CRTC orders VoIP providers to inform customers of 911 service limitations

There are two types of emergency phone service: basic and enhanced. Basic 911 connects the caller to a central call centre. From there the call is connected to the emergency response responsible for

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Elisabeth Ostiguy

Policing the telcos

Soon — possibly before you read this — a three-member panel created by Industry Minister David Emerson last spring will publish a report on Canadian telecommunications policy. It has received thousands of pages

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Grant Buckler

Carriers join forces for mobile commerce

The term “m-commerce” was a buzzword a few years ago, but offerings such as micropayments and location-based services failed to materialize as money-earners for the carriers.“Bell, Rogers and Telus have been looking at

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Neil Sutton

Cisco’s push-to-talk technology aimed at public safety market

Cisco Systems Inc. is helping organizations address interoperability issues between disparate radio systems and improve safety and security with a tool that uses the Internet to integrate two-way radios with other voice and

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Sarah Lysecki