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Feds launch copyright framework consultation for AI and IoT   

| 07/16/2021 6:17 pm EDT

Canada wants to hear from stakeholders on how to modernize the Copyright Act to better include protections for new innovations and investments as new technologies develop. Friday, Heritage Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) launched its consultation to update the copyright framework for artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure the act “remains responsive to modern realities and that Canada's copyright framework continues to be...

Federal gov’t looking to expand emergency alerts to online platforms, devices

telecom | 11/25/2020 10:42 am EST

As Canadian emergency management authorities hold their regular test of the public emergency alerting system Wednesday, the federal government is exploring how to extend those...

Telus jumps into the agricultural tech sector

telecom | 11/12/2020 3:08 pm EST

Telus Corp. announced Thursday the launch of a new business focused on agricultural tech, after the company’s acquisition of eight companies in that sector. Telus Agriculture will bring together those companies’ various...

OPC publishes IoT device guidelines

telecom | 08/21/2020 5:17 pm EDT

The federal privacy watchdog published its guidance for manufacturers of so-called Internet of Things devices, in an effort to ensure their compliance with the federal privacy law,  the Personal Information Protection and...

Rogers, University of Calgary create Internet of Things partnership 

Media | 06/18/2020 5:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has signed a five year agreement with the University of Calgary to further Internet of Things research, the company announced in a Thursday media release. Steven Liang,...

Google’s Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto smart city project

telecom | 05/07/2020 3:43 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google will no longer participate in the Sidewalk Labs...

Rogers and UBC turn on 5G research campus

telecom | 11/05/2019 5:01 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and the University of British Columbia said they have powered the first fully-functional 5G “smart campus” to test applications for the next-generation network.  The campus includes 5G towers and an edge computing data centre for university researchers to test those technologies. It comes after a multi-million dollar investment in September 2018 toward the initiative.  “With 5G at our doorstep, we’re focused on bringing together Canada’s brightest minds to research, incubate and commercialize applications that will transform the way we live and...

Cell data tracking company continues lobby push, despite tough reception

telecom | 11/05/2019 11:44 am EST

A company that says its privacy-focused software app can tell employers...

Internet Society lobbies on project to get ahead of IoT vulnerabilities

telecom | 10/17/2019 5:33 pm EDT

The Canadian chapter of the Internet Society (ISCC) is looking to embark on...

Telus purchase of Canadian ADT business a good move: analysts

telecom | 10/01/2019 2:32 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s announcement that it is buying ADT Security Services Canada, the Canadian arm of the U.S. home security services company, for $700 million is a wise move that will position Telus for...

Election 2019: watch for price caps, Netflix regs, Huawei ban

Media | 09/10/2019 12:03 pm EDT

Even before the federal election campaign officially kicked off, telecom...

UoW, NRC establish research centre for AI, IoT, cybersecurity

telecom | 06/18/2019 5:27 pm EDT

The National Research Council of Canada and the University of Waterloo announced on Monday they will create a new “collaboration hub,” aimed at conducting research on a host of fields related to...

Gov’t needs interaction with tech specialists, conference hears

Media | 05/28/2019 4:43 pm EDT

OTTAWA — For the Canadian government to be more effective at legislating on issues including social media and internet of things (IoT) technology, it needs to communicate with technology specialists...

Odds of Huawei ban have increased in recent months: analyst

telecom | 02/05/2019 4:26 pm EST

The likelihood Canada will ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from...

88% concerned about ‘smart city’ privacy: poll

telecom | 01/18/2019 2:11 pm EST

A new research paper on smart cities argues municipalities should proceed with caution on ‘smart’ projects and hyper-consult over the ways citizens’ data can be collected and used. “Municipalities should tread...

ITAC pitching new ‘matchmaking’ innovation hub to gov’t

telecom | 01/09/2019 6:15 pm EST

Andre Leduc recalls introducing Microsoft Inc. Canada president Kevin Peesker to a Montreal-based astrophysicist with a social media analytics company. The impromptu meeting at a cybersecurity event last year was intended to get Claude Théoret’s Nexalogy, which...

BlackBerry plants foot in IoT security

telecom | 01/07/2019 3:30 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. is stepping in to fill a security gap widely complained about in an emerging space:...

Election 2019 still ripe for opinion-shaping, CSE says

Media | 12/06/2018 3:46 pm EST

OTTAWA — Efforts to stanch online misinformation campaigns will not eliminate the very real situation that may see Canadians fall victim to attempts to influence their political opinions, the...

ISED announces signing of first supercluster funding agreement

telecom | 11/13/2018 12:28 pm EST

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced the federal government has signed a funding agreement with the group constituting its “advanced manufacturing” supercluster Tuesday, showing that Ottawa...

Rural 5G coverage could hamper impact of connected vehicles: Juniper

telecom | 11/12/2018 4:20 pm EST

If 5G is to disrupt the automotive industry with its ability to connect to infrastructure, the rollout of the next generation of networks will need to reach rural areas, according to a study by...

Telus and Rogers latest to upgrade LTE networks for IoT expansion

telecom | 10/26/2018 3:47 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is the latest telecom to upgrade its LTE network to support a broader array of internet of things (IoT) devices ahead of the anticipated deployment of 5G technology. The company announced the LTE-M low-power wide-area (LPWA) network, which covers British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and parts of Manitoba, in a release this week. “This is crucial for large-scale IoT deployments and devices located in remote areas as it saves time and maintenance...

LEO projects promise rural, remote broadband in just a few years

telecom | 07/27/2018 3:16 pm EDT

Three years after a number of big companies first announced they would...

Smart speaker adoption rate at 8% in Canada: MTM

telecom | 07/13/2018 2:12 pm EDT

Eight per cent of Canadians own a smart speaker, which is about in line with adoption of other early...

Feds put $500K toward privacy program for driverless cars

telecom | 06/25/2018 4:06 pm EDT

The federal government is infusing the University of Alberta with $500,000 for a pilot on enhanced privacy for connected and autonomous car communications. The government’s goal is to “help...

Balance needed for open data, privacy for smart cities: panelist

telecom | 06/15/2018 10:49 am EDT

TORONTO — Smart cities will require a proper framework that respects both...

Autonomous cars still many years away: conference panel

Media | 06/05/2018 7:35 pm EDT

TORONTO — The advent of fully autonomous cars on the road is still further away than some may think, according to an executive at a company that supplies small cells. “I would wager we’re...

Lack of cybersecurity framework mind-boggling: Telus exec

telecom | 06/04/2018 8:09 pm EDT

TORONTO — A security executive at Telus Corp. told an industry conference...

Privacy heads ask for data protection in smart cities challenge

Media | 04/27/2018 5:13 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is asking the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to consider how privacy protocols were implemented when selecting smart cities challenge winners....

Blockchain tech could stop connected car cyber-threat: Carleton prof

telecom | 04/12/2018 5:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — So-called Sybil attacks are a significant potential...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future of the internet has registered to lobby the government for the first time. The Feb. 20 registration under consultant Kathleen Monk of Earnscliffe Strategy Group is on...

Enough consultation, time for action on connected cars: experts

telecom | 03/27/2018 6:17 pm EDT

The government has spent years consulting on connected and autonomous cars...

No slow-down for increases in data usage: telecoms

telecom | 03/23/2018 5:18 pm EDT

Executives from Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. don’t see demand for wireless data slowing down, they told an investors conference earlier this week. “We’re still seeing significant data growth in the wireless...

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...

Import standards on IoT devices a good idea, cyber experts say

telecom | 03/05/2018 5:21 pm EST

OTTAWA — Experts praised the idea of stricter standards for imported...

Telecoms point to growing WiFi, IoT spectrum demand in ISED consultation

telecom | 02/26/2018 7:46 pm EST

Canada’s telecoms are taking sides on how Innovation Canada should approach the release of more licence-exempt spectrum, including whether more should be allocated for WiFi use, as it prepares for the proliferation of connected devices in a 5G world. “As Canadians connect more and more devices to their home networks, more unlicensed spectrum will also be needed to support the faster wireline speeds Internet service providers are delivering,” Rogers Communications Inc. said in a reply...

NG911 operators should plan ahead for cyberattacks: CRTC

telecom | 02/23/2018 5:20 pm EST

The CRTC is encouraging emergency operators to harden next generation 911...

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...

Bell, Telus projects get go-ahead in superclusters announcement

telecom | 02/16/2018 2:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Two “superclusters” involving BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. are...

Bell teams up with Kingston on smart city project

telecom | 02/07/2018 1:51 pm EST

Kingston, Ont., is partnering with BCE Inc. to integrate the company’s Internet of Things (IoT)...

Privacy, cybersecurity, spectrum key for connected cars: senators

telecom | 01/30/2018 7:17 pm EST

Earmarked spectrum, cybersecurity improvements and increased privacy...

Can telecoms cut through the blockchain hype?

telecom | 01/19/2018 3:38 pm EST

The federal government said Friday it is “experimenting” with blockchain technology to create a...

CSIS document flags less-effective encryption as issue for IoT

telecom | 01/16/2018 5:31 pm EST

Canada’s security agency is aware of the push for stronger encryption by...

As Bell deal closes, Telus buys western Alarmforce assets

telecom | 01/05/2018 1:26 pm EST

In a press release on Friday, Telus Corp. announced its acquisition of...

Huawei to join CENGN

telecom | 12/01/2017 12:11 pm EST

Kanata-based Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) has announced that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is the newest member of the research group, according to a release on Friday. “As we develop connective solutions for automated vehicles, smart cities and other IoT applications, the ability to work with CENGN, Canadian operators and SMEs to address issues of data integrity, the security of IoT devices, and the networks that enable this technology, will be critical," said Steve Lu, the president of...

New wireless-extending tech a ‘paradigm shift’ for 5G: federal researchers

telecom | 11/30/2017 9:04 am EST

OTTAWA — A federal research lab on the outskirts of Canada’s capital...

IoT to impose ‘incredible’ legal responsibility on telecoms: panel  

telecom | 11/15/2017 5:42 pm EST

OTTAWA — The proliferation of internet of things (IoT) devices will foist...

Amazon releases the Echo smart speaker line in Canada

telecom | 11/15/2017 3:46 pm EST

On Wednesday, Amazon.com Inc. made a move to introduce its intelligent personal assistant Alexa into this...

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom offer

telecom | 11/13/2017 12:33 pm EST

The board of directors of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has unanimously rejected an unsolicited proposal to be purchased by Broadcom Ltd. “It is the Board’s unanimous belief that Broadcom’s proposal significantly...

Bell launches first pilot project on LTE-M network

telecom | 11/10/2017 4:25 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s first pilot project to run on its recently-announced LTE-M network will power the internet of things (IoT) for the monitoring of a vineyard in Ontario, in what the company is calling an “important step forward” for the development of the technology in...

Government needs to move quicker, do more on telecom issues: panel

Media | 11/08/2017 6:13 pm EST

TORONTO — The federal government and the CRTC must pick up the pace and...

Bell’s $166M AlarmForce acquisition small but strategic buy: analysts

telecom | 11/07/2017 11:42 am EST

BCE Inc. is making a bigger play for the home-security arena with the $166...

Future of health care is online, despite connectivity issues: senators

telecom | 10/31/2017 5:41 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Technologies that allow doctors to diagnose and treat patients...

Gov’t asks for public safety ‘smart communities’ proposals

telecom | 10/30/2017 5:59 pm EDT

In a release on Monday, the federal government announced a call for proposals with a focus on enhancing defense and security, which includes $19 million to tackle public safety and security challenges...

Google building smart community in Toronto

telecom | 10/18/2017 8:46 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Sidewalk Labs have won a City of Toronto request for proposals to create a development...

Ottawa opens autonomous car test track

telecom | 10/13/2017 5:16 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, is now home to the first Canadian autonomous vehicle demonstration...

ISED consulting on spectrum strategy for next five years

telecom | 10/06/2017 5:30 pm EDT

Innovation Canada is initiating a consultation on its approach to spectrum...

Telus offering connected car device

telecom | 10/02/2017 3:39 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has become the second Canadian telecom to launch a service that allows customers to track...

Privacy commish vows more ‘proactive enforcement’

telecom | 09/21/2017 6:00 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) will not wait for the government to give it order-making and monetary enforcement powers to move toward proactively raising complaints instead of passively waiting for them to enter the door, it said in its annual...

Autonomous car drives politicians around the Hill

telecom | 09/20/2017 5:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters that the government is working on putting...

Gov’t can help reap benefits of smart city data, conference hears

telecom | 09/19/2017 5:27 pm EDT

The provincial governments should get cities together and collaborate on...

IoT growing in agriculture, despite rural broadband challenges

telecom | 08/24/2017 4:44 pm EDT

Internet of things (IoT) technology is transforming how many Canadian farms...

mmWave ‘new frontier’ as 5G arrives: report

telecom | 08/18/2017 4:39 pm EDT

Networks operating on 5G will require much more spectrum than current 4G wireless technology, and part of...

