Bell to Roll Out North America’s Fastest Mobile Network

Bell to Roll Out North America’s Fastest Mobile Network

Yesterday, Bell announced a plan to bring mobile customers the fastest network speeds ever in North America. This is coming with the first roll-out of Tri-band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network service on Samsung’s new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5. The smartphones will be coming to market on August 21st, 2015. The advanced network will be bringing new Samsung mobile customers data speeds of up to 290 Megabits per second (Mbps),...


Home Automation 101: Home Automation Options

Home Automation 101: Home Automation Options

Your home works for you – in a standard home, there’s no central hub. You have to go to each object and tell it what to do when you want something done. You have to go to the coffee maker, select the settings, change the filter, add the grinds and then press the button to make it start. You have to press a button to turn on the television and you have to walk to your thermostat to adjust the settings from cool to warm. In an automated home, you...


Nokia Setting Up For Return to Mobile Industry

Nokia Setting Up For Return to Mobile Industry

Nokia, once the world’s largest maker of mobile phones is preparing to make a comeback, according to recent reports. The famous Finnish firm sold its handset business to Microsoft in 2013, after succumbing to Apple and Samsung in the rise of smartphones, and turned to focusing on making telecom network equipment, selling largely to Vodafone and T-Mobile. Now the mega company is hiring software experts and seeking new sales partners while testing...


A Primer on Home Theater Systems

A Primer on Home Theater Systems

If you enjoy going to the movies, the idea of recreating the experience with a home theater system is very tempting. What could be better than popping yourself some popcorn, grabbing a frosty beverage and settling into a comfortable seat to enjoy a film? There’s no need to go out, line up or even change your clothes. Before you start checking out home theater systems, it’s a good idea to learn the basics about them so that you know what you’re...


Netflix Competitor CraveTV to be Offered to All Internet Users in Canada

Netflix Competitor CraveTV to be Offered to All Internet Users in Canada

BCE’s CraveTV has announced that it will be making the Internet-streaming TV service available to all Internet users in Canada at the beginning of 2016. BCE’s Chief Executive Officer, George Cope, said the company’s streaming service will expand its base of household targets from 3.5 million to 11 million potential customers. CraveTV’s main competitor is California-based Netflix Inc., which entered the Canadian streaming market in 2010,...


Facebook Drone to Bring Internet to Remote Locations Across Earth

Facebook Drone to Bring Internet to Remote Locations Across Earth

Facebook is to begin test flights later this year for a solar powered drone that will bring Internet to remote locations throughout the world. The drone, boasting a wingspan to match a Boeing 737, weighs less than 460 kg (1000 pounds) and is designed to fly at high altitudes for up to three months using lasers to direct internet signals to stations located at ground level. Laser communications systems will have the capability of hitting a target...


CRTC Ruling: Big ISPs Must Share Fibre Networks with Competitors

CRTC Ruling: Big ISPs Must Share Fibre Networks with Competitors

The CRTC has put forth yet another ruling in favour of the little guys. Starting next year, the country’s largest internet service providers (ISPs) must share their high speed fibre networks with their smaller competitors. The ruling comes more than 6 months after the CRTC held public hearings where they heard from industry players, consumer advocates, municipal groups and academics regarding the high speed fibre networks that crisscross the country...


Read More Posts From All Stories »

Digital Forum Spotlight

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™,...


Read More Posts From Forum Spotlight »