It’s time carriers did better, says new Rogers chief

The telecom industry has invested billions in new wireless networks but it isn't making it easy for cellphone users, says Rogers  Communications' new chief executive. "I don't think we're delivering on the promise

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Are Canada’s telcos at a security tipping point?

Telecommunications providers are giants targets for cyber-attacks because they are hubs for digital traffic. Which is why they have to shift from being reactive to proactive, a telecom conference in Toronto was told

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

B.C., Rogers announce $450 million wireless coverage plan

The B.C. government is partnering with Rogers to expand the province's wireless networks. The $450-million, three-year plan will expand wireless coverage in more than 70 communities in the province's northeast, Interior, Lower Mainland

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Do Canadian telecom, data protection laws hinder U.S. exports?

Along with tariffs, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, restrictions on United States grain exports and other issues, the U.S. has cited Canada’s telecommunications and data protection policies as trade barriers. In its annual Foreign

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Small ISPs top large providers on transparency: Report

There is still a lot of room for improvement on how well local Internet service providers inform their customers on how they are protecting private information but on the whole, smaller ISPs are

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Canada, Korea ink deal without increasing IP protection

Canada and South Korea appear to have veered away from typical trade agreements by not using the accord as a means to increase intellectual property protection. This aspect of the agreement is important

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Japanese, E.U. carriers top 2013 IPv6 adoption

Global adoption rates of IPv6 saw a bit of a surge in the second half of last year due to a growth in the roll out of the Internet protocol by major network

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Facebook’s Zuckerberg seeking carrier partners

Here’s an offer that might interest Canada’s mobile phone service providers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is looking for three to five phone companies to partner with him in an initiative to provide free

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

24 million IPv4 addresses still available in Canada, US

Three years after the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) distributed its last block of IPv4 address space and after much press coverage on the looming IPv4 crunch, addresses for the 32-year-old Internet protocol

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano