Rogers fastest wireless network in Canada, PCMag tests show

Canadians typically enjoy faster mobile data speeds than their U.S. counterparts, but are paying more for incumbent carriers Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, and Bell Mobility to deliver that service, according to a nationwide

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind, Mobilicity, Public Mobile break from Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Three of Canada's new wireless carriers entering the scene since the last spectrum auction have withdrawn from the group that works to represent the industry as a whole, they announced in a joint

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Z10 sees best BlackBerry launch day sales ever

How successful was BlackBerry’s big launch day in Canada? Record setting sales if you ask the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker or the carriers, but less impressive if you look to the search engine

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy rolls out high-speed Internet for SMBs after CRTC ruling

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has launched new DSL service targeting SMBs now that Canada's telecom watchdog has ruled that it and other small ISPs can directly compete with big carriers in the high-speed Internet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers, Bell, Telus hit with $19-billion class action suit

A $19-billion class action lawsuit against Canada's major cell phone carriers will go ahead after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal by the companies on Thursday.The suit revolves around

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small businesses part of the growing telecom complaints

When small businesses want to complain about their phone service, there is one organization that always has to listen.After an “extensive review,” the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) got the renewed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2011 Briony Smith

Tech that will boost broadband in 2011

A number of different technologies are being developed or improved to offer higher speeds for fixed and mobile broadband networks, as operators are preparing to compete with each other and carry video traffic

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 8th, 2010

Managing your cell phone bills – 3 quick Tips

As reported by the OTI in their latest survey and Canada's Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications (CCTS),  Canadians still have the dubious record of being the most expensive cell phone market in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 24th, 2010 Kye Husbands

Mobile payments offer big benefits to Canadian business, consumers

For more than four years now teenagers in Japan have been purchasing pop drinks with their smart phones. Even before that, African immigrants in Europe have been remitting money back home and checking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Rogers eases roaming pain with new data plans

Rogers Communications Inc. is offering a new data plan that may take the sting out using your smartphone when travelling south of the border.Canadians who often find themselves travelling to the U.S. for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian wireless carriers will ‘bend over backwards’ to please customers

As 2010 brings heightened levels of competition and potentially disruptive technology to the wireless sector, Canadians will see carriers “bending over backwards” for them, industry analysts say.“Canada is in the early stages of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mobile giving – Canadians text donations for Haiti relief efforts

Frantic callers searching for information about their loved ones jam the remaining communications lines in quake-devastated Haiti.Meanwhile here in Canada, the major wireless carriers have set up a way for Canadians to  grab

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Death of cell phone haggling?

As I anticipate covering tomorrow's Wind Mobile launch, I wonder if the days of haggling over cell phone plans have finally come to an end. After escaping regulatory purgatory, Globalive will reveal its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Cell phone tower signals could help predict floods, says researcher

In Israel's Judean desert, a good weather forecast can mean the difference between life and death.But meteorologists don't have any effective methods to help them predict the flash floods that might occur in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson