U.S. providers join Canadian fibre war

Three U.S.-based telecommunications providers with Canadian operations say they are baffled why a federal regulator is looking into an unregulated telecom reseller’s ability to light leased dark fibre optic lines without becoming a regulated carrier.

Published on: April 28th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Japan regains wireless mojo

Despite an early lead with handset-centric services like I-mode, Japan fell behind in the wireless data race a few years ago as interest shifted to Apple and the iPhone. But now, thanks to

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Martyn Williams

DragonWave’s more powerful Ethernet backhaul system

DragonWave’s latest packet microwave radio system promises to give more for less – more capacity in less space, that is. The Ottawa company said Monday that it’s upcoming Ethernet-based Horizon Quantum can deliver

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Howard Solomon

Steganography meets VoIP in hacker world

Researchers and hackers are developing tools to execute a new data-leak threat: sneaking proprietary information out of networks by hiding it within VoIP traffic. Techniques that fall under the category of VoIP steganography

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Tim Greene

NTT DoCoMo plans LTE launch

NTT DoCoMo plans to launch high-speed cellular data services based on LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology in December 2010, it said Thursday. LTE is an IP-based system seen as a replacement for 3G-based

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Martyn Williams

Rogers sets sights on corporate market

Rogers Communications may be best known in the consumer market but company executives say they want a larger share of the business voice and data market. "Our whole plan is to re-enter the

Published on: June 16th, 2009 Greg Meckbach


Most enterprise IT shops deliver better network communications services than the business actually needs, according to Info-Tech Research Group. During today’s worsening recession, slashing network and telecom costs might be the key to

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

Lenovo disables lost laptops via text message

If a laptop is lost, now there is a new way to remotely shut it down -- just text it. The Constant Secure Remote Disable service from Lenovo , allows users to remotely

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Agam Shah

Carriers look toward open mobile future

About 30 percent of the devices using T-Mobile USA's network in New York City weren't sold by T-Mobile, the head of that carrier said Wednesday. That's one sign that the traditional closed world

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Stephen Lawson