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

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

Quebecor still lets analysts speculate on wireless

Speculation is one of the great freedoms reporters engage in, marshaling a fact here and a fact there to signal to readers what might be coming. We're not the only ones who do

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

Ottawa adds more radio channels for B.C. resource roads

Truckers, sportsmen and residents who use British Columbia’s 650,000 kilometres of resource roads will soon have better radio connectivity when deep in the back country. Industry Canada said Thursday it will dedicate 40 new

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Redknee aims to cut monetization time for new mobile services

In the scramble for new mobile customers, communications service providers are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves with new features. Mobile customers – consumers and enterprise users – are notoriously demanding, and

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks