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Networks coping, but future traffic impossible to predict

Media | 03/25/2020 5:48 pm EDT

Experts say Canada’s telecommunications networks are currently handling a spike in residential data consumption caused by the working from home surge, but a lack of certainty around how the COVID-19 pandemic will develop means it’s almost impossible to project whether...

New network quality rules will mean more fibre, Canadian IXPs: experts

telecom | 07/17/2018 12:12 pm EDT

To meet the CRTC’s basic service standard, internet service providers (ISPs) must provide a service with a latency of 50 milliseconds (ms) between a customer’s modem and an internet exchange point (IXP) in a major Canadian city, and have less than 0.25 per cent packet loss, according to new standards set by the regulator. One consequence of the new standards will be to encourage fibre deployment, according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) chief technical officer...

Default credentials factor in hospital software security breaches: McAfee

telecom | 03/21/2018 5:15 pm EDT

Default accounts on hospital systems using free software contributed to a significant increase in publicly-reported security incidents at medical centres around the world, a new report from computer...

CIRA warns about Internet traffic routed through U.S.

telecom | 12/16/2015 3:22 pm EST

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is warning people that, more often than they think, Internet communications between them and an endpoint in Canada often goes through the United States, making it subject to...

Switch to IPv6 on as old IP addresses run out

telecom | 07/16/2015 8:00 pm EDT

The Internet has run out of new IP addresses based on the most commonly-used format, and one Canadian expert says service providers in the country are being too slow in making the switch to the newer protocol. Jacques Latour,...

‘Named data’ Internet architecture would boost capacity, fix address shortages

telecom | 06/21/2013 7:44 pm EDT

When your smartphone and iPad are sitting on your kitchen table, it seems pretty reasonable they should be able to talk to each other directly. Except that communicating within the cloud means a lot of travelling. When you send a file to yourself via email, to transfer it from your phone to your...