Customizable ‘back-to-school’ smartphone launches in Canada today

Getting ready for school to start in a few weeks? How about a smartphone for just that. Alcatel has released the Alcatel A50, complete with SNAPBAK accessories for all sorts of customization. For

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

Telus now taking Canadian pre-orders for Android co-founder’s Essential Phone

Canadian telecommunications giant Telus Corp. has officially announced the month of release and price point for Canadians interested in buying Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Phone. Telus is already taking preorders for the

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Major telecom outage hits Atlantic Canada

A cut cable has been identified as the cause of a widespread mobile and landline phone service outage that left residents of Eastern Canada scrambling to connect for much of the day Friday. The

Published on: August 4th, 2017 IT Business Staff

Seniors most likely to benefit from digital health technologies, but least likely to adopt it

With the number of seniors officially surpassing the number of children in Canada according to the 2016 census, the healthcare industry is bracing itself for what’s being dubbed as the “silver tsunami.” And

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to Canada this summer

The inventor of Android has a new company, Essential, and its debut smartphone will be available to pre-order from Telus Mobility by the end of July. Andy Rubin, the CEO of Essential, is

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

From rut to cloud: Kinark’s digital transformation

Before its digital transformation Kinark Child and Family Services, a Markham, Ont.-based child mental health services provider, was not just behind the pack technologically — it was nowhere to be seen. “They were

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Glenn Weir

Canadian telecom sector competitive in world market, IoT will help it be more efficient: new report

Most Canadians believe the country’s telecommunication (telecom) industry is uncompetitively expensive and compares poorly to those in other regions, but that’s not entirely accurate, according to a new report by the Montreal Economic

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadians are happy with their wireless carriers

Canadian wireless carrier customer satisfaction is on the rise according to the J.D. Power 2017 Canadian Wireless Customer Care Study. Based on a 1,000 point scale, the overall Canadian wireless customer care satisfaction

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Joe Natale to get early start as Rogers CEO

Joe Natale will be able to start his new gig as president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. early - on April 19 - after the carrier was able to reach a confidential

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Bell still on top, but complaints against telecoms continue to drop, CCTS finds

A new report by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) once again identifies Bell Canada as the telecommunications services provider with the most customer complaints, but also notes that fewer confirmed

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

First 5G smartphone shown off at Mobile World Congress

ZTE may have announced the most future forward smartphone yet, but it's still a ways away from being possible in Canada. The Gigabit Phone, the world's first 5G smartphone, was revealed by the

Published on: March 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Report finds Canada’s big three offer near-identical mobile service [infographic]

Rogers Communications Inc., Bell Canada, and Telus Corp.'s dominance of Canada's mobile market might be a key reason the average Canadian's wireless fees are among the highest in the world, but at least

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood