A new report from In-Stat says that despite efforts from mobile operators to spur per-user revenue increases from value-added services, messaging remains at the top of the list as the most profitable data service for wireless carriers.
Ottawa-based wireless backhaul network developer DragonWave Inc. has adopted a shareholder rights plan, sometimes referred to as a poison pill. The move is not aimed at preventing a takeover, but is designed to encourage the fair and equal treatment of shareholders in connection with any takeover bid for the company.
Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc. has sold one of its technology patents to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Seoul, South Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, Cell-Loc received a one-time payment of US$ 650,000 from Samsung in return for the wireless location system patent – US patent #5,890,068. The Calgary company retains the right to use its patent for both its own use and to sell to customers globally. Proceeds will be used for working capital and for business development purposes.
Tina Van Dusen, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) chief operating officer is set to leave her position as a result of structural changes announced this week. The changes, approved by CAB’s board, will also see 14 positions made redundant in the marketing, regulatory, communications, legal and administrative departments.
While the Conservative Party‘s budget recognized the importance of the knowledge economy by investing in some information and communications technologies (ICT) sectors – such as broadband and electronic health records – it missed the boat on stimulating venture capital investment in early stage companies.
Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame will pay tribute to Humber College students Paul Je, Patrick Neelin, Gino Cunti, and Kevin Luong and their professor, Mark Rector for their innovative NASA-approved satellite radiocommunication system to make voice radio contact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Providers of transactional services to the telecommunications industry will see increasingly strong demand for products that support international global roaming, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corp, Boonton NJ.