Rogers snares Cisco Canada head to lead enterprise division

Rogers Communications is beefing up its weapons to get more business from the business sector. The company said Friday it has hired Nitin Kawale away from his post at Cisco Systems Canada effective Dec. 1

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bell kicks LTE speeds up for faster data downloads

When the country's three biggest wireless carriers launched LTE service several years ago, their initial download data speeds were nowhere near the technology's potential high. Slowly, however, as their network expanded and they

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Calgary economists insist fourth national cellular carrier not needed

Two Calgary economists are standing firm on their argument that Ottawa is wasting its time trying to promote a fourth wireless carrier in the country because Bell, Rogers and Telus are competitive enough.

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for smaller carriers. "Rogers has imposed exclusivity clauses in roaming agreements that prohibited smaller

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers, Telus insist on warrants for subscriber information

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled last month that police needed a search warrant to get basic subscriber information from Internet providers, it seemed clear that if law enforcement agencies only had

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

#FollowFriday: Canadian Telecom Summit edition

It's best known as a place where regulatory issues are debated among incumbents and challengers, but this year's Canadian Telecom Summit reflected how smartphones and other mobile technologies have made communication service providers

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Shane Schick

Industry Canada once willing to let incumbents buy startups: Rogers

The Harper government has virtually declared that incumbent carriers won't ever be able to get hold of prized AWS spectrum of wireless startups. But that wasn't always Ottawa's plan, a Rogers Communications Inc.

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

It’s time carriers did better, says new Rogers chief

The telecom industry has invested billions in new wireless networks but it isn't making it easy for cellphone users, says Rogers  Communications' new chief executive. "I don't think we're delivering on the promise

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Are Canada’s telcos at a security tipping point?

Telecommunications providers are giants targets for cyber-attacks because they are hubs for digital traffic. Which is why they have to shift from being reactive to proactive, a telecom conference in Toronto was told

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks