CRTC’s virtual mobile network approval stirs mixed reactions

The Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) approved mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) in Canada, but independent operators are not impressed. The new decision announced on April 15 will enable regional providers -- ones

Published on: April 20th, 2021 Tom Li

Distributel acquires telecom provider Primus

Distributel announced yesterday that it has acquired telecom provider Primus, a subsidiary of Fusion Connect. Primus has been providing home phone, internet, and enterprise voice solutions, and hosted phone systems in Canada for

Published on: January 20th, 2021 Tom Li

Telesat to be listed on Nasdaq, still considered Canadian

Telesat, a Canadian satellite service company, will be publicly listed on Nasdaq by combining with Loral Space and Communications. The company announced the agreement yesterday with Loral Space and Communications and Public Sector

Published on: November 25th, 2020 Tom Li

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

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

Apple updates the affordable iPhone SE in 2020

After holding out for four years, Apple has finally updated its budget-oriented iPhone SE in 2020, upgrading it on nearly all fronts. Name iPhone SE (2020) SoC Apple A13 Bionic RAM TBD Display

Published on: April 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Expert says CRTC’s data plan proposals for telcos are ‘misguided’

This week, the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission has been holding a review with major Canadian network operators to discuss the affordability and state of competition of the mobile domain in Canada. Between

Published on: February 21st, 2020 Tom Li

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen experience review: just try it

Contrary to smartphone's plateauing development, its market competition is fiercer than ever. In the quest to cram more screen into an increasingly constrained space, most manufacturers agreed that folding display is the next

Published on: December 12th, 2019 Tom Li

LG G8 ThinQ review: the best LG phone closes the gap

The LG G8 ThinQ stands as one of LG's best phones to date. Omitting the camera bump, the phone feels as slick as it looks. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of

Published on: June 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Huawei showcases 5G equipment in partners-only section at Mobile World Congress

IT World Canada had the opportunity to take a tour of Huawei Technologies Co.’s partner-only 5G technology section, an area normally reserved for integrators to understand the benefits of 5G technology. Press was

Published on: February 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Passing the buck on mobile privacy

Users of mobile apps need more information about the ways those apps use their personal information, a group of experts agreed Thursday, but they didn't agree on who is most responsible for protecting

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Gross

Avaya IP Office 8.0 to wean users from Nortel system

With the end-of-sale date of the Nortel-based Business Communication Manager telecom system coming up in a little less than two months, Avaya Inc., today announced the release of a new unified communication system

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Nestor Arellano