More than a dozen new media companies have been short-listed for the top 50 Canadian companies compiled by Red Herring, an influential California-based weekly business and technology magazine. The top 50 winners will be announced at an event taking place from September 15 to 17 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
Barrett Xplore continues to expand the reach of terrestrial network by acquiring more spectrum and this time the company has purchased bandwidth covering rural parts of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick from Mipps Inc., a company affiliated with Primus Telecommunications Canada. Now Barrett has 3.5 GHz spectrum covering rural parts of the country in every province from BC to New Brunswick to go along with its pan-Canadian satellite coverage, for which it recently added additional capacity.
Zi Corp., a provider of predictive text solutions, has renewed a multi-year supply agreement with Nokia Corp. that will see the Calgary-based company experience 100% increase in revenue in the first year of the contract. "This renewal expresses Nokia’s confidence in Zi as a key supplier and opens the door for further opportunities to work with Nokia on other projects," Milos Djokovic, president and CEO of Zi, said in a statement on Wednesday.
New figures from market research firm In-Stat show that cable telephony continues to perform strong in the market with more than eight million new subscribers added in the last 12 months. Growth in North America has been particularly strong as a result of a push to complete the transition to a VoIP architecture.
Howard Maker has been appointed as the first full-time CEO of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services. He most recently served as the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and has had a career in regulatory law.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo are working on new antenna technology that could significantly increase bandwidth and efficiency of fourth-generation wireless services, and results of the research could be seen in as little as two years. The private sector, government and other universities are also participating in the $13.3-million project.
Looking to expand its reach to the estimated 500,000 to one million Arabic speakers in Canada, JumpTV. Inc. has launched a new online service that will stream more than 35 new channels of different genres.
Single number reach services have been presented as the solution to those who have multiple telephone numbers and need, or want, to be reached at nearly all times, but now a Toronto area company has added fixed mobile convergence (FMC) to the mix. It comes with a twist, though.
No need to rip-and-replace – so goes the mantra. But when organizational change is forced upon you, as was the case with the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC), an organization can appear to be like StarTrek’s dreaded Borg – a cyborg race that lives to assimilate others in pursuit of its own perfection.