Apple iPhone hurts Rogers second quarter net additions

The iPhone hasn’t been good for Rogers Communications Inc. in the short-term. Its April announcement of the iPhone’s pending arrival "slammed the brakes" on new subscriber additions, Rogers Wireless president Rob Bruce told investors today.

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Toronto company beefs up anti-censorship software in time for Chinese Olympics

A Toronto-based company has developed a way for major media companies and individuals to sneak images through China’s powerful Internet firewall – and just in time for this month’s Olympic games.

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Primus makes good on Magma acquisition

In its ongoing quest to re-invent itself out of the ashes of long-distance reselling, Primus Telecommunications Canada has leveraged its 2004 acquisition of Magma Communications to deepen its business relationship with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The question is: will infrastructure/hosting deals like the one with CREA, as well as the WiMAX partnership with Motorola, be enough to keep Primus’s American parent happy?

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Bell, Rogers and others join forces to combat cyber crime

Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Microsoft Canada are collaborating with the Competition Bureau of Canada, Concordia University and law enforcement agencies to establish an alliance to identify and combat cyber threats.

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CyberSurf battles ILECs over ADSL service parity

CyberSurf Corp. wants the CRTC to stop incumbent telcos from continuing to offer their retail Internet service at faster speeds than wholesalers.

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Owen Bryne joins Ottawa-based TravelPod

Owen Byrne, co-founder of Digg.com, has joined TravelPod as a senior manager in charge of technology, where he will be in tasked with developing ideas in a newly created technology development department.

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Strangeloop lands new executive

Strangeloop Networks has named Hooman Beheshti as VP of products. He will be responsible for driving the company’s strategic vision, product development efforts and developing product road maps.

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Gennum expanding SoC capabilities

Microelectronics firm Gennum Corp. has acquired ASIC Architect Inc., a move that will help the Ontario company accelerate product introduction and complement existing products in the high-speed data communications market. ASIC Architect’s intellectual property will also aid Gennum in system-on-a-chip (SoC) product development.

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Hydro-Québec expands broadband network with Ericsson gear

Hydro-Québec has announced that it is using Ericsson‘s MINI-LINK product to expand its network and to improve its broadband service. Deploying the equipment will also provincial Crown corp to upgrade its communication services.

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EXFO expanding network test portfolio

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering is broadening the reach of its network test equipment by offering fibre channel and Ethernet services. The multi-service modules offer fully integrated datacom testing, providing 1 Gbit/s, 2 Gbit/s, 4 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s full-line-rate Fibre Channel traffic generation and analysis. The gear tests for bit error rates, latency and other key network performance indicators.

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