Some ISPs don’t cave when asked for subscriber info, says report

A Canadian privacy and security group isn't impressed with the answers it got from Canadian Internet service providers about their policies on disclosing information about subscribers to government agencies. "They're not quite as

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa turns down sale of spectrum to Bell-Rogers’ Inukshuk

The telecommunications industry has been wondering how hard the Harper government will hit the country’s three biggest wireless carriers after stating last year that it will carefully look over every proposed transfer of

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM Maximo goes SaaS — quietly

LAS VEGAS – The cloud is the centre of attention at IBM’s annual Pulse conference, which highlights its latest products and strategies for making everything-as-a-service. Interestingly, there’s only a little light being shone

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa nets $5.27 billion in spectrum auction

Quebec cable company Quebecor has surprised the telecom industry by buying $233.3 million in  spectrum in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. as well as its home province, indicating that it wants to become more of

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP calls for collaboration on security

As more North American organizations admit their networks have been broken into, Hewlett-Packard Co. has issued a report calling for the IT industry to work together to improve cyber security. “Adversaries today are

Published on: February 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

All eyes on Wind Mobile as 700 MHz auction about to start

You'll read a lot of facts and figures about Industry Canada's 700 MHz billion-dollar spectrum auction, which starts Tuesday. But the focus of many in the telecom industry will be on how much

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

M2M solutions face dreams and realities

With the cost of pushing bytes through wireless or wired networks dropping, the idea of plugging everything into the Internet has become increasingly attractive. Thus was born the so-called 'Internet of Things,' or

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Bell, Rogers top wireless users’ complaint list

Bell Canada and Rogers Communications top the list of telecom companies receiving complaints from wireless customers, according to a report released today by Canada’s Commissioner of Complaints for Telecommunications Services. User complaints about

Published on: November 6th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Wind can’t say yet if it will be in spectrum auction

Three weeks before deposits are due for bidders in the 700 MHz spectrum auction, the head of Wind Mobile can’t say if the startup will be participating. "We're continuing to assess our alternatives,"

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon