Mobilicity agree to purchase by Telus

Mobilicity agree to purchase by Telus

Mobilicity has agreed to be bought by Telus for $350 million with the proposed sale subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada, and debt holders. The agreement comes after two failed attempts by Telus to buy Mobilicity with both previous deals being rejected by Industry Canada. Mobilicity, who have been under creditor protection from September 2013, had been looking for buyers and contacted...


Rogers customers can now pay with smartphones using suretap wallet

Rogers customers can now pay with smartphones using suretap wallet

Rogers has just launched its suretap wallet application which lets customers make purchases using their smartphones at retailers across Canada. The suretap wallet lets you store payment cards on your smartphone and pay at contactless payment terminals in tens of thousands of retailers across the country. The application is available for download on select Android and BlackBerry 10 smartphones that include near-field-communications capabilities. “Customers...


Plan for Canada’s digital future unveiled

Plan for Canada’s digital future unveiled

The new Digital Canada 150 plan was revealed this week by the Canadian Government outlining its initiatives for the country’s digital future. The plan, unveiled by Industry Minister James Moore, is based on 250 submissions that were received from Canadians that then registered and participated in online consultations held over three months in 2010. Comprised of 39 new initiatives, Digital Canada 150 includes goals such as over 98 percent of Canadian...


Telus move to shut down Public Mobile network

Telus move to shut down Public Mobile network

Telus is getting ready to shut down Public Mobile’s wireless network leaving customers to face the possibility of having to buy new devices. Their plan is to migrate Public Mobile customers onto Telus’s faster 4G national network in May, with the expectation of the changeover to be complete in August. The move means that Public Mobile customers could need to buy new cellphones that are compatible with the Telus network. The shutdown has been...


Central Ontario municipalities offered 1GB Internet service

Central Ontario municipalities offered 1GB Internet service

The Muskoka and Almaguin Highlands municipalities will be the first in Ontario to access the 1GB Internet service when Lakeland Networks rolls out the service in April. Starting next month, Lakeland Networks’ will be offering the service, which it says is 50 times faster than average data transfer speed in Canada. “This first of its kind offering gives business an advantage in a tough economic environment, while helping to attract new...


New Streaming Stick from Roku available for pre-order in Canada

New Streaming Stick from Roku available for pre-order in Canada

The new HDMI version of Roku’s Streaking Stick is now available for pre-order in Canada. Due to be out in April, the device is available for pre-order for CAD$59.99 from Amazon.ca, Future Shop, Best Buy, Staples and other retailers. The HDMI version of the streaming stick works with any HDTV that has an HDMI port and gives you access to more than 750 channels of movies, TV shows, music, news, sports and various streaming content up to 1080p high...


New study shows Canada’s mobile employment growth rate

New study shows Canada’s mobile employment growth rate

New app development is one of the key drivers in employment growth across the app industry in Canada over the last year. The number of people employed in the development of business, games and entertainment mobile apps has grown by nearly 25 per cent, according to a recent report from the Information and Communications Council. Software developers creating mobile applications generated $1.7 billion in revenue in 2013, according to the new study which...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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