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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

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

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

Nova Scotia and PEI will adopt COVID Alert, says Health Canada

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are the latest provinces signalling their decision to adopt Canada’s COVID Alert exposure notification app, according to Canada’s COVID 19 alert task force. In an Oct. 2

Published on: October 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

How did the CRTC block its own wholesale internet prices?

Like a car in bad traffic, the CRTC’s wholesale internet rate has once again been halted, this time by the CRTC itself, the entity that issued it in the first place. The new

Published on: October 1st, 2020 Tom Li

Canadian government and Shaw pull new fibre optic line in rural B.C.

A joint program between Shaw Communications and the Canadian government will pull 40 km of fibre optic cable between Whistler and Mount Currie to bring high-speed internet access to rural parts of British

Published on: September 18th, 2020 Tom Li

100x camera zoom showdown: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G vs Huawei P40 Pro+

Phone cameras have become more and more powerful since the first primitive efforts arrived more than 20 years ago. A grainy colour picture of his newborn daughter that software mogul Philippe Kahn sent

Published on: September 11th, 2020 Lynn Greiner

Rural Ontario could have gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, says EORN

Canadians living in rural eastern Ontario could have access to gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, according to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). On Aug. 11, EORN announced

Published on: August 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Distributel is the latest independent internet provider to increase prices

Following TekSavvy and Start.ca, Distributel became yet another independent internet service provider (ISP) to raise its subscription fees due to uncertainties around the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission's (CRTC) wholesale pricing. Distributel, which

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Start.ca raises internet prices as CRTC wholesale rate remains in limbo

London, Ontario-based internet provider Start.ca hiked its internet subscription costs yesterday in response to the recent changes to CRTC's wholesale internet rates. The company increased the cost of its internet packages for new

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

NGMN whitepaper offers guidance on 5G sustainability

Next-generation 5G networks are not only set to enable faster speeds but also lower energy consumption, a key point linked to any operation. The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) alliance, an alliance between

Published on: August 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Building mobile apps a matter of getting the right info – CMO Talks with Peter Marston

CMO Talks with IDC Research Director Peter Marston At a time when individuals are being bombarded with messaging across multiple channels by dozens of brands, IDC Research Director Peter Marston said mobile apps

Published on: July 9th, 2020 Glenn Weir