AI will play crucial role in creating future mobile value: GSMA report

BARCELONA -- As Mobile World Congress is dominated by a slew of smartphone announcements packed with manufacturers hyping up their new artificial intelligence-powered features, mobile network operators are opening their eyes to how

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Telus, Trend Micro team up to open Cybersecurity Research Centre in Toronto

As the world continues to become more digital, businesses and consumers are facing more challenges than ever. To address the growing volume of cyber threats, Canadian telecommunications giant Telus and cybersecurity solution provider Trend

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

4 opponents and 5 proponents of net neutrality in Canada

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Number of telecom complaints increased in 2017 after a 3-year decline, CCTS reports

After three years of decline, the number of complaints registered against Canada's telecommunications firms rose by 11 per cent this year, according to the latest annual report from the Commission for Complaints for

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian firms embrace Alexa for everything from flight tracking to making phone calls

Amazon's Alexa launch to the Canadian market may have been long awaited, but the ecosystem of Canadian-based Skills will assemble almost immediately. Some of Canada's top national brands have Alexa Skills that will

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Telus to purchase U.S.-based Xavient Information Systems for $250M USD

Telus Corp. is reversing the usual Canadian position in international acquisitions and buying a California-based company. The Vancouver-based telecommunications giant announced Monday that it was purchasing Simi Valley, Calif.-based business process and IT

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number is $185 million.  Identification systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Customizable ‘back-to-school’ smartphone launches in Canada today

Getting ready for school to start in a few weeks? How about a smartphone for just that. Alcatel has released the Alcatel A50, complete with SNAPBAK accessories for all sorts of customization. For

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

Telus now taking Canadian pre-orders for Android co-founder’s Essential Phone

Canadian telecommunications giant Telus Corp. has officially announced the month of release and price point for Canadians interested in buying Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Phone. Telus is already taking preorders for the

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Major telecom outage hits Atlantic Canada

A cut cable has been identified as the cause of a widespread mobile and landline phone service outage that left residents of Eastern Canada scrambling to connect for much of the day Friday. The

Published on: August 4th, 2017 IT Business Staff

Seniors most likely to benefit from digital health technologies, but least likely to adopt it

With the number of seniors officially surpassing the number of children in Canada according to the 2016 census, the healthcare industry is bracing itself for what’s being dubbed as the “silver tsunami.” And

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

TNW Wireless asks CRTC to compel Bell, Telus to make wholesale roaming agreements

A wireless provider that wants to offer data-only phone subscriptions across Canada is appealing to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to compel Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility to provide it wholesale

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson