entrepreneurship@Alacrity

Program targets students in and recent graduates of engineering and business programs. Participants receive grants to cover their basic costs, living expenses and are provided office space at Wavefront in Vancouver. Graduating companies

Published on: May 10th, 2013

Government-backed monopoly may be needed for broadband networks, ITU says

Ever wonder what the industry leaders of the telecommunications industry think the future holds for the future of ICT? Well a 35-page report on the outcomes of discussions like that can be downloaded

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘WiFox’ could vastly improve Wi-Fi connections

We've all experienced the frustration of a lacking Wi-Fi connection before. Whether at a conference where the routers are overloaded with devices trying to connect, or at a coffee shop where the speeds

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google Fiber unveils first city to receive gigabit connections

Google Inc. has announced its plan to roll out a 1 gigabit-per-second fibre optic network in Kansas City, to the neighbourhoods where the most people pre-register for the broadband service. The broadband pipe

Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA pressures government to provide broadband Internet for all

Canadians love to complain about their various services that they must pay for on a monthly subscription basis, Internet being just one of those items. But when compared to the rest of the

Published on: July 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

First responders seek public feedback for wireless test-bed

Since 9/11, when First Responders charged into New York’s Twin Towers without interoperable communications equipment that could have told them what they were really facing, many nations have adopted measures to strengthen security

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Barry Gander

Startup news round-up: June 7, 2012

Communitech's $30 million startup funding program Hyperdrive today gained a new partner. The Ontario Centres of Excellence said it will be the latest organization to contribute its resources to fund the startup incubator

Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Music, gaming generate the most mobile revenue in Canada: report

Mobile music, video, TV and gaming helped Canada's wireless sector generate mobile content revenue of $240 million in 2010, up from $227 million in 2009, according to a new report.Data services generated $4.42

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 13, 2012

Genesis Technical Systems of Calgary is gearing up for the big launch of its patented product DSL Rings, at the Broadband World Forum, the world's largest telecom event. Running rings around big telcos

Published on: April 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Bell extends Fibe network to Quebec City

Canada's digital network service wars continue to heat up with BCE Inc.'s rollout of its Fibe service to Quebec City today.Bell Canada invested $225 millionin making the fibre to the home (FTTH)broadband network

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rural SMBs get broadband boost with satellite launch

Thousands of Canadian small and medium sized businesses located in broadband-challenged rural areas ware set to get a boost.A U.S.-built satellite launched yesterday afternoon from Kazakhstan will allow a Canada's Xplornet Communications to

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Howard Solomon and Nestor Arellano

Look who’s leading the way in low-cost broadband access

Here’s something that might be worth emulating by Canadian ISPs. U.S. cable company and ISP Comcast recently launched Internet Essentials, a program that provides Internet access to low-income households for $9.95 (USD), plus taxes,

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Rogers claims better LTE speeds than Verizon

Rogers Communications Inc. said its soon to launch LTE (Long Term Evolution) network could easily overrun a similar LTE network rolled out Verizon Wireless last December in the United States. Last Thursday, Rogers

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano