Sierra Wireless Adds Communications Research Lab at SFU

The Sierra Wireless Mobile Communications Laboratory at Simon Fraser University is designed to place B.C. at the forefront of the wireless communications industry. Wireless communications, as you’re aware, impacts devices such as cell phones and computers, as well as connectivity to databases and the Internet. With ongoing collaborations with industry and research partners across North […]

Glentel Acquires 428 Verizon Wireless Retail Outlets

­Vancouver’s Glentel, a multi-carrier mobile phone retailer, has agreed to purchase 428 US-based Verizon Wireless franchise stores for $83.3 million (USD). Operating currently as the Wireless Zone, the acquired outlets fit in well with Glentel’s Diamond Wireless chain, which is also a Verizon Wireless National Premium Retailer in the United States. Thomas Skidmore, Glentel’s President […]

CIRA Hits Two Million Mark for .CA Domains

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) reported it has crossed the two million mark for registered .CA Internet domain names. While it took 21 years to achieve the first million, just four years were required to get to the second million. It’s quite fitting that the milestone comes on the 25th anniversary of the founding […]

Xplornet Starts New 4G Satellite Broadband Service

Residents in many rural areas of Canada previously denied of 4G commercial broadband services, now have access thanks to the EchoStar XVII satellite. Xplornet Communications said EchoStar XVII, a new 4G broadband satellite, has passed all tests and has been cleared for commercial service. Residents in several rural and remote regions of British Columbia, Manitoba, […]

Mobilicity Broadens 4G Reach in Southern Ontario

Discount mobile carrier, Mobilicity will extend its 4G network throughout the Golden Horsehoe in 2013. Expansions into Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa are scheduled for completion by September 2013. The high speed network will then spread to Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton/Stoney Creek by December 2013. Mobilicity’s President and COO, Stewart Lyons reaffirms the expansion commitment: […]

BCE Revises Astral Bid to Win CRTC Approval

After an outright rejection from the CRTC against the proposed merger with Astral Media in mid-October, BCE wants to get back to the bargaining table. The CEO of BCE, George Cope and his team have tabled a new proposal to meet the regulatory requirements set forth by the CRTC and in so doing show that […]

Tim Hortons Using Visa payWave to Speed Up Payments

Tim Hortons is making it faster to pay for your daily double-double. Visa Canada and Tim Hortons have introduced ‘wave and go’ when making purchases using Visa payWave. So instead of fumbling for change, keying in a PIN or signing receipts for their food or beverage purchases at Tim Hortons, Visa payWave cardholders can simply […]

Microsoft Opens Doors to First Canadian Retail Store

Microsoft opened its first retail store in Canada on November 16th. Located at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall, the 6,800 square foot venue will contain huge touchscreens to display laptops, tablets, smartphones and an array of Microsoft software and gaming products. The Microsoft store will also be featuring Windows-powered computers including recent models from Samsung, Sony, Acer, […]

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