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Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEO

telecom | 03/11/2021 6:11 pm EST

If Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada doesn't approve Telesat Holdings Inc.'s proposal to auction off spectrum it holds in the 3700-3900 MHz band, the company won't be able to compete with its competitors in the United States, the company's CEO told the...

Bell partners with car manufacturer for new hotspot project

telecom | 03/11/2021 5:09 pm EST

BCE Inc. has announced a new partnership with Honda Canada inc. to provide in-built Wi-Fi hotspots in newly-manufactured cars. The hotspots, billed as “Bell Connected Car” will be installed in new-model Honda and Acura-branded cars (Acura is Honda’s luxury brand). They will operate on Bell’s 4G LTE network, and cover an approximately 50-foot radius around an equipped vehicle, supporting up to seven devices.  To use the hotspots, car owners will also need to be Bell customers: a three-month, three-gigabyte trial of the hotspot is included, after which a data plan is required....

Network outage impacts services in Ontario, Quebec

telecom | 08/06/2020 6:52 pm EDT

A network outage left wireless, internet and TV customers in Ontario and Quebec without service for about 45 minutes on Thursday. Consumers, mostly with BCE Inc., began reporting the outage on social media soon after 12 p.m. A...

Telus withdraws guidance, records 19 per cent net income reduction

telecom | 05/07/2020 6:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s net income for the first quarter of 2020 dropped 19 per...

Helix will keep cord-cutters in Videotron ‘ecosystem,’ CEO says

Media | 08/27/2019 5:52 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron unveiled its new Helix platform...

Helix to be ‘superior’ to Bell’s Fibe: Videotron CEO

telecom | 11/08/2018 5:48 pm EST

As CEO Manon Brouillette wrapped up her last quarterly results with...

5G still in ‘hype cycle,’ WiFi to drive home connectivity for a while: Intel

telecom | 11/07/2018 1:35 pm EST

TORONTO — It will be a long time before the home network is replaced by the dense connectivity that 5G is expected to provide, an Intel Corp. representative said at an...

Cogeco could opt for ‘hybrid’ arrangement with new spectrum: Canaccord

telecom | 06/22/2018 2:40 pm EDT

An announcement Thursday that Cogeco Inc. has bought more spectrum makes it clear the company is “exploring a viable economic model for a wireless service,” Canaccord Genuity analyst Aravinda...

Freedom expands WiFi calling availability

Media | 06/11/2018 3:34 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile said more phones with Apple Inc.’s iOS and Alphabet...

Telus now offering mesh WiFi product in Alta. and B.C.

Media | 04/05/2018 5:04 pm EDT

Telus Corp. customers in Alberta and B.C. can now purchase its WiFi mesh...

TNW pushing ahead with Part 1 despite WiFi MVNO decision

telecom | 03/28/2018 1:19 pm EDT

TNW Wireless Inc. is still hopeful the CRTC will rule in its favour in a...

Next gen WiFi to bolster connected homes, open space connectivity

telecom | 03/27/2018 6:39 pm EDT

GATINEAU — The next generation of WiFi will incorporate LTE technology...

Low-cost data plans ‘superior alternative’ to WiFi-first MVNOs: Scott

telecom | 03/22/2018 4:23 pm EDT

Having facilities-based carriers offer low-cost data-only plans is a better way to fulfill the government’s goals of more affordable wireless options for consumers than mandating roaming access by...

New promise for fixed wireless, as telecoms incorporate LTE, 5G

telecom | 03/15/2018 2:12 pm EDT

Advances in fixed wireless technology could make it a more viable option...

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...

Vancouver now home to largest public WiFi network in Canada

telecom | 01/22/2018 4:56 pm EST

From Gastown to Granville St., there are now about 550 places to access free WiFi throughout the city of Vancouver, according to a release on Friday. The city said on Twitter that the west coast city is now home to the largest collection of free public WiFi hotspots in...

Canadian IP, tech targets during gov’t travel: CSIS

telecom | 01/15/2018 1:48 pm EST

In an instructional guide released to government employees, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) recommended high levels of vigilance in protecting personal information during international travel. Originally...

Text-with-911 incompatible with WiFi calling: CRTC

telecom | 01/05/2018 4:05 pm EST

In a step towards its goal of upgrading Canada’s 911 network by 2020, the CRTC published a decision on Friday which recommended that wireless service providers default all 911 calls to the cellular networks whenever possible....

CRTC consulting on reseller registration obligations

telecom | 12/15/2017 4:47 pm EST

The CRTC is asking for comment on rules requiring resellers to register with the commission. The regular said in a notice of consultation Friday that it wants input on which types of non-carrier telecom providers should fall...

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...

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 has developed a technology that could extend the signals fundamental to ubiquitous wireless...

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...

Small providers, incumbents clash over WiFi-based MVNOs

telecom | 09/12/2017 5:54 pm EDT

Mandating wholesale roaming access to Wi-Fi-based mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) will encourage innovation and competition by providing...

VR data consumption to skyrocket: Juniper

Media | 08/25/2017 3:23 pm EDT

Global wireless data consumption through virtual reality (VR) content will grow ten-fold over the next...

No merit to TNW’s roaming request, telecoms say

telecom | 08/10/2017 2:17 pm EDT

Most of Canada’s major wireless providers were of the same mind on an application by TNW Wireless...

CRTC asks telecoms about MVNOs, plans for low-income customers

telecom | 07/28/2017 12:41 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking wireless service providers about whether they’ve been approached by potential mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and their service offerings for low-income individuals....

CRTC consulting on MVNO rules

telecom | 07/21/2017 11:07 am EDT

The CRTC has launched a consultation on changing its wholesale wireless roaming rules, following a call...

TNW Wireless files Part 1 over roaming agreements

telecom | 07/04/2017 3:54 pm EDT

A Northern mobile wireless provider is asking the CRTC to compel a pair of incumbents to strike roaming...

TNW Wireless, iFramed sold to U.S. company

Media | 06/28/2017 5:05 pm EDT

Investel Capital Corp.’s TNW Wireless Inc. has been sold to an American holding and management company, United American Corp., the Florida-based company announced in a Wednesday press release. TNW Wireless, which serves...

Incumbents defend wireless prices after Bains criticism

telecom | 06/06/2017 7:59 pm EDT

TORONTO — Representatives from the big three were on the defense a day after the innovation minister publicly took issue with wireless prices, pointing to investments they’ve made in their networks and the quality of service that’s available to Canadians. “Nowhere...

ISED lays out 5G consultation paper

telecom | 06/06/2017 12:53 pm EDT

Innovation Canada has opened its consultation on releasing spectrum to support 5G wireless networks, Minister Navdeep Bains  announced in Toronto on Monday. In a consultation paper posted on the department’s website, ISED...

Bains tells CRTC to reconsider MVNO rules

telecom | 06/05/2017 1:51 pm EDT

TORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is directing the CRTC to reconsider a March decision in...

Telus to offer WiFi in Montreal’s Old Port

telecom | 04/20/2017 5:25 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Thursday it will provide free WiFi in Montreal’s Old Port as part of a 20-year agreement “to equip the historic site with the latest next-generation wireless technology.” The company...

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,...

CRTC rules against Sugar Mobile in roaming dispute with Rogers

telecom | 03/01/2017 9:21 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. doesn’t have to provide roaming services to Iristel Inc.’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Sugar Mobile, the CRTC said Wednesday in a move that closes the door on mandating access by MVNOs to wireless carriers’ networks. “We’re definitely disappointed,” Iristel president Samer Bishay said in a phone interview, adding that the company is evaluating its options regarding challenging or appealing the decision. He declined to comment on what the decision means for Sugar Mobile if the company doesn’t...

Canadian mobile speeds improve in int’l ranking: OpenSignal

telecom | 02/21/2017 10:51 pm EST

Canada now ranks 12th in the world when it comes to mobile data speeds, with average speeds of 20.26 Mbps, according to a new report from OpenSignal. It jumped two spots from 14th, with speeds at the...

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...

Investel to launch national Wi-Fi based wireless service

telecom | 12/14/2016 10:34 pm EST

Investel Capital Corp.’s TNW Networks Corp. (TNW) will soon start deploying a Wi-Fi-based mobile technology as part of a nationally available wireless service that the company is claiming will be...

Shaw connects Freedom Mobile to WiFi hotspots

telecom | 12/07/2016 11:08 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. is allowing customers of its Freedom Mobile to connect to its network of Wi-Fi hotspots. Freedom Mobile subscribers will have access to more than 65,000 hot spots in Western Canada, Shaw said in a...

Ontario approves self-driving car pilot

telecom | 11/28/2016 9:19 pm EST

Ontario is launching a pilot project to test self-driving cars, the provincial government said Monday. It noted in a press release that the province was the first in Canada to launch a regulatory framework allowing...

Telus to offer free WiFi in some Toronto cabs

telecom | 09/12/2016 5:17 pm EDT

Telus Corp. will offer free WiFi to customers of Toronto taxi company Associated Toronto Taxicab Co-operative Ltd., following a similar partnership with a cab company in Vancouver established last year. Telus said in a press...

PQ leadership candidate says nationalizing Internet networks a possibility

telecom | 08/30/2016 5:27 pm EDT

Martine Ouellet, who is currently running for leadership of Quebec’s Parti Quebecois, says that she would consider nationalizing Internet infrastructure in the province if telecoms don’t...

Bell releases ultra high-def PVR

Media | 08/29/2016 4:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc. customers can now take advantage of the “world’s first fully wireless [Internet protocol TV] service,” the company said Monday. In a press release, Bell said a wireless 4K Whole Home PVR was...

Canada in top 10 for mobile networks: OpenSignal

telecom | 08/17/2016 9:35 pm EDT

Canadian wireless users have access to 3G or 4G networks 93.16 per cent of the time, placing the country in the 10th spot for 3G/4G availability, according to a new OpenSignal report. In its Global State of Mobile Networks report, the U.K.-based company that analyzes mobile performance built upon the previous six editions of its Global LTE Report –which tracks 4G performance internationally – by including 3G since “dozens of countries have yet to launch their first 4G service and many others are only in the infancy of their LTE rollouts.” South Korea posted the...

TV still golden in multi-platform Olympic coverage: experts

Media | 08/15/2016 9:27 pm EDT

While digital and mobile options for watching the Summer Olympics are gaining in popularity and engagement, television continues to own the podium for the Canadian outlet broadcasting the two-week...

Sugar Mobile partners with U.S. MVNO

telecom | 08/03/2016 8:51 pm EDT

Iristel Inc.’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Sugar Mobile announced Wednesday it has partnered with an American WiFi-based service to leverage existing WiFi customers who might want some access to cellular...

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...

Infrastructure, spectrum among obstacles for connected cars

telecom | 07/12/2016 8:41 pm EDT

Traffic on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to skyrocket over the coming years, and though vehicles will be part of that network, there are still a number of challenges, including...

Lindsay Gibson joins TextNow as COO

telecom | 07/07/2016 7:42 pm EDT

Waterloo, Ont.-based TextNow announced Thursday former BlackBerry Inc. executive Lindsay Gibson was joining the company as chief operating officer. The company, which provides WiFi-based wireless service in the United States starting at less than $20 per month, said Gibson “will assume leadership for all TextNow operations including oversight of the entire customer experience lifecycle encompassing customer care, fulfillment, billing and IT.” Gibson spent 16 years with BlackBerry, most recently as vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain....

Public WiFi users take risks with personal info: Norton

telecom | 07/05/2016 3:38 pm EDT

Canadians are some of the heaviest users of public WiFi, according to a new study by Symantec Corp.’s Norton, which also suggests that most public WiFi users “exhibit risky public...

CRTC considers regulations after lost telephone service case

telecom | 06/08/2016 6:00 pm EDT

The CRTC said it might consider preventative regulations after a dispute involving two phone service providers resulted in lost telephone service for 27,000 Canadian phone number holders. On Jan. 15,...

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...

Cogeco launches public WiFi in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls

telecom | 05/18/2016 6:21 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. has launched a free public WiFi network with more than 360 hotspots in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ont., the company said Wednesday. Access to the network is free for...

Shaw offering credit to Fort McMurray evacuees

telecom | 05/09/2016 3:48 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. customers in Fort McMurray and other wildfire-affected areas in the region are getting a one-month service credit, the company announced in a Saturday press release. The credit, retroactive...

Free Shaw WiFi available in Saskatoon

telecom | 05/06/2016 8:04 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. has rolled out free Wi-Fi access at municipal facilities in Saskatoon. The complimentary Shaw Go WiFi was made possible through collaboration with the Saskatchewan city’s new Service Saskatoon...

Air Canada to offer WiFi on international flights

telecom | 03/21/2016 7:07 pm EDT

Gogo Inc., a Chicago-based provider of in-flight Internet service and entertainment, announced Monday it has partnered with Air Canada provide in-flight WiFi services on international flights. “Air...

Sugar Mobile subs have no ‘right’ to roaming: Rogers

telecom | 02/19/2016 8:47 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. told the CRTC that Rogers has the right to disconnect Ice Wireless from its network because its affiliate Sugar Mobile is selling service outside of Ice...

CRTC tells Rogers not to disconnect Sugar Mobile, for now

telecom | 02/18/2016 9:04 pm EST

The CRTC said Thursday Rogers Communications Inc. has to “maintain its roaming agreement” with Iristel Inc.’s subsidiary Ice Wireless and its affiliate Sugar Mobile until the CRTC makes a decision on Ice Wireless’ Part 1 application. The company filed a complaint with the CRTC earlier this week, asking the CRTC to step in and compel Rogers to allow the continued use of its roaming network by Ice Wireless. Ice Wireless told the CRTC that Rogers had informed it at the beginning of February that it would be disconnected unless Sugar Mobile stopped roaming on the Rogers...

Cogeco launches 400 new WiFi hotspots in Ontario

telecom | 02/17/2016 8:11 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. announced Wednesday it has launched 400 WiFi hotspots across Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown, all located in the surrounding area of Toronto.   It said in a press release that Cogeco has been working...

Shaw to keep Wind’s current strategy in place: exec

telecom | 02/09/2016 9:51 pm EST

As it takes ownership of Wind Mobile, Shaw Communications Inc. will continue positioning Wind as a cheaper option compared to the big three national wireless carriers, according to the company’s chief operating officer....

Videotron says original show breaks Illico viewing record

Media | 01/28/2016 8:54 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Thursday that its over-the-top (OTT) service Club Illico’s original series Blue Moon reached 100,000 views in less than 48 hours within its launch....

BlackBerry launches new mobile security software

Media | 01/26/2016 5:53 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. announced Tuesday the release of a new suite of mobile security software for businesses. It said in a press release that the new software, called Good Secure EMM Suites, is "a comprehensive set of mobile...

Service restored to NetTalk customers through Primus

Media | 01/21/2016 8:52 pm EST

NetTalk.com Inc. announced Wednesday evening that its VoIP service has been restored to all its customers in Canada. The Florida-based company said in a Facebook post that all Canadian telephone numbers and services are “live and fully functioning,” after service was cut off by Markham, Ont.-based service provider Iristel Inc. on Jan. 15 due to unpaid bills for services rendered for two years by Iristel to NetTalk totaling to $2 million.   Iristel’s CEO Samer Bishay said in a post on the company’s website Thursday that it made a deal with Primus...

CRTC working to resolve Iristel, NetTalk connection issue

Media | 01/20/2016 3:29 pm EST

Iristel Inc., a Markham, Ont.- based telecom company, announced Tuesday it is working with the CRTC to resolve an ongoing dispute with Florida-based VoIP provider NetTalk.com Inc., in order to...

Verizon allows companies to cover data costs for consumer access

Media | 01/19/2016 7:44 pm EST

Verizon Communication Inc. announced Tuesday it is introducing a new sponsored data service, called FreeBee Data, to help businesses drive better consumer engagement without cutting into...

Rogers broadcasts first 4K NBA game

Media | 01/15/2016 8:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc., the National Basketball Association and BT Group PLC’s BT Sport teamed up Thursday to produce the world's first live broadcast of an NBA basketball game in 4K, a Rogers spokesman confirmed...

Ontario library wins award for hotspot-device lending service

Media | 01/15/2016 4:43 pm EST

The Kitchener, Ont., public library’s hotspot-device lending service has led it to win the Ontario Library Information Technology Association Project award from the Ontario Library Association....

Traditional TV still important for baby boomers: MTM

Media | 01/13/2016 9:54 pm EST

According to a new report on media technology adoption of baby boomers released Wednesday by the Media Technology Monitor, a project of CBC/Radio Canada, 89 per cent of baby boomer anglophones aged 50 to 69 have a paid TV service...

Tangible benefits unclear for Corus-Shaw deal: expert

Media | 01/13/2016 8:18 pm EST

Regulatory approval of Corus Entertainment Inc.'s planned purchase of Shaw Communications Inc.'s media division shouldn't be a problem since there's no real change in who's controlling the assets, said one...

MTS expands HSPA, LTE network in Manitoba

Media | 01/13/2016 4:51 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. announced Wednesday it has expanded its HSPA and LTE network to Piney, Man., which is located about two hours driving south of Winnipeg. MTS CEO Jay Forbes said in a press release that the expansion...

