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Ottawa Will Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Paper-Billing Practice in Telecom Sector

Following the meeting between the regulator, the Canadian Radio-television Commission (CRTC), and telecom companies, which has been described as “very disappointing”, Industry Minister James Moore expressed the government’s position regarding the practice of charging for paper bills. Show More Summary

Ralph Lauren offers its take on Wearable Tech

While it’s certainly not a natural segue for the men’s fashion firm, Ralph Lauren is showing that is has some good ideas of its own when it comes to the future of wearable technology. While tech giants are busy making smartwatches and fitness bands, Ralph Lauren has decided to take the industry in a different [...]

TheTelecomBlog.com’s Top 6 Posts for August 2014

1. Navigating the Back-to-School Technology Craze If you’re a parent or simply one who likes to watch TV you’ve no doubt noticed the commercials advertising back-to-school supplies; you know, the ones that have been playing since the day after school finished for the summer. In fact, parents often find themselves buried under a torrent of [...]

CRTC “Very Disappointed” with Outcome of Charges for Paper Bills Meeting

The CRTC announced in July that it would look into the telecom companies practice of charging for paper bills. After holding the meeting with carriers, the CRTC has published a press release summarizing the outcome. “We would like to thank the companies that participated at the meeting on paper bills. The discussion was frank and [...]

Apple Wearable Debut may Accompany new iPhone at September Event

Earlier this week Apple sent out invitations for an official release event slated for Sept. 9th. The company provided no details, save for its usual mysterious tagline, one that this year read, “Wish we could say more.” While undoubtedly this event will serve as the company’s annual refresh of its iPhone brand, with speculation that [...]

Telus Launches Cloud-Based MDM Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses

As the BYOD (bring your own device) trend gets stronger, the demand for cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solutions rises: business owners want to equip staff so they can work out of the office. To answer that demand, Telus yesterday launched its second mobile device management solution, called MDM Made Easy. To bring that solution [...]

Huawei Turns Its Back on Tizen

Although the name Huawei means very little to the North American mobile consumer (thanks to American regulators), the Chinese telecommunications firm is poised to challenge the likes of Samsung and Apple for global mobile dominance. With that in mind, perhaps its no surprise that despite pressure from carriers to develop Tizen-powered smartphones Huawei is steadfastly [...]

Bell Increases LTE Network Speed by 45%, with Speeds as High as 150 Mpbs

Ahead of the highly anticipated iPhone 6 launch, which is said to incorporate a faster Qualcomm modem that supports a theoretical download speed of up to 150 Mbps, Bell has announced that it has bumped the 4G LTE network speed by up to 45%. What this upgrade means is an increase from 75 Mpbs (expected average [...]

T-Mobile Responds to Sprint’s Increased Data Plans

When Sprint adjusted its family bundle plans to add more data at standard industry price points, America’s third largest wireless provider was hoping to differentiate it from the market, giving consumers reason to pause before making a decision about their carrier. It looks like any differentiation Sprint was able to establish, however, lasted about one [...]

Smartphone “Kill Switch” Law now Official in California

Since yesterday, California has been the first state in the US to require smartphone manufacturers to implement and enable antitheft security features by default in every smartphone sold in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the so-called kill switch bill introduced by State Sen. Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. [...]

Successful Companies Need a Mobile-First Strategy

Increasingly consumers are transitioning towards a mobile-first lifestyle, abandoning not only traditional tethers like the home phones, but more recently ones like the desktop computer as well. This shift has created a new kind of consumer, one with real time access to information, purchasing, and unimaginable amounts of data. But if consumers are becoming mobile-first, [...]

Apple’s iWatch Facing Critical Delays

Production issues are plaguing Apple’s latest creation, the rumoured iWatch smartwatch, financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported recently. Apple’s efforts to bring the so-called iWatch to market are presenting “a much higher level of difficulty for the company,” according to Kuo, who goes on to say that problems Apple is facing include component issues, system design, [...]

Navigating the Back-to-School Technology Craze

If you’re a parent or simply one who likes to watch TV you’ve no doubt noticed the commercials advertising back-to-school supplies; you know, the ones that have been playing since the day after school finished for the summer. Recently one particular commercial caught my eye, a Best Buy advertisement that featured a father giving his [...]

BlackBerry Uses iMessage Spam Reports to Push for BBM

Apple introduced iMessage with iOS 5 back in 2011 as a great and easy way to send a text or multimedia message phone-to-phone without paying fees to your wireless carrier. Since then, security and anti-spam companies such as Cloudmark have kept an eye on the service, just to note that it is spam-free. Well, almost, [...]

Wind Mobile First to Cut Roaming Rates After Ottawa’s Push for Price Caps

It looks like Ottawa’s push to lower domestic roaming charges in Canada has finally seen results: a wireless startup announced yesterday that it is lowering rates for voice, text, and data. Although the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission does not regulate the prices in the wireless industry, the government approved a law this spring that [...]

Google Targets Services to Children Under 13

Google is planning on offering online accounts to children under the age of 13, a report in the Wall Street Journal indicated, moving the search engine giant into the “controversial and operationally complex” (and not to mention lucrative) market of underage users. But is this move in the best interests of our kids, or simply [...]

Requests for Cell Tower Information Can Disclose Bank and Credit Card Data

The media was loud last month about a case involving a Peel Regional Police warrant application requesting subscriber data from both Telus and Rogers. The two incumbents have decided to challenge the warrant, as the police were asking for cellphone information about 40,000 to 50,000 customers as part of the investigation. Back then, the incumbents [...]

Microsoft Boosts Green Credentials by Ending Affiliation with Controversial ALEC Lobby Group

Microsoft has ended its longstanding support of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public-policy lobbying group that has championed the cause of the fossil fuel industry and hampered the development of green, renewable energies across the country. The move comes as Microsoft attempts to boost its green credentials, as clearly the winds of [...]

Ottawa to Auction Off 3500 MHz Spectrum for Urban and Rural Areas

Last year Industry Canada said the wireless industry would have 750 MHz worth of spectrum for commercial mobile services by 2017. It took another step yesterday to add more frequencies for carriers by proposing to split spectrum about to become available in the 3500 MHz band, which was designated years ago for fixed wireless services. The government [...]

Sprint’s “Aggressive Pricing” Offers More Value but No Savings

When Marcelo Claure took over as Sprint’s CEO two weeks ago he immediately promised that the new Sprint would get aggressive on pricing in an effort to attract new customers. On Monday Sprint made good (sort of) on Claure’s promise, rolling out the company’s first Family Share Pack, which effectively doubles the amount of data [...]

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