Category: Carriers

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Eastlink signs ‘unique network partner’ to expand wireless coverage

Easlink launched its wireless service in early 2013, and the carrier has slowly been building out its Maritime LTE network. Now, thanks to a “unique network partner approach to supplement its own network coverage,” Eastlink customers will now be able to use their mobile devices without worry throughout the entire East coast. Eastlink and Rogers formed



CRTC finds Rogers engaged in ‘unjust discrimination’ against new entrants in domestic roaming, bans future exclusivity agreements

The CRTC has found Rogers engaged in what it is calling “unjust discrimination” and “undue preference” towards new entrants in respect to roaming agreements. Canada’s enforcer of telecommunication rules came down hard against the country’s largest carrier, banning it or any other carrier from adding exclusivity clauses into domestic roaming agreements. The report comes after an announcement



Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S debuts on Bell to replace aging Idol X

Bell was the first Canadian carrier to see the disruptive potential of Alcatel OneTouch, the Chinese OEM that purports to offer high-quality products at prices both affordable to carriers and, in turn, consumers. The Idol X, an admitted experiment, along with the Idol Mini and Pop 7 tablet, for Bell to gauge demand for mid-range



Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha tipped for an August 4th announcement

The Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s rumoured smartphone that is mostly metal, has been tipped for an official announcement next week. According to SamMobile, Samsung will reportedly unveil the 4.8-inch Android device on August 4th, hitting various markets shortly after. The Galaxy Alpha is said to be a scaled down GS5, with a metal chassis that Samsung



IDC reports global smartphone shipments in Q2 topped a record 295 million units

Research firm IDC has released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone report for Q2 2014, noting smartphone shipments rose 23.1% over last year to a record of 295.3 million units, a 2.6% boost from Q1. The “ongoing demand for mobile computing and an abundance of low-cost smartphones” helped Samsung keep its lead as top mobile manufacturer. However, everything is



Video demo of the BlackBerry Passport’s touch-enabled keyboard: ‘The entire keyboard is a trackpad’

During BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York yesterday, the company announced the acquisition of security leader Secusmart and announced a redesign of BBM for Android and iOS. Probably the most exciting news was that the BlackBerry Passport was shown in a video demo of the touch-enabled keyboard. We’ve seen this before on a leaked video, and then BlackBerry detailed the finer