Foreign telcos will bid on Canadian spectrum

The Harper government has tried to create a delicate balance between the demands of powerful incumbent wireless carriers and the needs of fledgling new entrants in the spectrum auction and foreign telecom ownership rules it announced

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Howard Solomon and Brian Bloom

Bell Canada launches wireless speed war in Canada

Canada's wireless carriers have a gift for subscribers in time for the holidays: A speed war. It will begin Nov. 23 when BCE Inc.'s Bell Mobility division pushes the maximum download speed of

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Howard Solomon

How long will Canadians have to wait for 4G wireless?

MetroPCS Communications Inc. has become the first North American carrier to offer 4G wireless service using the ultra fast LTE technology.How soon will a Canadian operator follow?Initially, MetroPCS said Tuesday, service is available

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Wireless dealers aren’t feeling the love from Canadian carriers

New entrants to Canada's mobile telecommunications landscape are shaking-up the market, but a new report from IDC Canada says wireless dealers may not be getting the support they need from the dominant carriers

Published on: August 4th, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Federal court rules Canadian ISPs aren’t broadcasters

In a win for the country's biggest phone and cable companies, a court has ruled that Internet service providers don't act as broadcasters by offering connectivity to television and movie Web sites.“In providing

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Wind Mobile goes live, shakes-up cellular market

Wind Mobile is now live and offering contract-free, unlimited voice and data plans after jumping regulatory hurdles to compete in Canada's wireless industry.The new national cell phone brand from Globalive Wireless Management Corp.

Published on: December 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Telco court fight, round two: Rogers vs. Bell

After getting roughed up in a B.C. court by Telus Corp. (TSX: T) over its wireless marketing claims, Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI.B) is taking out its anger on Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Howard Solomon

Telus and HTC Canada hope for holiday hit with Hero smartphone

Smartphone manufacturer HTC Canada has launched a new marketing and branding campaign to coincide with the Canadian launch of the HTC Hero, it new Google Android OS-based smartphone now available exclusively through Telus

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Jeff Jedras

A carrier mall fight: Telus wireless devices now available at Black’s

Just in time for the beginning of the critical holiday shopping season, Telus Corp. (TSX: T) announced Thursday that its wireless products and services are now available at Black Photo Corp. locations across

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

Cortex partnership with Telus may be first of many

Cortex Business Solutions is hoping a recent reseller agreement signed with Telus will be the first of many such relationships as the Calgary-based e-commerce and e-procurement services provider seeks to expand the breadth

Published on: October 24th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

What the iPhone means to stakeholders in Canada

The Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility announcements related to their SMS price changes and the release of the Apple iPhone 3G has provided me with the opportunity to comment on the numerous published

Published on: July 14th, 2008 Roberta Fox

World Police & Fire Games get unified

Toronto - Next year's World Police & Fire Games event, which will be held in more than forty different venues across British Columbia, is expecting well over 30,000 attendees during the 10-day international

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Maxine Cheung

The business motives for going green

Canadian IT pros and company honchos gathered at the Ontario Science Centre this week for IDC Canada's “You, Me, and Green IT” conference to gab about green tech strategies and hear from IBM

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Briony Smith

Why no Canadian iPhone? Data Volume is the answer

A popular question amongst Canadian mobile phone users seems to be, when will prices decline? This question is often associated with another one, when will the iPhone come to Canada? And the two

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Michelle Warren