social development across all regions and to all Ontario citizens.

YRH is Canadian based engineering firm specialized in telecommunications and is actively involved in the planning, business plan, design and project management in the Internet High-Speed Network Deployment (FTTH, HFC, FWA) across Canada. YRH is proud to have contributed in multiple projects across Ontario, with counties and municipalities as well as with many telecommunications operators or ISP companies.


To learn more about YRH:

https://www.yrh.com


Or email us:

telecom@yrh.com


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The new year is a time to pause and look back on the year that just ended while thinking of the road ahead. Despite the many challenges both on a global and a personal scale, Yves R. Hamel and Associés Inc. (YRH) is pleased to conclude that this year of transition has been a positive one after all.

One year ago, on February 1st, 2020…

A year ago, Mr. François Hamel left the presidency of YRH after 35 exciting years with the company to become a strategic advisor and now focusses on personal and professional event management projects. Best of luck and thank you François for these wonderful years!

A year ago, Mr. Maurice Beauséjour rose to the challenge of being the first president not to bear the name Hamel since the company’s creation in 1967. Throughout this unusual year, he successfully led the company and helped it meet the many challenges along the way. Congratulations to Maurice on his first year as President!

A year ago, Mr. Filomeno Pepe celebrated his first anniversary as a partner, opening the door to a new generation. Congratulations on your second year as partner!

A year ago, two long-time employees of the organization were made partners. Mr. Alexis Langlois and Mr. Étienne Leroux, congratulations on your first year as partners!

Over the past year, despite the circumstances and economic uncertainty, several new employees dared to make the leap and join the YRH team. Welcome home to Julie, Étienne, Marneta, Christian, Catherine, André, Régis, Alain, Éric, Karl and Nelson!

Over the past year, YRH and its employees have been able to adapt to this new reality by transforming their work methods and processes. Thanks to the strength of its staff and the team spirit that everyone nurtured despite the distance, YRH has maintained the quality of its expertise and was able to reach its goals. To all our employees, thank you and congratulations for your commitment through this unusual year!

To all our partners, suppliers and customers, thank you for being there throughout this tumultuous year, for supporting us and for helping us better ourselves day after day!

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Dear customers and partners,

We are proud to announce that as of May, 2020, YRH is certified ISO 9001:2015.

We believe that this certification, combined with our culture of quality, integrity and experience will  add to your satisfaction with the current mandates and future ones to come.

YRH Team

YRH, one the most important engineering firm specialized in telecommunications, broadcasting and wireless communications in Canada, is happy to announced that starting February 1st, 2020, a new chapter in its history will begin.

After more than 35 years with the company and 25 years as acting president of YRH, François Hamel will leave his post to pursue new challenges. He will be succeeded by his long-time business partner, Maurice Beauséjour, who will become YRH’s president and CEO, effective February 1st.

In the wake of this important event and to ensure continuity of its management team, YRH is proud to announce the arrival of two new shareholders: Étienne Leroux and Alexis Langlois. Both have been employees for many years and have contributed to the reputation and successes of our company across Canada.

It is with great emotion and a feeling of accomplishment that Mr. Hamel stated:


Dear employees, colleagues, partners, and clients,

After more than 35 years filled with many memories and great realisations, it is now time for me to move on to other challenges and new adventures.

I am pleased to announce that I will pass the reins of YRH to my friend, colleague and business partner, Maurice Beausejour, who will become the new president and CEO.

Maurice and I have always made a solid team, relying on each other’s strengths. This collaboration has allowed YRH to become a leader in the telecom engineering industry. I am extremely confident that this success will continue under his guidance.

Furthermore, I am pleased to announce the arrival of 2 new shareholders, Étienne Leroux and Alexis Langlois. Both are long time employees of the firm who have always contributed to YRH’s successes.

Finally, I wish to thank you all, employees, partners and clients, for the numerous and wonderful projects we have successfully accomplish together over the years. These projects gave us the chance to build our expertise and achieve a reputation as leaders of the telecommunications engineering industry.

In the name of my colleagues and myself, I wish Maurice the best success in his new position as president of YRH and in the continuation of this great adventure. 

François Hamel

Maurice Beauséjour, current vice-president operations at YRH and president and CEO as of February 1st:


It is with pride and emotion that I accept to step into this new role and take François’ place as president and CEO.

Rest assured that we will maintain the same level of quality, expertise and innovation that made the reputation of our firm across Canada. We will continue to build on the strengths of our employees to serve our clients in broadcasting, wireless communications and telecommunications.

I am also pleased to confirm that François will remain close to YRH as Strategic Advisor to ensure a smooth transition and I wish him success in his new endeavors.

This transition arrives at a period of tremendous changes in the telecommunications market, with the arrival and pursuit of the 5G, IoT, Big Data, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), cybersecurity, FTTH and High Speed Internet networks. The future of YRH and the Telecom Market is more dynamic than ever.

Maurice Beauséjour

About YRH:

Founded in 1967, YRH is a Canadian consulting-engineering firm specialised in broadcasting, wireless networks and telecommunications. Headquartered in Montreal, the firm consists of a team of dedicated Engineers and specialists. YRH undertakes projects all across Canada and is dedicated to solving complex and challenging technological problems. For more than 50 years, YRH has successfully carried out projects in over 50 countries and across 5 continents, under extreme conditions and varied locations. For additional information, visit www.yrh.com

Contact:

Annik Geoffroy, Manager – Administration division, YRH
(514) 934-3024 ext. 211 
www.yrh.com
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