Telecommunications Industry News
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.
Telus Mobility customers sent and received 5.4 billion text messages in 2010, up from 2.7 billion the year before.
Wind Mobile is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its commercial launch, making it the first of several new Canadian wireless competitors to do so.
Rogers will seek to make 3G-enabled 'tablet' devices more appealing to smartphone owners, by allowing users to share a single data plan between tablets and phones.
Canadaâ€™s telecom regulator, the CRTC, has issued a ruling requiring all Canadian carriers to participate in the Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.
The Ottawa-basesd Public Interest Advocacy Centre is complaining to telecom regulators about Bell Mobility, due to a $100 promotion that the carrier is offering in place of a $67 CRTC-ordered rebate.
Bell Mobility has begun selling the Novatel Wireless U547 device under the "Turbo Stick" brand name, potentially doubling customers' mobile data bandwidth.
Canada's Competition Bureau is recommending a multi-million-dollar fine against Rogers Wireless, alleging that the cell phone giant has misled consumers in advertisements for its new discount wireless brand, Chatr.
Canadian cell phone operator, Bell Mobility, has doubled the theoretical maximum download speed of its HSPA wireless network to 42Mbps.
Mobilicity, a recent entrant to Canada's cell phone market, launched its 3G wireless network in Edmonton, Alberta today.
Western Canadaâ€™s leading telecommunications carrier, Telus Corp., has released its 'Optik' IPTV service in the Northern BC city of Prince George.
Wind Mobile continues to add cell phone subscribers at an impressive rate and now boasts a customer base of 140,000, according to the wireless startup's parent company, Orascom Telecom Holding SAE, which reported its quarterly earnings this week.
Published by TeleClick Enterprises
Edited by Jeremy Maddock