CSE watching proposed U.S. IoT security bill

telecom | 08/03/2017 4:39 pm EDT

Four United States senators are proposing a bill that would require minimum cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices bought by federal agencies. The bipartisan Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 was introduced Tuesday by Democrats Mark Warner and Ron Wyden and Republicans Cory Gardner and Steve Daines. It mandates that those IoT devices purchased by the government be free of known security vulnerabilities or defects, be able to accept authentic updates from the vendor and require contractors to repair or patch devices against any future...

IoT connections to factor into roaming agreements: Juniper

telecom | 08/03/2017 1:03 pm EDT

The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices means the technology will need to be included in roaming agreements in the future, according to a new report by Juniper Research. “Juniper...

Self-driving car crosses U.S.-Canada border

telecom | 07/31/2017 3:35 pm EDT

The first cross-border test in North America involving self-driving vehicles took place Monday with a...

Non-profit gives tech leg up to telecoms, smaller businesses

telecom | 07/28/2017 4:09 pm EDT

Canada’s big three wireless providers are now cooperating on a...

Bell providing customers energy management through IoT

telecom | 07/25/2017 5:35 pm EDT

Business customers of BCE Inc.’s network will be able to use an energy...

Rogers intros connected car monitoring device

telecom | 07/19/2017 5:31 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has launched a device that allows users to monitor vehicle maintenance and...

Bains talks collaboration on autonomous cars in U.S.

telecom | 07/17/2017 5:19 pm EDT

Autonomous cars are one promising area for collaboration between Canada and the United States, Innovation...

New IoT network launched in Quebec

telecom | 06/22/2017 1:00 pm EDT

Quebec-based X-Telia has deployed a network dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) in Montreal, the company said in a press release Thursday. It said in the French-language release that it’s the first IoT-dedicated...

Videotron to open up 5G trial project to proposals

telecom | 06/21/2017 3:48 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron gave an update on the progress of a partnership focused on...

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...

Bell’s wireless network to power Hyundai connected cars

telecom | 06/08/2017 5:07 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and a Hyundai Motor Group subsidiary have come to an agreement that will see Bell provide the wireless network for the Asian car maker's connected cars beginning this summer. The...

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...

Analytics, applications opportunities in IoT: Telus’ Cihra

Media | 06/07/2017 5:42 pm EDT

TORONTO — The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) also presents a...

‘Primary contact point’ needed for connected car safety: BlackBerry

telecom | 06/06/2017 2:17 pm EDT

OTTAWA — If the government expects to make connected cars safe and...

Shaw selling fleet management branch

telecom | 06/02/2017 11:45 am EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. is selling its fleet management arm to an American company looking to increase its Canadian presence, it said in a Friday press release. The Dallas, Texas-based Omnitracs LLC will acquire Shaw Tracking in a transaction of which the terms were not disclosed, subject to regulatory approval, this summer, the release said. Combining the businesses will provide Canadian fleet customers with “access to the comprehensive Omnitracs product and service portfolio,” the release said. “In addition, carriers will benefit from a more seamless user experience, with direct...

Regulations could help IoT device security, privacy: experts

telecom | 06/01/2017 6:15 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The advent of 5G networks and the accompanying rise in...

Bell launching mobile network for IoT in 2018

telecom | 06/01/2017 1:06 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said Thursday it will launch a new mobile network aimed at improving the use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The LTE-M network “improves the operating efficiency of IoT devices by enabling very low power consumption...

Bell MTS contributes to IoT agriculture research

telecom | 05/30/2017 3:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Manitoba operation is giving the University of Manitoba half a million dollars to support an agriculture program, the company said Tuesday. The Bell MTS Innovations in Agriculture Program is aimed at “providing...

Connected car privacy code work detailed

telecom | 05/17/2017 3:27 pm EDT

The University of Toronto’s Institute of Technology will helm an initiative to develop a privacy code of practice for connected vehicles, according to the office of the federal privacy commissioner, as it announced this year’s...

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...

Net neutrality issues will re-emerge with IoT: MEI

telecom | 05/03/2017 9:04 pm EDT

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) will force a new perspective on net neutrality and zero-rating, a report from the Montreal Economic Institute argues. “The development of the Internet of Things will bring to the...

Privacy proponents point to problems with connected cars

telecom | 05/02/2017 7:19 pm EDT

Connected cars “raise significant privacy concerns,” Vincent Gogolek, executive director of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, told a Senate committee Tuesday....

Use of AI will bring benefits to telecoms, but also risks

Media | 05/01/2017 5:22 pm EDT

Artificial intelligence is a tool telecoms will increasingly use to manage networks and enhance various products, but its susceptibility to hacking will also pose big security-related concerns,...

Cyber security costs to outpace spending by 2022: Juniper

telecom | 04/25/2017 5:04 pm EDT

Global cyber security spending is expected to reach almost $135 billion by 2022, but that will be dwarfed by losses due to security and data breaches, according to a new report by Juniper Research. Spending will increase on a compound annual growth rate of 7.5 per cent from $93 billion this year, Juniper predicted. However, by 2022, that $135 billion in spending will be a fraction of the $8 trillion in fines, lost business and other costs associated with security breaches, Juniper said in the Tuesday report. “The cultural change required in many organisations to invest...

‘Unprecedented’ collaboration necessary for connected cars: lawyer

telecom | 04/11/2017 8:44 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada must develop a national policy and form a multi-party committee involving different levels of government to help inform decisions on autonomous and connected cars, a...

Open 5GHz to HPODs before 2019: telecoms

Media | 04/04/2017 9:03 pm EDT

Canada should allow high-power and outdoor devices (HPODs) in the 5GHz band before the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19), Canada's major telecom companies said in comments to the Ministry of Innovation,...

Connected cars ‘smartphones on wheels,’ Senate committee hears

Media | 04/04/2017 7:57 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The development of connected and autonomous vehicles might be the thing that makes the issue of cyber security tangible, a Canadian intelligence official told senators Tuesday....

Privacy commish funding work on rules for connected cars

Media | 03/28/2017 8:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The federal privacy commissioner will be working with stakeholders to develop a “code of practice” to help address privacy concerns around connected and autonomous vehicles,...

Hydro One expands fibre network

telecom | 03/24/2017 6:50 pm EDT

Hydro One Telecom Inc. — a subsidiary of Ontario electricity provider Hydro One Networks Inc. — has expanded its fibre network to connect to 30 data centres in Ontario and Quebec. It said in a press release Thursday that it has further plans for expansion later this year. Hydro One Telecom’s fibre network offers high-speed data networking services to “data centre operators, tenants, cloud providers and companies who want to access the services that are provided within these data centres,” the release said. "We are investing in our network to address the growth of data traffic driven by analytics, mobile devices, big data and the Internet of Things," Hydro One Telecom president and CEO Paul Madore said.  In the release, Madore added that Hydro One is also introducing a...

Kepler and Iristel partner on IoT devices

telecom | 03/22/2017 8:20 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. is partnering with satellite company Kepler Communications Inc. to help Internet of Things (IoT) devices seamlessly connect between cellular networks on the ground and satellites in the sky. The...

Canada needs a flexible federal smart city strategy, committee hears

telecom | 02/16/2017 9:29 pm EST

Canada is years behind other jurisdictions when it comes to government attention on the development of smart cities, Bill Hutchison, president of the i-Canada Alliance, an organization focused on the...

Government help necessary for connected car rollout: ISED

telecom | 02/14/2017 11:15 pm EST

OTTAWA — In order to roll out the infrastructure and technology necessary to make connected cars available across Canada, government funding will be needed, and it could be modeled after the...

Huawei invests $2.45M in research at Polytechnique Montréal

Media | 02/10/2017 8:10 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. announced Friday the creation of the NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies at Polytechnique Montréal....

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....

Pricing for 5G unclear, but cost per GB could drop: Deloitte expert

Media | 01/11/2017 11:24 pm EST

There are still many unknowns as wireless carriers move to 5G networks in the coming years, including questions about how much companies will charge for service, though prices have the potential to...

Canada has areas to improve before it can benefit from IoT: report

Media | 01/05/2017 9:46 pm EST

Canada is in a good position to be an “early mover” of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, but it’s still falling behind in key areas required for forward momentum, according to a new...

Bell to test AT&T software platform for wireless traffic management

telecom | 12/16/2016 9:41 pm EST

BCE Inc. has signed on to test a platform developed by AT&T Inc. that would allow it to carry more, and better manage, traffic on its network. The software — called...

Canadians must be swayed first for gov’t to get on board 5G: panel

telecom | 11/30/2016 12:44 am EST

OTTAWA — Canadians need to see the value of, and get behind, 5G technologies before politicians can be persuaded to take action on helping launch the technology on a broad scale, a conference on the future of 5G in Canada heard on Tuesday.  “There is very little trust of governments in IT projects…for politicians to get behind large-scale IT projects or large-scale adoption initiatives by governments on technology,” Scott Bradley, vice-president of...