Articles By Tom Li

Universal Broadband Fund to improve internet access in Wahnapitae

Wahnapitae First Nation residents will soon have high-speed internet access funded through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF). Blue Sky Net, part of the Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation, last week announced that it

Published on: January 25th, 2021 Tom Li

Citrix buys Wrike for $2.25 billion

Citrix has entered into an agreement to acquire Wrike, an online project planning tool, for US$2.25 billion in cash. Citrix described the acquisition on Jan 19 as "highly complementary to Citrix’s existing customer

Published on: January 21st, 2021 Tom Li

Canada’s office vacancy offset by industrial demands

In its latest report, commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE says the office market isn’t as bad as the industrial market, but there are sharp spikes in downtown office vacancy rates

Published on: January 20th, 2021 Tom Li

Distributel acquires telecom provider Primus

Distributel announced yesterday that it has acquired telecom provider Primus, a subsidiary of Fusion Connect. Primus has been providing home phone, internet, and enterprise voice solutions, and hosted phone systems in Canada for

Published on: January 20th, 2021 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