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Smartphones are changing cities: Ericsson

November 8, 2013

In a new Ericsson ConsumerLab report released at the company’s 2013 Business Innovation Forum this month, smartphone users in São Paolo, Beijing, New York, London and Tokyo were asked about their interest in, and the potential…

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Establish telco crown corp: union

August 22, 2013

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is calling on the Harper government to rescind advantages offered to Verizon Communications Inc. to set up as a fourth major carrier and to instead establish a Crown Corporation to…

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Union tells Harper: Stop wooing Verizon

August 3, 2013

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers(CEP) Union of Canada says it stridently opposes advantages the Harper government is offering New York-based Verizon Communications to “take over Canada’s telecommunications.

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Wireless industry says it ‘welcomes’ new code for Canadian users

June 6, 2013

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) on Monday said it welcomed the new Wireless Code developed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for Canada’s more than 27 million wireless…

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Cisco projects 13-fold growth in mobile Internet data traffic

February 7, 2013

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2012 to 2017, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold over the next four years, reaching 11.2 exabytes per month (for an annual run rate of 134…

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Learning, Networking In Brazil

January 1, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Mere blocks from a youth facility called Social Attitude where students can now play soccer, swim in an outdoor chlorinated pool and access the Internet through the cloud, a 51-year-old investigative Brazilian…

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AT&T, Google, Starbucks join the Power Matters Alliance (PMA)

October 31, 2012

AT&T, Google Inc. and Starbucks Coffee Company have signed on with the Power Matters Alliance (PMA). Founded by Powermat Technologies and Procter & Gamble, the PMA’s Honourary Chairman is Google’s Vint Cerf — known as one of the…

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RIM’s Secure Element Manager to power NFC mobile payments in Canada

October 25, 2012

Research In Motion (RIM) announced this week that it has been selected by EnStream LP, a joint venture of Bell Mobility Inc., Rogers Wireless Partnership and Telus Communications Company, to provide its Secure Element Manager (SEM) to manage…

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CRTC issues annual report on the state of the Canadian communications industry

September 6, 2012

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) this week issued its annual Communications Monitoring Report providing an overview of the Canadian communications sector. In 2011, the average Canadian family spent more…

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A Gift for Canada’s North

January 1, 2012

Here in the Canada that is South of 60, we take many things for granted that are simply not available in Canada’s North. I could list many examples, but they can often be collected under the umbrella term, “choice.”