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Greater spending on wireless than wireline: In-Stat
New research from In-Stat, a US-based high-tech research firm, indicates that in 2006 US businesses of all sizes will spend more on wireless voice services than on wireline voice.

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Fixed-mobile convergence: boon or bane for carriers?

The convergence between fixed and mobile telecom services begins to pick up steam as network equipment vendors start showing off technology that lets mobile phone users jump from cell phone networks to Wi-Fi networks and vice-versa. Industry observers say the advancement could affect the way mobile service providers go about their business.

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Some surprises in survey of arts and culture labour force

At the end of 2005, Hamilton ON research firm Hill Strategies Research Inc. released their Artists by Neighbourhood in Canada report. The survey "highlights creative neighbourhoods across the country – areas where artists interact and help shape the character of their communities" by looking at the percentage of residents employed in artistic and cultural industries by postal code, using data from the 2001 census. Below are excerpts from the report.

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CNM People

Robert Desautels is the newest addition to the executive team at Longueuil QC motion simulator firm D-Box Technologies Inc. As VP of sales and marketing, he will guide the Quebec firm’s efforts to take its home entertainment-oriented motion feedback devices to new markets, and increase penetration and profile in existing markets. Desautels held the position of VP of marketing and business development at Montreal holographic imaging system maker XYZ Imaging Inc. before joining D-Box. Prior to that, he was general manager of Dorion QC-based Alfalight Canada, a branch office of high-power diode laser manufacturer Alfalight Inc. of Madison, WI. Desautels’ resume also includes positions with Hewlett Packard Canada, Transcontinental Printing, Apple Canada, and Creo Products. Desautels replaces outgoing VP of sales and marketing Robert de Bellefeuille.

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