Friday, February 26, 2010Sidebar: Significant 2009 regulatory rulings Here are some of the major regulatory decisions of 2009, made either by the CRTC or the federal cabinet
Wednesday, February 24, 2010Telecom foreign ownership restrictions archaic: Report Forrester Research Inc. published a report by Montreal-based Brownlee Thomas stating Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. have a stranglehold on the wireless market in Canada. The foreign ownership laws are partly to blame and Thomas offers advice for wireless business users looking for a better deal
Thursday, February 04, 2010Hearing to examine broadband obligations of carriers It’s called a review of the basic services telecommunications carriers have to fulfill. However, an upcoming CRTC hearing will largely be about whether incumbent carriers should be forced to improve services to outlying areas. Some believe the duty should be eliminated because there’s more providers around today to choose from
Wednesday, January 27, 2010Peer 1 unveils flagship data centre in Toronto The Vancouver-based infrastructure services provider is opening its third data centre in Toronto in the spring of 2010. The design is the template for future facilities and is the first to offer all three of Peer 1’s core offerings. WITH VIDEO
Monday, January 04, 2010Five mobile predictions from Telus Telus’ chief futurist reveals five mobile trends he anticipates coming to Canadians in 2010. An Info-Tech research analyst says the trends are already taking place and likely reflect what's coming from Telus
Wednesday, December 30, 2009YEAR IN REVIEW: November 2009 In November, Nortel reached the end of the road, Rogers (TSE:RCI.B) was stripped of its "most reliable network" title, and David Suzuki called the IT industry on the carpet over cyberjunk. More of the year that was
Tuesday, December 29, 2009YEAR IN REVIEW: September 2009 Skype finally became available to Canadian iPhone users, Avaya won its bid for Nortel Networks’ enterprise business unit, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission began hearings over whether Globalive Wireless could operate in Canada, CA CEO John Swainson retired, and more
Wednesday, December 23, 2009YEAR IN REVIEW: June 2009 This month’s news included Michael Jackson posthumously crashing the Internet, Rogers teaming up with a former Mighty Ducks star, a nightmarish piece of proposed legislation for small ISPs, the continuing adventures of AMD and Intel, and more
Tuesday, December 15, 2009Globalive to offer BlackBerry Bold 9700 Within a week of getting a green light from Industry Canada, Wind Mobile is expected to launch cellular wireless service. Analysts Michelle Warren, Roberta Fox and Johanne Lemay offer their views
Tuesday, December 08, 2009Telus’ experts disagree on business need for speed At a telco-sponsored roundtable, a business school professor says many organizations don't know how to take advantage of high speed wireless data networks, while a consultant says they'll figure it out
Tuesday, December 01, 2009Wireless in court: Rogers goes after Bell Last week it was Telus versus Rogers. Now it's Rogers against Bell over wireless marketing claims of superiority
Tuesday, November 24, 2009Judge rules Rogers can't claim most reliable network A B.C. court says the wireless company can't advertize claims based on outdated data. Telus applauds, Rogers appeals
Wednesday, November 18, 2009Telus sues Rogers over wireless speed claims The Vancouver carrier is asking for an injunction that would force Rogers to stop publishing advertisements claiming it has the fastest or most reliable wireless network in Canada. Rogers will not back down from its claims and plans to defend itself in court.
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
Wednesday, October 28, 2009Law firm rolls out WAN acceleration FraserMilner Casgrain is moving document management and messaging servers for its branch offices to a centralized data centre. The company’s network services manager explains how it uses wide-area network optimization
Wednesday, October 21, 2009The mobile workforce Working where, how and when it makes the most sense.
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
Thursday, September 03, 2009IN BRIEF: SecTor announces security awards The security education conference honours the best products in three categories. Plus, EMC has your back (up) if you're running old Macs, Telus emergency keys for staff working alone and an RFID option for Lexmark printers
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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009Telus stalling CRTC hearing, Globalive says New wireless entrant Globalive is accusing the Vancouver-based telecom giant of “playing games” and attempting to drag out an upcoming CRTC hearing, but Telus argues it’s actually helping the process along. Read what industry analysts have to say or check out the full letter and decide for yourself
Sunday, March 15, 2009After Gmail, Google wants to search your voice mail too Google has begun testing a service that will make transcripts of voice mail messages and make them searchable.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008Housing developer installs wireless roaming software Carma Developers is using Trellia Mobility Platform to let field workers use both cellular and Wi-Fi networks to update their work. Find out how
Monday, December 01, 2008Media mogul Ted Rogers dead at 75 He had "an extraordinary career," says one industry analyst, that started with a small FM radio station and grew to include cable and cellular franchises and a professional baseball team