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The Countdown to Disappointment: Sprint has a lot to learn about generating hype

Last week Sprint tried its hand at generating a little market hype, posting an intriguing countdown clock that promised an industry-changing announcement at the end, something on par with T-Mobile’s UnCarrier promotions we’ve seen of late. But while T-Mobile has hit more times than it has struck out with its promotions recently, the same can’t [...]

Canada Receive 77% Grade for Cybersecurity Readiness

Canada has received an overall rating of 77%, or “C+”, for its cybersecurity readiness from Tenable Network Security, a continuous network monitoring company based in Columbia, Md, which measured cybersecurity readiness levels in six countries. Show More Summary

CRTC Kicks Off First National Study Measuring Broadband Internet Service Performance

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has started gathering data from the homes of 4,500 citizens across the country in a study aimed at improving its broadband policymaking by gaining a better understanding of network performance. Show More Summary

Telcos Need to Learn how to Fail

It’s no wonder wireless operators are feeling threatened by the disruptive force of tech companies making inroads into the wireless industry, tech companies are willing and able to do what telcos have long avoided: fail. Take Google for example, a company that made a bold attempt at smart glasses with its controversial Google Glass project. [...]

The Dangers of a Connected Everything Existence

Even as security analysts preach the dangers of our increasingly connected existence, from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to inadequate security in our thermostats, it seems that nothing can stem our interest in expanding the Internet of Things to include every minutia of our daily existence. In fact, regardless of what the item is in [...]

The Evolving World of Wireless

The wireless industry is one of the most fascinating sectors to observe, as not only has it remained one of the strongest industries over the last several decades, but it changes radically every five to ten years or so as well, heading in new, and often unforeseen, directions. Such a paradigm shift happened with the [...]

Rogers and Telus CEO Part of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016

Earlier this month, we saw a list of the Best Brands of 2016, so now it’s time to have a look at a list of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People for 2016. The top 50 list contains executives, entrepreneurs, politicos, and thinkers from various fields and industries who are changing the way Canada does business. [...]

DOJ will Struggle to Respond to Cyber Threats, Inspector Warns

The US Department of Justice (DOJ), which includes the FBI and Homeland Security, will struggle to effectively respond to the growing level of cyber-threats against the nation, said DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz in a recent report. Horowitz, whose job it is, among many other things, to detect and deter waste, fraud, and misconduct within [...]

Telcos Quietly Infiltrate TV Industry in Pursuit of Advertising

Without a great deal of fanfare traditional telcos have crept into the television market, now providing approximately one fifth of the world’s pay-TV subscriptions. According to global market analysis firm Ovum, “Operations owned or controlled by telcos accounted for 140 million retail pay-TV customer connections globally at the end of 2014 and this total soared [...]

Rogers Starts Transition of Mobilicity Customers to 3G Network

As of last week, Mobilicity’s customers are being slowly transferred to Rogers’ own 3G network. After acquiring the struggling wireless carrier, Canada’s biggest wireless player gave its new customers enough time to take the necessary steps to prepare for the transition, such as purchasing cellphones compatible with Rogers’ network, as it operates on different frequencies [...]

Apple Pay Launches in Canada on November 17

Earlier last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple Pay would launch in Canada and Australia by the end of the year in partnership with American Express. After lengthy weeks of guessing and speculation, we now have a launch date: November 17, as confirmed to iPhone in Canada by Amex support. “According to American [...]

T-Mobile CEO offers Positive Outlook on Blackberry’s Future

It doesn’t seem that long ago that T-Mobile drove a significant nail into Blackberry’s coffin, announcing in mid-2013 that the company would be removing Blackberry phones from its retail stores, noting sluggish sales, which was subsequently followed by Blackberry’s announcement that it would cease dealing with T-Mobile altogether. But oh how times have changed. Now [...]

Vizio Smart TV Is Watching You and Sharing Your Info with Advertisers

Do you recall the uproar among Bell customers when the service provider launched its Relevant Ads program? Since then Bell has terminated the program, which tracked its customers habits, but you know there is another “big brother” that’s watching you: Vizio’s Smart TV. You own one? Well, you may want to opt out right now. [...]

Connected Cars are the New Mobile Frontier

With the smartphone market having reached a high level of saturation and the tablet market having clearly hit a plateau, the connected car market has emerged as the new growth avenue for the mobile technology. In fact, as a sign of the changing mobile landscape, in Q3 AT&T posted its strongest new subscriber growth in [...]

Blackberry Prepares Android Encore, this one dubbed “Vienna”

Just days after Blackberry CEO John Chen confirmed that his company has more products in the works following the release of the not-so-private Blackberry Priv smartphone and we are already seeing renders of the company’s next rumoured Android offering, codenamed “Vienna.” As ZDNet’s Kevin Tofel  explains, the device “looks like the old BlackBerry Passport and [...]

Canadian Lawmakers Need to Investigate the Use of Stingray Phone Surveillance

As a bipartisan committee of lawmakers in the United States attempts to get a handle on the widespread use of a controversial phone surveillance technology known as Stingray, Canadians are starting to wonder as well whether or not our local law enforcement and federal agencies are deploying this same mass-surveillance device on us. In fact, [...]

Telus and Huawei Create “5G Living Lab” in Downtown Vancouver

Huawei and Telus will establish a “5G Living Lab” in downtown Vancouver, the Chinese telecom supplier has announced. The new project will test approaches to delivering a next-generation converged fibre-wireless network in the city, Huawei’s...Show More Summary

T-Mobile lets Customers Binge on Streaming Video without the Data Cost

T-Mobile has once again disrupted the mobile world, promising its customers access to a select number of streaming video services without incurring the often steep data cost, meaning users will get to stream videos without using a drop of their data. Dubbed “Binge On,” T-Mobile’s latest promotion will be available for free to the company’s [...]

Amdocs Inks Deal with Rogers and Bell

Amdocs has announced that it has entered into a services agreement with Rogers Communications until 2018 and has extended its relationship with Bell Canada for an additional five years until 2022. The partnership between Rogers and Amdocs began in 2006 when the Canadian carrier first integrated Amdocs’ integrated customer management products. The Amdocs system allows [...]

Telus FTTP Rollout On Track, CEO Says

Telus‘ fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build is on track and will provide a foundation for a new growth source in its wireline business, CEO Darren Entwistle said during the third-quarter earnings call last week. “As it relates to DOCSIS 3.1 deployment, I don’t see it materially impacting the pace of our fiber deployment,” Entwistle said during the [...]

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