TNW Wireless asks CRTC to compel Bell, Telus to make wholesale roaming agreements

A wireless provider that wants to offer data-only phone subscriptions across Canada is appealing to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to compel Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility to provide it wholesale

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Speed tests indicate Rogers offers fastest broadband Internet, Bell fastest mobile

Seattle-based network analysis firm Ookla released its latest Canadian Speedtest report this week ranking the country's mobile and Internet service providers (ISPs), and the results are clear: Rogers Communications Inc. offers the fastest

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Your mobile apps are straining Canada’s wireless networks, J.D. Power says

Apparently Canada's leading wireless carriers would like fewer of us to check Facebook on our smartphones every morning. Thanks in part to our increased use of data-heavy mobile apps, a full 10 per

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Roam Like Home in Asia and Australia with expanded Rogers service

Rogers Communications Inc. customers now have 18 more destinations in Asia and Oceania where they can now use the Roam Like Home service, the carrier announced Wednesday. Nearly 2.3 million customers have used

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Backstage with Gary Semplonius, VP of business mobility at Bell [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Gigabit fibre could be the key enabler for the Internet of Things in Canada

In June, Bell Canada announced a $1.1 billion plan to install high-speed "Gigabit Fibe" throughout Toronto as part of its $20 billion plan to connect individuals and businesses in Canadian cities to gigabit-speed internet by 2020.

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

North America’s fourth-ranked smartphone maker is probably not who you think it is

You'd be forgiven for not knowing much about ZTE Corporation. The multinational telecom equipment manufacturer, based in Shenzhen, China, or the country's own Silicon Valley (the birthplace of fellow Chinese phone maker Huawei), has

Published on: November 4th, 2015 Dave Yin

Bell launches ZTE Grand X View tablet

Bell Mobility and VNOC Virgin Mobile have announced the availability of ZTE’s newest tablet computer, the Grand X View, starting this week. The tablet is an evolution of ZTE’s Grand X2 smartphone, launched

Published on: September 25th, 2015 Dave Webb

Canadian wireless users demand high performance from carriers

Canadians are more likely to be satisfied with the legacy wireless carrier in their region, and poor network performance makes them more likely to switch carriers. These are among the findings of J.D.

Published on: June 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

A look ahead at Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z2 smartphone

Sony Mobile has revealed its new smartphone and tablet offerings aimed at the high-end consumer - and in a media briefing on Tuesday, we saw that while the new Xperia Z2 phone and

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Candice So

Wind cuts U.S. roaming rate down to $15 per month, unlimited

If you're heading south of the Canada-U.S. border any time soon, Wind Mobile has a proposition for you - a $15 per month fee for unlimited data, voice, and text anywhere across the

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

Wind Mobile drops out of 700 MHz spectrum auction

Wind Mobile has confirmed it’s dropping out of Tuesday’s wireless spectrum auction, leaving just 10 bidders to vie for the licenses to operate within the coveted 700 megahertz spectrum. One day before the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So