Suicide Prevention Hotline
15 Million Numbers
New Area Code (368)
Cyberattack on Iristel
$470,000 Donation

Rolling out a mental health crisis & suicide prevention hotline

9-8-8 is not available yet in Canada, but help is still available.


Iristel Tops 15 Million Phone Numbers in Canada

With great networks comes great availability. Iristel is Canada’s fastest growing coast-to coast-to coast CLEC and we’ve now hit a new milestone of 15 million phone numbers. Our robust network built over two decades and vast nationwide availability is why so many customers have trusted us to deliver their voice, data and other traffic needs. Read our full press release.


Alberta Gains A New Area Code (368)

A new area code – “368” is coming to Alberta (AB) on April 23, 2022. The new area code will be added to the codes for the region: 403/587/780/825.


Iristel Experiences A Cyber Attack

On Monday, November 15th at approximately 11:00 (EST), Iristel had a cyber-attack attempt (known technically as DDoS) on a network element, specifically a port on an element. On behalf of the entire Iristel Team, we sincerely apologize over this disruption of service as we are keenly aware of the frustration it has caused to your business.


A Generous gift for York University

Iristel founder and CEO, Samer Bishay donates $470,000 to York University's Faculty of Science to enhance labs and stoke innovation.

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Iristel CEO Makes A Splash

Iristel CEO, Samer Bishay, has officially been named as a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winner, a people’s choice awards program sponsored by RBC that celebrates the resounding achievements by immigrants who’ve left a big impact culturally, socially, or economically in their own unique ways.