Bell releases congestion data

Bell Canada has publicly released data on its network congestion problem. According to some of the figures, Bell has experienced between 2.9% and 5.2% congested links for the first five months of 2008. This range is consistent with the final 10 months of 2007 as well.
It’s unclear at this point whether these figures mean Bell’s network is congested or only parts of its network are congested. Network Letter will have more on this matter after comments from interested parties are submitted early next month.

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Silverback Media partners with Toronto retailers to create a mobile-enabled downtown

Silverback Media and the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area have embarked on an ambitious plan to create a mobile-enabled downtown core, where customers use their mobile phones to choose a favourite restaurant, view menus, access coupons and follow an onscreen map to their destination. The first 25 retailers are expected to be on board by July.

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