B.C. provider starts fixed LTE-based broadband service

A British Columbia service provider has become the second Canadian telco to use LTE equipment from China's Huawei Technologies to provide fixed wireless broadband to rural residents. ABC Communications said Tuesday the new wireless

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Complaints as Telus makes Public Mobile subscribers switch

Public Mobile gambled in 2008 when it bought slices of spectrum in Ontario and Quebec few wanted because there weren't many cellphones that could use the frequencies. But while the startup carrier found

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Eastlink Wireless celebrates 1st year

The parent company of Eastlink Wireless marked its first 12 months in business by spending almost $20.3 million on spectrum in the 700MHz band. Most of the frequencies bought by Bragg Communications are

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers wins LTE race, by one company’s measure

Every day Canadians are bombarded with marketing from the country’s three biggest wireless carriers about their fast and extensive LTE networks. Which begs the question which of BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telefonica launches global Wi-Fi

Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica S.A. has forged an agreement with airports and hotel chains around the world to launch Wi-Fi access to business travelers covering more than 1 million hotspots in 110 countries.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 14th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Federal government moves to cap roaming charges

Industry Minister James Moore said on Wednesday that the government will be making legislative changes that will prevent Canada’s big three wireless providers from charging smaller carriers exorbitant mobile roaming fees. “Currently, high

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Rogers, AT&T ink reciprocal LTE roaming deal

Rogers Communications Inc. and AT&T today announced a deal that would provide customers of the American customers discounted roaming rates in Canada. In September this year, Rogers signed a deal with AT&T which

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

4 smart phones trends to watch for in 2014

By the end of this year, smart phone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units due to a 39 per cent year-over-year growth, according to analyst firm International Data Corp. That number

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 6th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

2 TTC stations get Wi-Fi, but not cell service

Two downtown Toronto Transit Commission subway stations now provide free Wi-Fi access but full cellular service, which includes texting and voice call capabilities, will have to wait until an agreement with Canadian carriers

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: November 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano