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Ehealth is growing, but market size still unknown

telecom | 08/03/2016 6:39 pm EDT

MONTREAL — In recent years, Canadians have gained the ability to keep track of data contributing to their health — from steps walked to their heart rate to calories burned — in a way that would have been impossible before the emergence of fitness trackers and smartphone apps. Their doctors and health institutions are also adopting new technologies, through initiatives like electronic medical records (EMRs) and home health monitoring, as the field of ehealth expands. “Everybody has a health story,” and it’s an issue that’s relevant to every...

What does the future hold for WiFi calling?

telecom | 05/20/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Despite the fact that large wireless carriers have been offering WiFi calling for months, the emergence of WiFi calling provider Sugar Mobile, and hinted-at-plans by Shaw Communications Inc. to integrate Wind with its WiFi network, experts say the technology is unlikely to take centre stage in the Canadian wireless market. Small companies wanting to sell WiFi calling face both the cost of roaming and the challenge of dealing with companies that may be unwilling to sell that roaming in the first place — as seen in the Sugar Mobile dispute currently in front of the CRTC —...

Rogers-Shaw merger seen as making ‘complete sense’

Media | 10/09/2014 8:07 pm EDT

A merger between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. has been the subject of speculation for years. As the various industries these companies participate in — broadcasting, TV distribution, landline phone services, Internet and, in Rogers' case, mobile — change rapidly, at least one...