Articles By Tom Li

Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down next month, replaced by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Intel says VMware's chief executive officer Pat Gelsinger is returning to Intel to replace Bob Swan, who will ride out his final days as the chip manufacturer's CEO until Feb. 15. Swan became

Published on: January 13th, 2021 Tom Li

Microsoft announces Surface Pro 7+ for business users

Microsoft has released the Surface Pro 7+ for business, touting new Intel processors, larger battery, and removable storage. The Surface Pro 7+ tablet PC now comes with Intel’s 11th-gen Core i3, i5, and

Published on: January 11th, 2021 Tom Li

Google employees seeking to unionize

More than 200 Google employees have signed with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) to form the Alphabet Workers Union after two Google engineers raised serious concerns in a New York Times opinion

Published on: January 4th, 2021 Tom Li

Five telecommunication topics to focus on in 2021

The shift to remote work in 2020 underscored the essentiality of a solid network infrastructure. Throughout the year, data usage in both broadband and cellular skyrocketed. Along with the workforce, the education sector

Published on: January 3rd, 2021 Tom Li

How 5G drones are saving Canadian crops

It’s going to be a while before drone fleets deliver packages en-masse in urban areas, but with 5G networks that improve their capabilities, they are gaining interest with industries in rural areas like

Published on: December 4th, 2020 Tom Li

Complaints against telecom and TV service providers down nearly 20 per cent

The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television Services (CCTS), an organization dedicated to helping Canadians resolve their telecom and TV complaints, said that despite the exceptional increase in service use, customer complaints against service

Published on: December 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

Telesat to be listed on Nasdaq, still considered Canadian

Telesat, a Canadian satellite service company, will be publicly listed on Nasdaq by combining with Loral Space and Communications. The company announced the agreement yesterday with Loral Space and Communications and Public Sector

Published on: November 25th, 2020 Tom Li

CIK Telecom now offers mobile service in Canada

Toronto-based CIK Telecom launched a new mobile service that offers unlimited country-wide calling and data. Customers can purchase the base plan with 1GB of LTE data at $40 per month. The highest plan

Published on: November 13th, 2020 Tom Li

Canada to spend $750 million on developing network infrastructure

The Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has raised the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) to $1.75 billion, up from the $1 billion announced last year. The increased funding announced yesterday, according to

Published on: November 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Shaw Communications offers 1.5Gbps fibre internet for Western Canada

Shaw Communications yesterday launched its Fibre+ Gig 1.5 internet plan to Canadians living in Western Canada. The new Fibre+ Gig 1.5 internet plan offers unlimited downloads for $165 per month on a 2-year

Published on: November 6th, 2020 Tom Li

Telus International acquires Lionbridge AI for CA$1.2 billion

Telus International, a Telus subsidiary that offers global customer service outsourcing and digital IT services, has acquired Lionbridge AI for CA$1.2 billion. Lionbridge AI is a subdivision of Lionbridge Technologies that specializes in

Published on: November 6th, 2020 Tom Li

Ontario government reserves another $680 million for network development

The Ontario government will be investing an additional CA$680 million into the province's network infrastructure in underserved communities and dead zones. Announced on Nov. 4 by Ontario’s Office of the Premier, the new

Published on: November 5th, 2020 Tom Li

AMD acquires Xilinx, inventor of FPGA, for $35 billion

AMD has purchased Xilinx, the semiconductor company that pioneered the first field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for US$35 billion, the biggest deal in the company's history. The deal was announced Oct. 27 as an

Published on: October 27th, 2020 Tom Li

Telus launches Espri mental health app with a focus on frontline workers

Telus has launched a new mental health app for Canadian frontline workers to help reduce stress, prevent burnout, and upkeep mental wellness. Telus’ Espri app, launched on Wednesday, is fully customizable and offers

Published on: October 23rd, 2020 Tom Li

Micron’s uMCP5 with LPDDR5 is ready for mass production

Computer parts manufacturer Micron Technology announced that its UFS-based multi-chip package 5 (uMCP5) with embedded LPDDR5 is now ready for mass production. The uMCP form factor combines universal flash storage (UFS) storage and

Published on: October 21st, 2020 Tom Li