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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Guide to wireless roaming in U.S. without ‘bill shock’

If you’re heading to the U.S. over the holidays, you may be considering putting your smartphone on airplane mode for as long as you’re outside Canada. That’s not a bad move, given the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Candice So

Bell joins global M2M group, gains more traction in Europe

Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. has joined the Global M2M Association, making it the first Canadian wireless carrier to join the association that supports machine to machine (M2M) deployments worldwide. M2M deployments allow machines

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2013 Candice So

Telus buys Public Mobile in government approved deal

The new entrant wireless carrier that once said it would come out of any market consolidation as a buyer - not a seller - has been acquired today by Burnaby, B.C.-based Telus Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fongo creates new brand-friendly skins for its app

Canadian mobile telecommunications company Fongo Inc. has launched a new program that will allow its users to create customizable skins for its app. Branded as “Fongo Faces,” the program allows users to play

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Government searches for spectrum to fuel wireless competition

The federal government released more details about how it plans to ensure a fourth wireless carrier in each region across Canada to compete with the wireless incumbent triad of Bell, Rogers, and Telus.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind, Mobilicity split on Ottawa spectrum ruling

Canada's small mobile carriers are split on their opinion on the government's earlier announcement to open allow them greater access to foreign capital. The new auction rules “are a victory for Canadian consumers,”

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Long distance toll fraud on the rise: complaints commissioner

Canada's Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) yesterday urged small and medium sized businesses to monitor their private branch exchange (PBXs) for suspicious activities following a resurgence of complaints about long distance

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

A review of Videotron’s new cell phone plans

Quebecor’s Videotron launched its Wireless network recently (Sept 9) and we took the opportunity to review its cell phone plans which they recently introduced. Unlike the new entrants, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Public

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2010 Yale Holder

How much data do I need on my cell phone plan?

 Smart phones combine cell phone and Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) functions in one unit.  If you require e-mail and access to your calendar when on the go then a smart phone is appropriate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2010 Kye Husbands

Carriers must stop letting down wireless dealers

With the recent entry of small wireless service providers, dealers have emerged as key differentiators for incumbent mobile carriers. But a recent survey by analyst firm IDC Canada, indicates that there's widespread dissatisfaction

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

5 important things to know about Canadian cell phone plans

 The Canadian cell phone industry is confusing and difficult to understand. When comparing plans you have to deal with calling circle plans, specified evenings and weekend minutes, “anytime” minutes – it’s all so

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2010 Yale Holder

Top 5 killer apps for 4G

Imagine sitting on the grass in a shady park, watching flawless high-definition television on your connected tablet. Imagine pausing the program and switching over to a video call from your mother. Wireless carriers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2010 Paul Kapustka