#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

Telus drops hunt for Mobilicity

Sober second thought. That's what the Senate's there for, or so we're told. But you don't always need a plush red chamber full of politicians to prompt a serious change of heart, especially

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Small ISPs top large providers on transparency: Report

There is still a lot of room for improvement on how well local Internet service providers inform their customers on how they are protecting private information but on the whole, smaller ISPs are

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Rogers wins LTE race, by one company’s measure

Every day Canadians are bombarded with marketing from the country’s three biggest wireless carriers about their fast and extensive LTE networks. Which begs the question which of BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bell adds almost 120,000 wireless subscribers in Q4

BCE Inc. had fourth quarter revenue of $5.382 billion, led in part by its Bell Mobility division which reported another strong period. However, profit for the quarter was down nearly 26 per cent

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Groups complain Bell uses customer data for mobile ads

The federal telecom regulator should forbid Bell Canada from using subscriber data for marking and advertising, say two advocacy groups. The Public Interest and Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers Association of Canada

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon