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OPC signs joint letter to video conferencing platforms about privacy concerns

telecom | 07/22/2020 4:33 pm EDT

An open letter to online video teleconferencing (VTC) platforms signed by six worldwide privacy agencies, including Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner, is calling...

Bell picks ‘first’ 5G vendor, says regulatory to affect buildout

telecom | 02/06/2020 5:25 pm EST

BCE Inc. will start building out its 5G network with equipment supplied by Nokia Corp. as it waits for the federal government to decide if Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd...

4G will continue to dominate global connects in 2025: GSMA

telecom | 02/28/2018 3:18 pm EST

Despite indications deployment of 5G is being accelerated, a report from GSMA says 4G connections will still dwarf those of 5G into 2025. The Mobile Economy 2018 report, released Tuesday, noted...

Security data overwhelming Canadian IT depts: Cisco

telecom | 02/23/2018 2:13 pm EST

Only 45 per cent of cybersecurity alerts are investigated in Canada, according to Cisco Systems Inc.’s 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report. That puts Canada in second-lowest place behind China in a list of 17 countries and...

Shaw launches security video service for smaller businesses

Media | 12/11/2017 1:08 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. is now offering a video surveillance service aimed...

SS7 protocol concerns intensifying: security expert

telecom | 08/08/2017 5:58 pm EDT

Despite recent calls to limit encryption by some government officials and intelligence heads worldwide,...

Eastlink expanding gigabit Internet service

telecom | 06/19/2017 5:13 pm EDT

Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink is making 1 GB Internet speeds more widely available and will target the consumer market. "For years, we have been providing Gigabit speeds and higher to our larger business customers through our advanced business network," Lee Bragg, Eastlink’s CEO, said in a Monday press release. "With real-time entertainment like video streaming, music, gaming and emerging connected home technologies driving exponential Internet growth, it's time to bring this kind of Internet service to a wider range of customers, including residential customers." It said...

Canadian Internet traffic to nearly triple by 2021: Cisco

telecom | 06/08/2017 4:51 pm EDT

Average Internet traffic in Canada will grow 2.7-fold by 2021, while busy-hour Internet traffic, or traffic during the busiest 60-minute period in a day, will increase 3.8-fold, according to...

Nitin Kawale leaves Rogers

telecom | 05/05/2017 3:15 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s Nitin Kawale is leaving his position as president of the company’s enterprise business division. “Nitin Kawale has decided to move on from Rogers and focus on his philanthropic and community activities,” Sarah Schmidt, Rogers’ director of...

5G to make up 0.2% of connections by 2021: Cisco

telecom | 02/08/2017 8:01 pm EST

Despite a projected 1,000-per-cent increase in 5G connections between 2020 and 2021, less than half a per cent of all devices and connections will have 5G capability in that same time period, according to a new Cisco Systems Inc....

Trump raising concerns about Internet traffic passing U.S.: advocates

telecom | 01/30/2017 9:21 pm EST

In November 2016, a group of Internet experts met in Toronto to discuss how to address the issue of Canadian Internet traffic travelling to the United States, which some say raises data privacy...

ISED consulting on expanding use of 5GHz spectrum

telecom | 01/20/2017 7:38 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is seeking comments on a proposal to allow the use of additional devices on 5GHz spectrum. In a consultation paper released Friday, ISED said the proliferation of...

Canada needs to get on the digital wave or get left behind: Cisco rep

telecom | 10/14/2016 8:00 pm EDT

TORONTO — Most Canadian businesses are not prepared for the next wave of digital innovation and there needs to be a collaborative effort to help them adapt, a Cisco Systems...

Videotron’s Brouillette asks Liberals to keep 4th player policy for 600 MHz

telecom | 06/08/2016 6:20 pm EDT

TORONTO — The Liberal government should continue the previous Conservative government’s push for more competition in the wireless market in the upcoming 600 MHz auction, Manon Brouillette,...

Internet traffic in Canada to nearly triple by 2020: Cisco

telecom | 06/07/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Data released Tuesday by Cisco Systems Inc. shows Canadian Internet protocol (IP) traffic will double, and overall Internet traffic will nearly triple by 2020, aided by an increase in new...

Cisco buying IoT company for $1.4B

telecom | 02/05/2016 9:39 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. is making a bid to purchase Jasper Technologies Inc., a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) service provider that a number of Canadian telecoms have partnered with for their own IoT platforms. Cisco said in a Wednesday press release that its plan is to pay $1.4 billion for the California-based company that helps businesses connect devices over cellular networks. Telus Corp., BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. are among Jasper's Canadian clients, each offering IoT "control centres" to monitor and control devices. "Jasper represents the largest...

Mobile data traffic to jump six-fold by 2020: Cisco

telecom | 02/03/2016 8:59 pm EST

A rise in the number of wireless devices accessing mobile networks will lead to six times more mobile data traffic by 2020 in North America, according to new projections from Cisco Systems Inc. In its 10th annual Visual...

Cisco opens Toronto innovation centre

Media | 01/12/2016 3:01 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday announced the opening of its new innovation centre in Toronto. It said in a press release that it's one of nine Cisco Innovation Centres around the world, and it will focus on accelerating and...

Cisco gives $1.8M for IoT research at Carleton University

Media | 11/11/2015 5:16 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Tuesday it is partnering with Carleton University and providing a $1.8-million grant over the next nine years to establish a research chair in sensor technology for the...

Cisco, Ericsson team up to ‘create networks of the future’

Media | 11/09/2015 4:16 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. and Ericsson AB announced Monday they are combining efforts to develop networking technology in areas such as mobile, routing, cloud and data centres. The companies said in a news release that this represents "a global business and technology partnership to create the networks of the future."...

Cloud traffic to surge in coming years: Cisco

Media | 10/30/2015 8:21 pm EDT

Global cloud traffic will be four times higher than what it was in 2014 by 2019, Cisco Systems Inc. said this week, rising to 8.6 zettabytes from 2.1 zettabytes. Cisco said in a press release Wednesday that its fifth annual global cloud index shows the growth rate of cloud data will outpace overall data centre traffic, which it said would triple to 10.4 ZB from 3.4 ZB. It said the growth of cloud traffic is being driven by demand for cloud services by businesses and demand from mobiles devices, and that the growth of machine-to-machine connections "has the potential to drive more cloud...

‘No such thing as net neutrality’ with IoT: technology expert

Media | 10/20/2015 6:21 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Concern about the equal treatment of all data transmitted over the Internet is going to have to take a backseat with the Internet of Things (IoT), a California-based technology-security expert said at the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) in Ottawa on Tuesday. Tyson Macaulay, chief...

Verizon plans to test 5G next year

Media | 09/08/2015 2:27 pm EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it has created a roadmap to begin field trials for 5G wireless technology as early as 2016. The company said in a press release it is partnering with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericson AB,...

Visually attractive equipment prioritized in WiFi deployment

telecom | 09/04/2015 4:44 pm EDT

WiFi hardware is increasingly being designed to blend in with the surrounding environment or be more esthetically pleasing, and the providers of such technology say they are able to do so without...

Major tech companies form new-media consortium

Media | 09/01/2015 5:57 pm EDT

Seven technology companies announced on Tuesday a new alliance to develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies to meet demand for better video, audio, imagery and streaming quality across all platforms and...

Gig speeds mainly about marketing for now: analyst

Media | 07/30/2015 8:37 pm EDT

Canadian companies’ recent embrace of gigabit Internet isn’t meeting a need that exists in the market, but it is setting telecoms up for the day customers start demanding such speeds, according to Greg MacDonald,...

Carl Wiese to head BlackBerry’s global sales

telecom | 07/13/2015 2:07 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. said Monday that Carl Wiese has been hired as its president of global sales, replacing John Sims who has left the company. The company said in a press release that Wiese comes from spending more than a decade in senior roles at Cisco Systems Inc., most recently as senior vice-president in charge of global sales and getting products to...

Cisco to buy cloud security company OpenDNS

Media | 06/30/2015 2:22 pm EDT

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Tuesday it is planning to acquire OpenDNS, a security systems company with offices in San Francisco and Vancouver.   Cisco said in a press release that it will buy the company for $635 million US...

Canadian IP traffic to triple by 2019: Cisco

Media | 05/27/2015 3:02 pm EDT

Canada’s data usage over Internet protocol networks will triple by 2019 in comparison to what it was last year, according to Cisco Systems Inc.’s latest Visual Networking Index report that was released Wednesday....

Canadian mobile data to grow sevenfold by 2019: Cisco

Media | 02/03/2015 5:57 pm EST

Data running on mobile networks in Canada is set to grow an average of 46 per cent a year between now and 2019, resulting in a quantity of data that's seven times what it was last year, Cisco Systems Inc. said in a report Tuesday. Cisco said in the Canadian highlights of its Visual Networking Index for mobile data traffic that the amount of mobile data in Canada was about 400 petabytes a year in 2014, or 30.8 petabytes per month (more than 30 million gigabytes), up 59 per cent from a year earlier. That will grow to 207 petabytes a month by 2019, Cisco said, as mobile data traffic in...

Rogers appoints Dirk Woessner to head consumer division

Media | 01/19/2015 6:05 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Monday that Dirk Woessner, formerly of Deutsche Telekom AG, has been appointed to head the consumer side of its business. Rogers CEO Guy Laurence reorganized the...

Telecoms said intercept capabilities would be standard: Geist

telecom | 12/12/2014 8:23 pm EST

Canadian telecom service providers told the government that surveillance capabilities would soon become a normal feature of their networks, according to an Ottawa academic. Quoting documents obtained...

App business thriving within Canada’s wireless industry: CWTA report

telecom | 12/09/2014 8:50 pm EST

A recent study on the wireless industry's effects on the Canadian economy in 2013 showed a shift favouring businesses involved in applications and content, and against those involved in devices and other hardware. The study was done for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) by research company...

Many businesses unprepared for cyber threats: Cisco

telecom | 12/02/2014 4:50 pm EST

A large proportion of Canadian businesses are unprepared for cyber threats, Cisco Systems Inc. said Tuesday, particularly as new processes emerge with growth in mobile and cloud-based technology. Cisco said in a press release...

Telus announces 2 new cloud products

Media | 11/17/2014 4:30 pm EST

Telus Corp. on Monday announced two new products it said can help businesses take advantage of cloud computing. One is called Cloud Collaboration, which Telus said in a press release is a suite of cloud-based communications services such as voicemail, integrated messaging, instant messaging and video-conferencing. The other is called Cloud Contact Centre, which is an application that provides tools for customer-service agents. Telus noted that this technology allows employees to "connect from the office, their home or almost any remote location, enabling businesses to provide the...

Rogers poaches Nitin Kawale from Cisco

Media | 10/17/2014 2:47 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Friday that Nitin Kawale will head its enterprise unit starting Dec. 1. Kawale, who joins the company after six years as president of the Canadian division of Cisco Systems Inc., will have...

Internet infrastructure approaching limits of capacity

telecom | 08/22/2014 7:49 pm EDT

The size of the Internet is becoming a challenge for the hardware that supports it and there could be some hiccups in service in the coming months as a result, according to experts. Jim Cowie, chief...

Devicescape helps carriers tap into public WiFi resources

telecom | 08/15/2014 8:49 pm EDT

Devicescape Software Inc. is a California-based company that is trying to sell wireless carriers on the potential of using the multitude of free WiFi hotspots in existence to their benefit. The...

Cisco to cut 6,000 workers over next year

telecom | 08/14/2014 4:36 pm EDT

Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday it will be cutting its workforce by about eight per cent, or 6,000 workers, over the next year as it restructures to concentrate its efforts on specific areas such as data centres and cloud...

Telus to provide WiFi at Ottawa CFL stadium

Media | 07/17/2014 6:01 pm EDT

The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, which owns the CFL's Ottawa Redblacks, said this week it has reached a 10-year deal with Telus Corp. to provide, among other things, free WiFi at the Redblacks' home stadium....

Cisco top recipient of government funding last year: Globe

telecom | 07/04/2014 6:08 pm EDT

The Canadian arm of Cisco Systems Inc. received the most government funding in Canada of any company last year, according to a list published by the Globe and Mail. The rankings published on the...

Cisco commits $150 million to Canadian innovation

Media | 06/19/2014 5:56 pm EDT

Cisco Systems Inc. on Thursday announced it would put $150 million toward innovation and technology development in Canada over the next 10 years. The U.S. technology giant said in press release it was establishing the Cisco...

Canadian IP traffic to expand 2.4 times by 2018: Cisco

Media | 06/10/2014 8:14 pm EDT

Data transmitted over Internet protocol networks with devices in Canada will be about 2.4 times more in 2018 than what it was last year, according to a new report from Cisco Systems Inc. Highlights...

Internet of Things worth $7.1 trillion US by 2020: IDC

telecom | 06/03/2014 5:22 pm EDT

The market to provide technology and services related to the Internet of Things will rise to $7.1 trillion US by 2020, International Data Corp. said Tuesday. The research company said in a press release that it defines the Internet of Things as "a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints (or 'things') that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity." IDC said the market was worth $1.9 trillion US last year. It estimated in a linked document that the "installed base" of the Internet of Things units will grow an average of 17.5 per...

Cisco announces educational, health network for North

Media | 04/02/2014 2:41 pm EDT

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Wednesday it is investing $1.6 million in a video network to bring educational and health services to Canada’s North. The project is called Connected North, and uses high-definition, two-way video, along with other technology, Cisco said in a press release. Cisco said that a pilot project that began in September...

Cisco says it’s building world’s biggest ‘Intercloud’

telecom | 03/24/2014 2:35 pm EDT

Cisco Systems Inc. said Monday it is teaming with a number of partners to build what it called “the world’s largest global Intercloud,” which is a network of clouds. Among the...

Cisco plans innovation centre in Toronto

telecom | 03/05/2014 7:08 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that Toronto has been selected to host one of its four global “Internet of Everything” innovation sites. It said in a press release that other spots include Songdo, South Korea, Rio...

Canadian mobile data traffic, speeds up almost 100% in 2013: Cisco

telecom | 02/05/2014 4:18 am EST

The average mobile connection speed of Canadian smartphones nearly doubled in 2013, climbing to more than 10 Mbps, Cisco Systems Inc. said in a new report released Wednesday. In Canadian highlights...

Cisco announces expansion plans for Ontario

telecom | 12/13/2013 9:27 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. said Friday it has reached a deal with the Ontario government, under which it could invest as much of $4 billion in the province over the next decade. The San Jose, Calif.-based communications technology giant said in a press release it would add “up to 1,700 high-tech jobs with focus on R&D” in Ontario during the first six years of the arrangement.   A release from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn’s office said that would put Cisco’s headcount in Ontario at 3,000, and echoed the commitment in Cisco’s release to raise that number to as much as 5,000 over the next decade. The Ontario government is putting $220 million toward Cisco’s expansion, both the premier and Cisco said in their releases....