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Ericsson plans further R&D investment in Montreal

TORONTO -- Ericsson's Canadian operation will be spared the downsizing that has swept the Swedish cell phone maker's global divisions, its chief executive pledged at the Communications 2002 conference.In his keynote Tuesday, Kurt

Published on: November 5th, 2002 Shane Schick

Combined IP network will help carrier reduce costs, IDC analyst predicts

With the capital woes in the telecommunications sector forcing companies to focus their efforts, Burnaby, B.C.-based Telus Corp. has responded by announcing it will be the first major Canadian carrier to transform its

Published on: November 4th, 2002 Jeff Jedras

Southwestern Ontario hospital organization evaluates IP telephony

When doctors and nurses in Chatham, Ont. do their rounds, they may soon be able to take phone calls and check electronic patient charts on the same device. This is the vision of

Published on: November 4th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Cutting the wires could lead to an IT shakeup, says IDC report

Wireless local-area network (LAN) technologies are set to become the ""next disruptive technology,"" according to one research firm.In a report issued earlier this year, IDC predicted that wireless LAN products will dramatically affect

Published on: October 31st, 2002 John Saunders

Wireless LANs face hard sell among public sector customers

Home users and small businesses may be gobbling them up, but don't expect to see wireless local-area networks (LANs) implemented on a broad scale throughout government offices any time soon.Citing concerns over security

Published on: October 31st, 2002 John Saunders

Caller ID, Biometric Style

Bell Canada expects to shave up to $6 million off its workforce management expenses using voice technology to authenticate its field technician's IDs.Serge Lafleur says the phone company's experiment with Nuance Verifier 3.0

Published on: October 30th, 2002 Liam Lahey

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission spans wireless gap

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission is building a wireless network to support one of the busiest passageways between Canada and the United States.A spokesman said Monday the organization is using licensed-frequency Ethernet radios

Published on: October 28th, 2002 Shane Schick

Palm debuts Tungsten brand with Rogers as carrier

Palm is seeking to woo the enterprise customers who want wireless capability and won't shy away from the price tag.The company's Canadian arm Monday unveiled the first two models under its the Tungsten

Published on: October 28th, 2002 Jennifer Brown

Air Canada pilots wireless LAN tools

When Air Canada mechanics maintain and repair airplanes, they often need to refer to manuals that cannot easily be taken into the hangars.They currently look up information by either walking over to computers

Published on: October 23rd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Bell Canada chooses 802.11b for WLAN services

Bell Canada's pursuit of the Canadian wireless LAN market could be successful in the enterprise sector but the telco is facing an uphill battle with SMBs, according to an analyst.The company officially launched

Published on: October 22nd, 2002 Monika Rola

Wireless industry: Licensing, taxation stalls innovation

Government agencies must coordinate taxing and regulation to ensure a fair distribution of financial burden in the wireless sector, an advocacy group warns.In its response to Industry Canada's call for feedback to its

Published on: October 21st, 2002 Monika Rola

Armoured car company moves to wireless dispatch

An armoured car and ATM service company says it will save $5,000 a month in cell phone charges by switching its dispatch system to wireless access.In a few weeks, Universal ATM Services Inc.

Published on: October 16th, 2002 Neil Sutton

Hospitals team up for cost-saving VoIP strategy

When doctors and nurses in Chatham, Ont. do their rounds, they may soon be able to take phone calls and check electronic patient charts on the same device.This is the vision of officials

Published on: October 3rd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Where wireless works

TORONTO -- Wireless innovation should be focused on delivering better customer service and has to show a fast return on investment, a panel of industry leaders told the Canadian Marketing Association Wednesday.At the

Published on: October 2nd, 2002 Monika Rola

Hands off

With IBM and Palm Inc. launching a new joint initiative in the handheld business market, corporate users are continuing to voice their concerns about the long-promised benefits of PDAs.While demand remains high for

Published on: September 27th, 2002 John Lee