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, October 26, 2010CRTC head, carrier spar over rural broadband target Many industrial countries see the need to set a minimum broadband goal to spur their economies, says the chair of the federal telecom regulator. However, he's facing industry resistance
Sunday, October 24, 2010Fight over basic phone services starts this week The CRTC will be told to modernize rules incumbent phone companies say are handcuffing them in fights with competitors. But also on the table is whether the ancient obligation to offer at least dialup Internet access to customers should be hiked to high speed
Monday, October 18, 2010Completely lift foreign telecom controls: Consultants The time has come to put our xenophobia behind us, says the SeaBoard Group. Remove the restrictions, quickly
Tuesday, October 05, 2010Rogers buying Ontario business services provider In dealing for Atria Networks, the cable company gets access to business customers in a ring around Toronto
Monday, September 27, 2010Ice cream maker mixes voice, data, wireless Chapman’s Ice Cream near Owen Sound lost its IT infrastructure when its manufacturing facility burned down. It replaced its telecommunications system with wireless LAN and IP phones from Cisco Systems Inc.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010Videotron set to launch wireless in Quebec Quebecor Media Inc’s Videotron subsidiary is expected to offer wireless cellular service to its cable and telephony customers in Quebec. They could stoke the flames of wireless competition in Eastern Canada, an IDC analyst says. It will be the fourth new wireless entrant to launch in Canada
Tuesday, September 07, 2010IP addresses will run out in two to three years There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it – IPv4 addresses are going to run out in the next year and end users will feel the effects in 24 to 36 months, says CIRA’s CEO. What governments, enterprises and end users can do to speed up the move to IPv6
Tuesday, August 31, 2010RIM gets 60 days reprieve as India evaluates proposals India says will try out interception solutions proposed by RIM and review the situation after 60 days. The government maintains that communications through telecom networks should be accessible to security agencies
Monday, August 30, 2010CRTC rules in favour of Internet providers The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled that telecommunications carriers and cable providers must provide wholesale services to independent ISPs at the same speeds at which they provide service to their retail customers. They are allowed to mark the prices up 10 per cent.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010Accenture, SAP execs talk analytics trends Businesses are getting increasingly creative with how they perceive, manage and apply their analytics functions, discussed some execs at a roundtable in Toronto. Plus, the four pillars of SAP's analytics strategy
Friday, August 20, 2010Memorial University to roll out BlazeCast Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, Newfoundland installs an emergency notification system based on Mitel Networks Corp. and Benbria Corp. Staff can send alerts to phones, computers and the paging system in case someone is on a shooting rampage or there’s a fire or hazardous materials spill
Monday, August 16, 2010Internet providers must give financial data to CRTC The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a policy requiring new media broadcast undertakings to start reporting their revenues and spending next year. Rogers Communications Inc., Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. and the Canadian Independent Music Association react
Tuesday, August 10, 2010Saudi deal won't affect Canadian BlackBerry users BlackBerry users in North America shouldn't worry about RIM's negotiations with countries like Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, India and Lebanon affecting the security of their devices, analysts say. RIM's statement says the enterprise solution remains unchanged
Friday, August 06, 2010RIM holds talks with UAE and Saudi Arabia RIM, along with US and Canadian officials, are holding talks with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over security concerns about the BlackBerry smartphone