Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus in dead last amongst Canada’s major [...]

WIND Mobile founder partners with equity firm to buyout Vimpelcom’s remaining shares

by Christina Peden Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has announced a new partnership with Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital and other investors to buy out VimpelCom’s majority share in the company. VimpleCom, a Dutch-Russian owner tech conglomerate, has been trying to offload its Wind shares since acquiring Egyptian-owned Orascom, which financed Wind prior [...]

Videotron rolls out LTE service in Quebec

Quebecor-owned wireless carrier Videotron announced this week the launch of LTE service for their 550,000 customers across Quebec. Videotron began offering cellular service four years ago and now sells a number of LTE-capable devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3, LG Nexus 5, Sony Xperia ZL, Moto G LTE and HTC Desire [...]

Apple unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday unveiled the long awaited and much speculated about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Rumours and prototype photos had circulated on the internet for weeks leading up to the announcement, and for the most part, there weren’t any surprises. The iPhone will now be [...]

CRTC kicks off hearings on the future of Canadian television

The CRTC yesterday commenced hearings to determine the future of television in Canada. The broadcast regulator will be hearing proposals from companies and individuals; the outcome of these hearings could heavily alter the way television content is delivered to Canadians. CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has indicated that certain rules currently protecting specific channels or broadcasters [...]

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to hit Canadian market September 26

Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Alpha, the latest in its lineup of Galaxy devices, will be released in Canada via Bell and Virgin Mobile on September 26. Price-wise, it’ll set you back $149.95 on a 2-year term or $700 outright. Boasting a sleek metal exterior, the Alpha is touted as one of Samsung’s slimmest [...]

Vizio launches in Canada, partners with Future Shop, Best Buy

by Christina Peden Vizio announced today that it will be officially setting up shop in Canada in partnership with Future Shop and Best Buy. Speaking at a press event today in Toronto, Lily Knowles, Vizio’s vice president of product marketing, said the company has been pondering a Canadian launch for “quite a while”. After releasing [...]

Rogers announces fewer blackouts on NHL GameCentre streaming service

by Christina Peden Rogers had hockey legend Mark Messier on hand this morning at a press conference in Toronto to unveil some major upgrades to their NHL GameCentre Live streaming service for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Rogers is promising to bring over 50 per cent more games to Canadian hockey fans this season, including over [...]

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