Wednesday, November 18, 2009BREAKING NEWS: Telus sues Rogers over wireless The Vancouver carrier is taking a dispute over Rogers Wireless advertising claims to court. Telus denies Rogers provides the fastest network in Canada.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009Bell, Telus launch HSPA wireless service Bell is launching a new network, while competitor Telus is rolling out a new range of services. Both firms are offering the iPhone, the new BlackBerry Bold, and faster wireless Internet sticks
Thursday, October 08, 2009Report dismisses claims Canada lags in broadband A report funded by phone and cable companies says Canada isn't doing as bad as some studies say. However, an industry analyst says the real issue is lack of competition
Tuesday, October 06, 2009Bell, Telus meet Rogers' speed head-on Telcos to start HSPA Plus service next month in time for the December holiday period, and possibly ahead of the new wireless entrants. Plus, Rogers' iPhone monopoly comes to an end
Monday, October 05, 2009iPhone reach extended through Bell, Telus: Globe A Canadian newspaper says the country's two largest incumbents will use the iPhone to show off an HSPA network overlay they have planned for next month, creating more competition for Rogers
Friday, September 04, 2009Privacy commissioner slaps Bell over traffic management Agency rules that Bell could better explain what it's doing with deep packet inspection, the technology it uses to slow traffic of bandwidth hogs
Tuesday, September 01, 2009Sympatico and MSN break up, but stay friends Bell and Microsoft are launching independent portals today to replace the former Sympatico.msn.ca site. Vice-presidents Gary Anderson and Owen Sagness discuss what brought them together and why they decided to break up.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009ISPs upset with latest CRTC ruling This month's decision forcing Bell's ISP customers to charge subscribers usage fees has one provider preparing to cut ties to the telco. However, another ISP says there are few options
Thursday, August 13, 2009BCE-Telus merger would be nightmare: Forrester RBC Dominion Securities published a report predicting a merger between Telus and Bell Canada Enterprises is increasingly likely over the next two years. An IDC Canada analyst agrees this may happen, but Forrester’s Brownlee Thomas says this would hurt businesses.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009IN BRIEF: Palm Pre available in Canada in late August Bell Mobility says it’ll ship the iPhone killer before the end of the summer, and it’s taking pre-orders. Plus, McAfee buys MX Logic, Symantec offers threat analysis and VM6 upgrades its internal cloud software
Thursday, July 30, 2009Why Telus is so outspoken about Globalive With the growing rivalry between Telus and Globalive heating up before the companies have even started competing, many industry observers are debating why the Vancouver-based wireless giant has taken such a strong stance in the debate, the potential impact it could have on both competitors, and why Rogers and Bell have stayed relatively quiet
Friday, July 10, 2009Aliant brings fibre to the home in New Brunswick Aliant plans to offer FibreOp, through aerial cables, to residents and businesses in Fredericton and Saint John. The province is contributing $1 million to the project.
Thursday, June 11, 2009Cellular carriers demand relief from spectrum fees As Industry Canada reviews its policy on wireless licence fees and renewals, the industry is demanding a significant overhaul. Read why an telecom analyst says carriers have a lot of nerve asking for drastic cuts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009Mafiaboy speech a standing room only affair Michael Calce's keynote drew a crowd that spilled out of the convention centre's hall. How social engineering is still the lynchpin of successful hacking. WITH VIDEO
Wednesday, March 11, 2009Federal cabinet asked to referee fights with Bell, Allstream Two carriers have turned to politicians to win battles with the federal communications regulator over network access. An industry analyst says that fights like these show Ottawa has got to set out a clear policy to help the creation of next-generation networks
Wednesday, February 04, 2009Wireless startup shows orphan spectrum works Public Mobile showed the press that handsets are easily available for the rarely-used PCS spectrum it won in last summer's Canadian frequency auction. Now it has to choose an equipment supplier and build a network
Monday, October 06, 2008Senior Partner, Hoey Associates Management Consultants Inc. The former president and chief operating officer of Bell Canada is about to finish his stint at MTS Allstream. Eamon Hoey offers a performance assessment
Monday, September 22, 2008IT outsourcers aren't sweating stock market crisis As part of Toronto Tech Week, executives from Bell and Tata Consulting Services discuss how economic uncertainty is affecting their business prospects. Manulife’s CIO weighs in
Tuesday, September 16, 2008New entrants will eat into wireless markets: Report A report predicts new wireless companies will grab 24 per cent of the market in six years. Cable companies Shaw and Videotron, with their ability to bundle products, will have a big advantage over Globalive
Sunday, August 17, 2008IDC: ISP peer-to-peer fears are a boogeyman A Canadian industry analyst says network service providers may be overreacting to the threat of file sharing applications and their impact on bandwidth. Why Verizon may have the right approach
Friday, August 15, 2008Customers charged for incoming texts will receive refunds for spam Industry Minister won't interfere with the new policies, but Layton argues against the so-called cash grab from Telus and Bell.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008Finding a reliable WAN provider Info-Tech wireless analyst Mark Tauschek offers his thoughts on how to select the right services from the right WAN provider. Unlike most enterprise technologies, money shouldn’t be the major issue
Sunday, July 20, 2008Spectrum auction trivia Who paid the most at the just-concluded auction, who paid the least and what wasn't bought at all
Wednesday, July 16, 2008Spectrum auction end is no closer Although the high bids of the 15 remaining bidders largely haven't changed in two weeks, they still want to hone their positions. An industry analyst says they'll keep going until they're out of points or money
Thursday, June 26, 2008Don’t be dazzled by spectrum auction prices: analyst Before the auction started, a Yankee Group analyst said the move to make room for new entrants won't be enough by itself to spur competition. Although high bids are over $4 billion, he hasn't changed his mind