Telecommunications Industry News
Shares in Telus Corp., Western Canada’s leading telecommunications operator, were trading 2.64% higher today, after the company reported higher profits and announced plans to increase its dividend by approximately 10% in each of the next two years. A jump in wireless data usage was largely responsible for a 19% increase in Telus’ profits, which came [...]
Ascendant Canadian wireless operator, Wind Mobile, is urging the government of Manitoba to mandate greater transparency in wireless contracts, among other consumer protection measures.
Microsat Systems, a Canadian spacecraft systems manufacturer, has announced plans to launch 78 small communications satellites with the aim of enhancing high-speed internet availability.
Ottawa's emergency operators dealt with some 27,000 inadvertent 911 calls in 2009, representing 12% of all emergency calls and resulting in many unnecessary police attendances, according to a recent report.
Research In Motion plans to offer a number of dual-core BlackBerry devices in the future, according to one of its chief executives.
A group of Edmonton, Alberta parents are asking local school trustees to keep Wi-Fi internet access out of public schools, voicing concerns about possible health effects on students.
Wind Mobile has announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Bold 9780 at an outright cost of $450, about $50 cheaper than other Canadian carriers such as Telus Mobility and Bell.
Google Android has overtaken Apple's iOS to become the second most popular mobile operating system among American smartphone users.
Telus Mobility customers sent and received 5.4 billion text messages in 2010, up from 2.7 billion the year before.
TomTom, Europe's leading manufacturer of navigation devices, announced today that its VIA Series automotive GPS units will soon be available in North America.
Support for Adobe Flash will cause Research In Motion's forthcoming Playbook tablet device to trail the Apple iPad in terms of battery life, according to Kaufman Bros. analyst, Shaw Wu.
Thousands of iPhone 4 users around the world inadvertently slept in today and yesterday, due to a New Year's software glitch affecting the device's alarm clock function.
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Edited by Jeremy Maddock