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

Wind Mobile’s numbers pick up

Those hoping that more wireless competition will mean the country's biggest telecom providers will restrain their pricing plans may be cheered by the latest numbers from Wind Mobile -- which may also improve

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ontario county moxie helps lure a telecom consultant

Local counties and regions across the country that have invested in broadband often have case studies for boasting how they have attracted business with connectivity as good as urban areas. Oxford County in

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Quebecor still lets analysts speculate on wireless

Speculation is one of the great freedoms reporters engage in, marshaling a fact here and a fact there to signal to readers what might be coming. We're not the only ones who do

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Do we need a separate network for M2M traffic?

With the co-called Internet of Things only just getting started, it's sometimes hard for enterprises to plan strategies. There may be a device that your (fill in the blank -- warehouse/factory/installations in the

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Primus Canada names new executive team for growth

The new CEO of Primus Telecommunications Canada has overhauled the carrier's executive team to achieve his goal of increasing the company's sales to small and medium businesses. "I'm looking for tremendous growth in

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian firm helps monitor World Cup network

Canada doesn’t have a team in this year’s World Cup., but there’s Canadian network technology helping ensure the video, voice and data traffic from Brazil is clear. Gigabit Ethernet demarcation points and performance

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

Wind chief optimistic about its future, with help from Ottawa

The head of Wind Mobile is certain the startup wireless carrier is going to survive, but admits he needs help from Ottawa to do it. "It's been a very tough road, we're definitely

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon