August 2014 in review: Wind lifts subscriber numbers

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After Wind Mobile’s largest shareholder said it will no longer put any money into its subsidiary, the startup wireless operator release its quarterly results showing the company added 38,875 subscribers in the three-month period ending June 30.

This brought the total number of Wind’s subscribers in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. to 741, 000 and lifted its average revenue per user (ARPU) to $31.60.

Also in August, IBM opened its first SoftLayer data centre in Toronto to meet the demands of Canadian customers that want cloud or hybrid solutions and be assured their sensitive data stays here.

The launch was part of a promise by IBM to spend US$1.2 billion to extend its SoftLayer platform and infrastructure as a service (PaaS, IaaS) offerings around the world.

Scorpion Software a British Columbia maker of integrated two factor authentication, single sign on and password management solutions was snapped up by Boston-based Kaseya, a provider of cloud-based IT management for service providers and enterprises.

Bell Mobility announced it kicked its LTE network speeds up a notch, from 75 Megabits per second (with a user expected average 12-25 Mbps) to 110 Mbps (14-36 Mbps), with speed as high as 150 Mbps (18-40 Mbps real-world) available in some locations.

Other noteworthy news for the month included:

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cordsthat could catch fire

VMware debuts hyper-converged infrastructure appliance Evorail

Ottawa to spring 3500 mhz spectrum for urban, rural areas

Telus to offer cloud-based mobile device management

Revenue Canada issues a tax app


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