ScanSource makes U.S.-based telecom acquisition

Imaging solution provider ScanSource has announced its acquisition of Intelisys Communications, Inc. The deal is valued at $83.6 million plus earn-out payments based on EBITDA (earnings before interest expense, taxes depreciation and amortization) over

Published on: August 9th, 2016 CDN Staff

Yahoo to sell to Verizon for $4.8 billion USD

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based telecommunications firm Verizon Communications Inc. plans to acquire Internet search and media company Yahoo Inc. for $4.83 billion USD in cash, the U.S. organizations announced this morning. In a press

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

A quick look at what’s new in the latest version of Ingram Micro’s Odin Service Automation platform

Ingram Micro has unveiled version 7 of its Odin Service Automation platform, one that features a revamped plugin environment and new Microsoft integrations. First, the distributor is adding support for Exchange 2016 and Microsoft

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

Patch quickly to detect ransomware, Canadian telecom industry warned

One of the best strategies to defeat ransomware is to patch systems as soon as possible, a senior official at a security vendor has warned the telecom industry. Attackers often reverse engineer a

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

What Bell’s acquisition of MTS means for customers

Bell Canada owner BCE Inc.'s bid to purchase Manitoba telecom provider Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) could lead to better service according to one industry analyst, but higher prices according to another. Mark Goldberg,

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Bell is buying Manitoba Telecom for $3.9 billion

The country's biggest phone company could get bigger if regulators and the government allow BCE Inc. to buy Manitoba's incumbent phone company, MTS. The two telecom firms announced the deal this morning, with

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

Telus subsidiary Koodo comes out on top in mobile customer satisfaction survey

Telus Corp. subsidiary Koodo Mobile is already known for touting the superiority of its customer service over competitors in its ads, but now the budget cellphone service provider really has something to brag

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Rogers adds IoT to its list of IT service offerings

Rogers Communications has announced Thursday it will be offering IoT as a service, claiming it is the first Canadian telecom to do so. To do so, it has partnered with blueRover, a Kitchener,

Published on: March 31st, 2016 CDN Staff

Huawei announces R&D project in partnership with the Government of Ontario

Chinese mobility and networking company Huawei has announced an R&D project in partnership with the Ontario government that will aim to develop 5G networks, cloud, analytics enterprise applications and mobile security. Dubbed "5G

Published on: March 8th, 2016 CDN Staff

Unified Communications changes the rules of LAN and WAN designs

“The erlang is a unit of traffic density in a telecommunications system. One erlang is the equivalent of one call (including call attempts and holding time) in a specific channel for 3600 seconds

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 Roberta Fox

BlackBerry ordered to leave Pakistan after denying government server access

BlackBerry will be forced to cease operations in Pakistan on Dec. 30 after refusing the government its request to monitor BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic, according to a blog post written by Marty Beard,

Published on: November 30th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Worldwide mobile subscriptions have surpassed human population: Report

It was just over one year ago that the number of mobile devices in the world surpassed world population, which at the time was around 7.19 billion according to data from GSMA Intelligence.

Published on: November 27th, 2015 CDN Staff

Highlights from the Telecom 2015 conference

Last week's Telecom 2015 Conference, organized by Neotelis Inc., was an incredible event with more than 260 customers, consultants and vendors in attendance. The level of energy and engagement between attendees was outstanding!

Published on: November 4th, 2015 Roberta Fox

State of LTE report shows just how far behind Canada is in 4G

Not all 4G LTE networks are built equally, especially if they are Canadian. A new report from OpenSignal, a cellular coverage analysis organization, indicates that, surprise, surprise, Canada is nowhere near the top among

Published on: September 25th, 2015 CDN Staff