Sugar Mobile releases WiFi mobile service

telecom | 01/13/2016 4:15 pm EST

Sugar Mobile, a Toronto-area based company owned by Iristel Inc., announced Wednesday a new mobile service that's based on WiFi. It said in a press release that the service operates through an app that is paired with a...

SaskTel partners with University of Regina to deploy wireless technology

Media | 01/11/2016 2:49 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday it has partnered with the University of Regina to deploy new wireless technology manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. It said in the press release that the new technology, called heterogenous networks or HetNet, “consists of a variety of technologies and frequencies in various locations that work together to deliver a high quality user experience,” and in order to achieve this, SaskTel utilized LTE products such...

Netflix expands from 60 countries to 190

Media | 01/06/2016 6:37 pm EST

Netflix Inc. announced Wednesday that its streaming service is now available to customers in more than 130 new countries, tripling its international availability. "Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet...

Bell to bring iHeartRadio to Canada

Media | 01/06/2016 2:49 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed a partnership deal with iHeartMedia Inc. in order to bring iHeartRadio, the free digital radio and music streaming service based in the U.S., to Canada this year. It said in a press...

Toronto telecom provider seeks condo access

telecom | 01/04/2016 9:07 pm EST

Beanfield Technologies Inc., an independent provider of fibre-based Internet, TV and phone services in Toronto, is asking the CRTC to help it gain access to one of the few condominium buildings it isn't already connected to in...

Competition Bureau says Telus will pay $7.3M in premium texting case

telecom | 01/04/2016 3:04 pm EST

The Competition Bureau said Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Telus Corp. to end legal proceedings in relation to premium texting services that former and current customers have paid...

Content on multiple platforms can lower future revenue: report

Media | 12/18/2015 3:48 pm EST

Having premium content on linear TV and on over-the-top (OTT) services can cause adverse effects on revenue growth and will cause consumers to expect lower costs for premium TV content, according to a new report from Needham & Co. LLC. The report, released Friday, said analysts are “concerned” that when the same content is available on two different revenue streams, consumers will choose to watch on the cheaper platform, causing future revenue-growth problems. It added that in the past five months, the market capitalization for the largest public U.S. content companies fell 13...

Shaw provides Go WiFi to ferry commuters in Vancouver

telecom | 12/17/2015 6:38 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it is partnering with Vancouver’s transportation authority to provide Shaw Go WiFi for free to all passengers travelling on the SeaBus ferry route. It said in the press...

Shaw says timing, current market dynamics made Wind deal attractive

Media | 12/17/2015 3:43 pm EST

The economics of entering Canada’s wireless market through the acquisition of Wind Mobile today are better than past opportunities Shaw Communications Inc. has had to enter the mobile sector,...

Ericsson renews contract with Eastlink for 3 years

telecom | 12/17/2015 3:31 pm EST

Ericsson AB announced Thursday that it has renewed its agreement with Eastlink to expand and upgrade its LTE and HSPA networks, as well as continue to be the exclusive supplier for radio access network equipment for another three...

Rogers partners with Trustwave on business security

Media | 12/16/2015 3:02 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Wednesday a new portfolio of cybersecurity solutions for Canadian businesses to detect and prevent global cyber-attacks. It said in the press release that the service will provide business...

CRTC denies TekSavvy relief in Toronto wholesale issue

Media | 12/15/2015 9:02 pm EST

The CRTC has denied TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s request for interim relief in a situation where Rogers Communications Inc. is slated to replace some legacy cable in a Toronto neighbourhood with...

Netflix says new process will waste less bandwidth

Media | 12/15/2015 5:44 pm EST

Netflix Inc. is re-encoding its entire library of content in order to provide customers with a better experience for watching content while using less bandwidth to process it.  The company said in a blog Monday that the...

Bell adds Netflix link to IPTV services

Media | 12/14/2015 3:19 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Monday that subscribers of Bell’s Fibe TV and Bell Alliant’s FibreOP TV will have access to their Netflix Inc. account directly from their TV receivers. It said in the release that all Fibe TV...

Relevance trumps affordability in reasons to forgo Internet: Ipsos

telecom | 12/11/2015 8:54 pm EST

Newly released survey results show that almost 10 per cent of Canadians still do not have Internet access at home, and more people cite its relevance to their personal lives than affordability as a...

