Tuesday, February 05, 2013Microsoft uses TV ‘white spaces’ in broadband pilot The project aims to provide Internet access to unserved areas in Kenya and launch special Huawei smart phones in Africa
Wednesday, January 09, 2013North Korea urged to open Internet, cellphone access Google chief Eric Schmidt, a member of the controversial private delegation to the country, remains silent on what he intends to get out of the trip
Wednesday, January 09, 2013Google plans free Wi-Fi for New York The network is believed to be part of a plan to boost tech community in the city’s so-called ‘Silicon Alley’
Wednesday, May 16, 2012Shaw wins Internet deal with city of Winnipeg Cableco will create VPLS domains for the city's business units as part of a 42-site network. And that's just the start of Shaw's plans to get more government business
Monday, November 01, 2010Cablecos suggest 5 Mbps broadband target for nation Goal could be reached within five years, says proposal to public hearing. But the cable companies insist it not be a mandatory objective set by the telecom regulator
Wednesday, October 27, 2010$7-billion rural broadband plan put to CRTC Manitoba Telecom Services insists the regulator shouldn't leave it to the private sector to bring high speed Internet access to outlying areas
Tuesday, June 01, 2010Bullet point briefing: Tristan Goguen, ILAP The chief executive officer of Toronto-based Internet Light and Power Inc. touts his firm’s quality uninterrupted bandwidth as an alternative to buying access service directly from the carriers. Find out why Tristan Goguen is glad he did not listen to media pundits in 1995. WITH VIDEO
Friday, May 28, 2010Need for speed: ISPs to plead case before CRTC Independent Internet providers will ask the federal regulator to order telcos and cablecos to let them match the fastest speeds the incumbents offer on their new networks. The incumbents will say it isn’t necessary, or, considering the money they're spending, fair.
Thursday, February 26, 2009New Zealand gets insane copyright law Under the country’s copyright amendment act, anyone accused of copyright infringement would have his or her Internet cut off before . How the recording industry got its way
Monday, September 22, 2008Zambian community sets example for rural connectivity Mesh network offers valuable redundancy for communications in an area where radio and TV reception is poor
Tuesday, June 19, 2007All of Montreal could be wrapped in WiMax blanket 2009 is the deadline by which two Quebec-based companies are aiming to have all of Montreal wrapped under a huge WiMax-based Wi-Fi "blanket". Within two years, the companies say, their Wi-Fi network will be expanded to cover more than 300 square kilometres, and approximately 90 per cent of Montreal's population.
Monday, June 18, 2007Montreal to be covered in WiMax blanket Two Quebec-based companies plan to wrap all of Montreal under a huge WiMAX-based "WiFi blanket" by 2009. Within two years, the companies say, their WiFi network will be expanded to cover more than 300 square kilometers, and approximately 90 per cent of Montreal's population.
Monday, May 21, 2007Waterloo wins battle of 'intelligent communities' From a 19th-century mill town to recognition as the world's most intelligent community, the City of Waterloo, Ont., in the heart of Canada's technology triangle, has come a long way. Beating out six other finalists, Waterloo has been named as the "Intelligent Community of the Year" by The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a New York-based non-profit think tank that focuses on economic development in the broadband economy.
Monday, May 21, 2007Waterloo named top 'intelligent community' in the world Beating out six other finalists, Waterloo, Friday, was named as the "Intelligent Community of the Year" by The Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based non-profit think tank that focuses on economic development in the broadband economy.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007Make wireless Internet available to all, urges FCC U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin wants wireless Internet access to be included in efforts to ensure universal communications for all U.S. residents.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006vice president of collaboration for IBM Lotus Adding to its Workplace Solutions lineup, IBM introduced two new vertical-industry-focused deployment options for small and midize businesses. The new small and midize business options are IBM Workplace for Healthcare Clinicians and IBM Workplace for Retail Store Operations. The health care and retail offerings are based on IBM Workplace Services Express, which ties together team collaboration software with an integrated portal.
Friday, May 05, 2006FCC reaffirms deadline for wiretapping compliance The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week adopted an order that reaffirms the May 14, 2007, deadline for facilities-based broadband Internet access and interconnected VOIP providers to comply with the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) for electronic surveillance.
Sunday, March 19, 2006Two new waves in wireless space When wireless hot-spots started springing up in cities circa 2001, this shift had a dramatic impact on the way people interacted. Released from their wireline chains, people were no longer constrained to use their computers in isolation.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006vice-president and principal analyst, communications research at IDC Canada Ltd. Industry analysts have praised Toronto’s plans for a city-wide municipal Wi-Fi network, welcoming Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. as a major player in business-grade wireless connectivity for ubiquitous Internet access.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Lost Packets: Networking news and trivia A recent study suggests the 24x7 availability that mobile devices provide may be taking a toll on family life. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study followed 1,300 adults over two years.
Thursday, September 01, 2005Cellular networks nudge nearer to marriage with Wi-Fi A driving vacation is a great escape during the summer months. In the past, my going on this kind of vacation meant being out of touch, unless I called in from whichever hotel I was staying at for the night. With the expansion of wireless cellular services to more areas, keeping in touch has become easier, but by no means a sure thing.
Sunday, August 14, 2005IT director, Enbridge Business is warming up for Toronto-based Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and it has nothing to do with natural gas running through the company's pipelines. Enbridge says its new Web-based contracting and reporting system for gas management – dubbed EnTRAC – has transformed users from data encoders to business analysts.
Monday, April 18, 2005Lawmakers introduce bill to extend Internet tax ban Three U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would permanently extend a ban on Internet-only taxes, including taxes on Internet access. The legislation would ban three types of taxes that single out the Internet: taxes on Internet access, multiple taxation by two or more states of a product or service bought over the Internet, and taxes that treat Internet purchases differently from other types of sales.
Monday, October 04, 2004Citrix customers point out messy marketing A Citrix Systems Inc. marketing manager predicts a bright future for the sort of server-based computer systems that his company sells, but judging by comments from Canadian Citrix users and partners, the firm has some explaining to do before such a vision can come true.
Thursday, September 02, 2004Converged communications hits South Africa Global communications company, Avaya Inc., and its South African distribution partner, Kathea, announced Wednesday that Avaya's converged communications system for office applications — IP Office — is now locally available.