Articles By 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

SK Hynix acquires Intel NAND flash memory division for $9 billion

South Korean semiconductor company SK Hynix is acquiring Intel’s NAND flash memory division for US$9 billion. The acquisition, announced on Oct. 20, will see SK Hynix absorb Intel’s NAND SSD-associated IP and employees,

Published on: October 20th, 2020 Tom Li

SpaceX granted basic telecom license in Canada

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) is granting Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX, a Basic International Telecommunications Service license (BITS). In an Oct. 15 letter to Bret Johnsen, chief

Published on: October 19th, 2020 Tom Li

Rogers now offers 5G service in 130 Canadian regions

Rogers has expanded its service to 130 regions in Canada, including more rural areas in Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia. “Digital infrastructure is crucial to fuelling productivity and innovation and driving our economy

Published on: October 14th, 2020 Tom Li

Canadians get free access to 5G with the ‘Big Three’ telcos

None of the Big Three Canadian telcos will charge extra for 5G access. Rogers, the last telco to insist on charging a premium for its 5G access, recanted the plan this week. Rogers

Published on: October 9th, 2020 Tom Li

Top 5 retail trends to expect this holiday season

Online shopping has dominated the retail industry during the pandemic. From tools to food, even the most loyal window shoppers have opted to buy through their computers or phones. In a web call

Published on: October 8th, 2020 Tom Li