Yahoo launches mobile app in U.S. to find OTT content

Media | 12/11/2015 8:04 pm EST

Yahoo Inc. announced Thursday the launch of its Yahoo Video Guide mobile app for customers in the United States to search for video content across multiple services they have installed on their devices. The company said in a blog that customers will be able to “quickly and seamlessly search” for content in order to find out which over-the-top content provider is streaming programming they want to watch. The post added that customers can click on the content and will be redirected to the app where that content is available. Customers can also browse through the Yahoo app’s...

Rogers customer care joins Facebook Messenger

Media | 12/11/2015 2:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Friday that its customers will now have access to its customer care service on Facebook Inc.’s Messenger. It said in a press release that the service is available for all consumer...

Wind to launch LTE by end of 2016 with new financing

telecom | 12/10/2015 10:46 pm EST

Wind Mobile is looking to make LTE service available to at least some of its customers by the end of next year, after announcing it has borrowed $425 million to help it do so. On Thursday, Wind issued a press release that...

Millennials consume most TV, video content online: MTM

Media | 12/10/2015 8:32 pm EST

Canadian millennials, defined as individuals aged 18 to 34, spend 31.8 hours a week on the Internet and are more likely to watch TV and video content online than those aged 34 and above, who...

Bell ranked highest in mobile network performance

telecom | 12/09/2015 8:38 pm EST

BCE Inc. was tops in RootMetric’s 2015 Canadian mobile network performance review that was released Wednesday, with Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. not far behind. The U.S.-based mobile analytics company said in...

Otono to launch prepaid wireless service for parents in U.S.

Media | 12/09/2015 2:54 pm EST

Otono Networks Inc. announced Wednesday it is launching next year in the U.S. a new prepaid wireless mobile service specifically for parents that will include two free lines for their kids. It said in a press release that the service, called Krew Mobile, will include one main line designated to the parent that will be in charge of the two separate lines, all costing $39 US per month. Vancouver-based Otono said in the release that a parent line includes unlimited nationwide talk and global text messaging, as well as 2 GB of 4G LTE data, and added that the kids' lines will include 30...

Federal government funds Internet expansion in eastern Ontario

telecom | 12/07/2015 5:40 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, formerly known as Industry Canada, announced Monday that it is funding high-speed Internet services for about 1,000 households in communities...

Roam Mobility offers SIM cards for vistors to Canada

telecom | 12/04/2015 5:22 pm EST

Otono Networks Inc.’s Roam Mobility, a provider of SIM cards for out-of-Canada mobile usage, announced Friday it is launching a new SIM card for visitors to Canada. The Vancouver-based company said in a press release that...

Smartphone shipment growth slowed this year: IDC

telecom | 12/03/2015 5:32 pm EST

Worldwide smartphone shipments in 2015 are expected to be 9.8 per cent more than last year for a total of 1.43 billion units, marking the first time that percentage growth for this product has been less than double digits,...

Wearable shipments up almost 200% in Q3: IDC

Media | 12/03/2015 4:08 pm EST

Worldwide wearable shipments rose 197.6 per cent with 21 million units shipped in the third quarter this year, up from 7.1 million units in the same period a year earlier, according to a new report released Thursday...

Telus launches new cloud services for businesses

telecom | 12/03/2015 2:52 pm EST

Telus Corp. announced Thursday it has expanded its cloud services to offer Canadian businesses a suite of managed infrastructure as service solutions that include private and public cloud offerings, as well as a hybrid of the two....

Shaw provides better public WiFi for premium plans

Media | 12/02/2015 8:38 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday that all customers who are subscribed to its Internet 30, or any broadband Internet plan above that, will have access to download speeds six times faster when connected to any of the...

B.C. community temporarily without Internet service

telecom | 12/02/2015 7:03 pm EST

Onewayout.net Society, the only Internet service provider in Stewart, B.C., has shut down its services as it awaits the provision of new connections, courtesy of Telus Corp. and another small British Columbia-based ISP. In a...

Rogers to continue providing wireless services for Quebec government

Media | 12/02/2015 2:45 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement with the Centre de services partagés du Quebec (CSPQ) to continue its wireless services for up to 10 years with the...

Tablet shipments to be down 8.1% this year: IDC

Media | 12/01/2015 5:22 pm EST

Global tablet shipments will be down 8.1 per cent for 2015 overall, though tablets with detachable keyboards are expected to see strong growth for this year and in 2016, according to International Data Corp. The technology research company said in a press release Tuesday that tablet shipments will total 211.3 million this year. IDC research director Jean Philippe Bouchard said in the release: "We're witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables and more broadly towards a productivity-based value proposition." Bouchard said detachable...