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

The limits to so-called unlimited tech service

If you sign up for an unlimited Internet service, you expect it to be a service that comes, well, without limits, right? That's what Jim P. expected when he subscribed to Clearwire's high-speed

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Primus offers small firms another Ethernet option

An affordable high-speed Ethernet service over copper lines being offered by Primus Telecommunication Canada will be a boon for many online media power consumers in the small business sector, according to a telecommunications

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Ontario home to two ‘intelligent communities’ for 2011

Two Canadian cities have made the cut to be on the world's Top Seven Intelligent Communities list of 2011. Windsor-Essex, Ont. and Stratford, Ont. both made this year's list after also being included

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Tech that will boost broadband in 2011

A number of different technologies are being developed or improved to offer higher speeds for fixed and mobile broadband networks, as operators are preparing to compete with each other and carry video traffic

Published on: December 8th, 2010