Video interview: A Canadian at the centre of the Internet

The road to being an Internet infrastructure entrepreneur can sometimes be a twisty one. For Al Burgio, it wound from an Ontario farm, an accounting degree, being at the centre of the dot-com

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Open access key to better Internet in Canadian cities: panel

Canada needs to adopt an open access infrastructure model if it’s going to provide Internet service competitive with the bandwidth and prices offered elsewhere in the world, a panel of networking experts agreed

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

New Wind in carrier’s future

Wind Mobile's future is about to change. The Canadian carrier's minority shareholder and biggest debtholder, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Lted. announced this morning that it has a deal to sell all of its holdings to

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Group urges Ottawa to set aside spectrum again in auction

The Harper government must set aside cellular frequencies for spectrum for new or small carriers to bid on in an upcoming spectrum auction, says a consumer group. In a paper sent this week

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Videotron now offers LTE service

Canada has its seventh cellular carrier to offer LTE service after Quebec-based Videotron announced it has begun offering the hight-speed data service to subscribers on Wednesday. LTE devices Videotron now sells include the

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa to spring 3500 MHz spectrum for urban, rural areas

A year ago Industry Canada promised the wireless industry it would try to allocate 750 MHz worth of spectrum for commercial mobile services by 2017. On Tuesday it took another step to adding

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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