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  1. Industry News
    Telus will invest $2.8 million in new infrastructure and facilities in B.C. through 2016, it was announced yesterday. The company plans to spend $1.2 billion across the province in 2014, followed by $1.6 billion in 2015 and 2016 in a bid to bring the “world’s fastest wireless technology” to all...
  2. Industry News
    Parks Canada is planning to make wireless Internet hotspots available at parks across the country this year, it has been announced. Wi-Fi will be available in up to 50 of its parks this year with plans to expand the service to 150 locations in the next 3 years. Parks Canada says that many...
  3. Industry News
    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...
  4. Industry News
    Datawind have announced they are looking to make a tablet computer that will cost half the price of the current lowest cost tablet in market. The tablet manufacturers are already the makers of the "world's lowest cost tablet," the UbiSlate 7Ci which costs nearly double at $37.99. Datawind...
  5. Industry News
    Wind Mobile’s primary backer has withdrawn investment in the carrier following speculation over the future of the company over the last few months. Amsterdam-based telecom conglomerate VimpelCom Ltd., has written down its investment in Globalive Wireless Management Corp., which operates...
  6. Industry News
    Telus has just pulled out of the industry-funded Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA.) The Vancouver-based carrier’s departure follows on the heels of the withdrawal of other high-profile companies from the wireless industry lobby group over the last year. Wind Mobile...
  7. Industry News
    The government of Canada raised $5.27 billion as a result of the of the 700MHz spectrum auction, it has been announced. The money was raised across 14 regions with eight participants including Quebecor, Bell, Rogers, Telus, MTS, and SaskTel. Quebecor spent $233 million for prime spectrum in...
  8. Industry News
    Bell has announced its acquisition of 700 MHz spectrum assets in every provincial and territorial market in Industry Canada's competitive spectrum auction. The expansion is part of Bell's LTE build out plan which will bring advanced mobile broadband services to more than 98% of Canada's...
  9. Industry News
    A new device developed by an Ottawa start-up is making waves with the ability to stream HDTV signals over the air. Nuvyyo is hoping to provide viewers access to programming from dozens of HD stations available over the air through Tablo, a digital recorder device. Content can be recorded on the...
  10. Industry News
    Rogers announced its new personalized shopping platform, Mobile Shopper, today during three-day business technology event Wavefront Wireless Summits in Vancouver. Mobile Shopper is a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution will enable customers to engage with brands in-store through mobile offers...
  11. Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)
    Hi All, Haven't been here in a while but I recently moved and had telus change my setup. The installer notified me of a new product they are trying out. It is a wifi box that only needs power to operate (no cat5 or cable). It needs an adapter to plug into the main wireless router of the home...
  12. Industry News
    Looks like all the customer growth that WIND Mobile has been fighting for since starting to do business in 2008 has attracted the attention of Orascom Telecom, an Egyptian based telecommunications company, who this year will take an indirect 99.3% interest in Canada's fourth largest wireless...
  13. Home Computing
    I have some questions about a wired or wireless internet connection. My lack of expertise will be evident -- please let me know if I haven't given you enough information. I want to connect my Windows computer to the internet. The options that I see are: - use a wireless connection, or - run...
  14. Industry News
    It was about a year ago when Rogers launched LTE in Ottawa. Over the course of the year we have seen it added to Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, St. John's, Halifax, and Calgary. It looks like the game plan is only to get more aggressive, as Rogers is set to launch in Moncton, Trois Rivières...
  15. Industry News
    The McGuinty Liberal government today announced that they would support legislation that would force wireless providers in the province to provide their customers a more straight forward experience when it comes to their wireless bills. The legislation essentially would force wireless contracts...
  16. Industry News
    Trend Micro today announced DirectPass, a secure password keeper that syncs via multiple devices. With the amount of online passwords the average end user has today, the idea of the product is to consolidate your online credentials, so you can have secure access to your accounts anywhere...
  17. Industry News
    Rogers released their second Innovation Report this morning, which focused on how Canadians use technology to manage their personal relationships. We have included the report below, but here are some highlight stats we found interesting: * Young adults (ages 18-24) spend roughly two and a half...
  18. Industry News
    Yesterday Dell Canada and Fongo launched Dell Voice ( dellvoice.ca ), a VoIP service centered around the idea of saving Canadian mobile customers money by offering voice calling capabilities using a mobile app on your smartphone or Windows desktop. The service centers around Fongo and their...
  19. Industry News
    The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up...
  20. Home Computing
    According to this article on Lifehacker all routers that include the new Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) are vulnerable to attack. Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or WPS, is a new feature of some Wi-Fi routers to make adding devices to your network easier. Unfortunately it also makes your network vulnerable...
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