Tag: wireless

Canadian wireless complaints down by 35 percent since 2014, says CRTC report

The Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently released the “Wireless Code Opinion Public Research” detailing a significant drop in wireless complaints over the past two years. A total of 1,483 people were surveyed to complete the report, which cost the agency approximately $60,000 to produce. The CRTC says the survey was produced to better understand the issues…

Canadians pay the most for wireless data, says report

A new study by Tefficient, a Swedish telecom consulting firm, indicates that Canadians pay the most per megabyte (MB) for mobile data. This is the firm’s 14th survey, but the first time the company has included Canada in a report. The study shows that data use is growing sharply  in countries where operators commonly offer…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. The best Canadian Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals [Read here] Wind Mobile rebrands as ‘Freedom Mobile’ [Read here] Twitter teams up with the CFL to make the 104th…

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains discusses digital economy, 5G, wireless competition and pricing at IIC

Following CRTC’s Jean-Pierre Blais keynote zingers at the Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications conference, colleague Navdeep Bains, Minister of innovation, science and economic development, presented his viewpoints for a brighter Canada. While not as direct as Blais, Bains sees a Canada that is inclusive, innovative, competitive, and also echoed the same disruption conversation…

Canada makes top 20 list for LTE network accessibility in latest OpenSignal report

Canada’s LTE networks remain among the most readily accessible in the world, according to OpenSignal’s latestT State of LTE report. OpenSignal’s network quality report comes three months after its Global State of Mobile Networks report was released in August. Compared to the latter, which ranked network speeds across the world, this new report looks at global LTE penetration….

Calgary and Shaw Communications expand Wi-Fi to public recreation facilities

The City of Calgary is carrying on the trend of bringing free Wi-Fi to the masses. Along with Shaw Communications, the municipality will now provide Wi-Fi access in 27 public recreational locations. Some of these include the Calgary Soccer Centre and the Calgary Zoo. A contract between the City of Calgary and Shaw Communications permitting Shaw to…

Mobile emergency alerts may come to Canada within the next two years

Mobile emergency alerts have been in place in the U.S. since 2012, but the practice has yet to make its way up to Canada. That may change within the next two years, according to a spokesperson from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). Marc Choma of the CWTA recently told The Toronto Star that the…

Telus teams up with Co-op Cabs to provide free Wi-Fi to commuters

Remember the days when you had to wait until you got to work to check your email? For those of you who cab to work, those days are gone. To make the struggle to connect a little easier, Telus announced today that it would partner with Co-op Cabs to offer free Wi-Fi to commuters while…

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus now available to pre-order in Canada

Apple’s latest smartphones can now be pre-ordered in Canada. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be purchased unlocked directly from Apple’s online store, or from participating Canadian carriers, as of 12:01am PST / 3:01am EST. The new iPhones have improved cameras, redesigned Home button, faster processor, water resistant, and scraps not only the…

Bell still Canada’s fastest network though competition continues to decline, PCMag reports

The narrative of Canada’s telecom industry is beginning to ring loudly in the ears of Canadians. Unfortunately, what PCMag calls “world class” in its annual report on Canadian wireless carriers, costs Canadians a world class price. Just weeks ago, the CRTC released a comparative report that outlined the various prices paid for telecommunications services across the developed…

Bell launches Home Hub 3000 modem/router and wireless 4K PVR

Bell has updated its modem and PVR offerings to make the most of its relatively new Gigabit Internet and 4K TV services. The carrier is now stocking the 3000 version of its Home Hub modem/router and a wireless 4K whole-home PVR that Bell states is the first fully wireless IPTV service in the world. The…

Quebec Court of Appeal will hear case on wireless roaming fees

Almost everyone has heard a story or knows somebody who has been charged hundreds or thousands of dollars in roaming fees while on vacation. Canadians already pay more than most developed countries for cellular services, according to the CRTC, but roaming charges tend to run even higher, despite the apparent ubiquity of cellular networks. This…

CRTC confirms Canadians pay more than everyone else in international telecom price study

The CRTC has released a new report that compares Canadian mobile and wireless pricing with that of several foreign countries. The report draws on wireless pricing for telecommunications services from Canada, the U.S., Australia, Japan, the U.K., France, Italy and Germany. The 2016 study is broken down in to five main categories: home phones, mobile…

SyrupCast 81: Galaxy Note 7 and the Hub+ life

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the new Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung. In addition, we speak about how BlackBerry is offering its Hub technology to Android 6.0 users, which could be the company setting itself up for a life beyond hardware. We also venture into a discussion about the recent $1.3…

Quebecor Q2 2016: Videotron subscriber revenue up 7 percent annually

The Quebec-based media giant Quebecor Media released its second quarter earnings report on Thursday. The company’s results revealed a revenue of $992.5 million CAD, up $28.7 million from this time last year. Furthermore, Videotron is heavily contributing to these efforts with a seven percent jump in revenue per subscriber totalling the majority of the company’s revenue, or…

SyrupCast 80: DTEK50’s enterprise focus and tech giant earnings

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the new BlackBerry DTEK50, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Alphabet earnings. In addition, we dig down deep about the future of media with bots and front-facing cameras. Hosts: Patrick O’Rourke, Jessica Vomiero, Igor Bonifacic, Ian Hardy Duration: 46:03 Subscribe to the iTunes Audio feed Subscribe to the Stitcher Audio feed Download SyrupCast…

Eastlink expands wireless service to Moncton

Eastlink has once again expanded its wireless network. Following the launch of service in Timmins and Sudbury, Ontario, Eastlink has brought wireless service to Moncton, New Brunswick. The carrier’s wireless LTE coverage, including VoLTE, is in the heart of the city and currently offers only the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone…

Rogers Q2 2016 results show increase in wireless revenues, subscribers now at 9,962,000

Rogers has announced its Q2 2016 financial results, revealing an increase in revenue and wireless subscribers. Three months ago, Rogers CEO Guy Laurence stated that the company has its “mojo back,” reiterating that he believes the telecom’s 3.0 plan is on the right path. Wireless revenues jumped by 1 percent to $1.931 billion from $1.903 last…