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Feds launch consultation initiative on digital and data transformation

June 19, 2018

Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science and economic development today announced the introduction of a national consultation initiative on digital and data transformation. “New technologies have changed the way that we access information, shop, live, socialize and work,” a

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Community-owned high-speed ISP ENVI launches in Newmarket

June 13, 2018

As part of its commitment to support local businesses and economic development, the town of Newmarket said today it is working with Newmarket Hydro Holdings Inc. and new Internet Service Provider Envi to “enhance broadband infrastructure and improve connectivity and

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5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up, says Ericsson

June 13, 2018

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now

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LPWANs still a work in progress, GlobalData research finds

June 6, 2018

Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) rollouts were hogging headlines in 2017 as nearly every mobile operator offering Internet of Things (IoT) services exuberantly joined the bandwagon. Even though uptake continues and optimism remains, it is still early days for

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Technologies selected for testing in Toronto’s first smart city pilot program

May 30, 2018

UPPlift: Toronto has announced the winning innovators selected to pilot their smart city technologies in test-beds across the city, through the first-ever Urban Pilot Program in Toronto. The program, launched earlier this year, focuses on bridging the gap between emergent smart

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Gap Wireless, Siama Systems sign distribution deal

May 30, 2018

Gap Wireless, a distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets, and Montreal-based Siama Systems, a provider of converged network performance test and diagnostic tools, have entered into a reseller agreement for distribution of Siama Systems’

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Samsung to launch major Canadian AI research facility

May 30, 2018

Samsung Research America (SRA) says it plans to establish a “state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Toronto, as part of a new venture to tap into and contribute to the flourishing AI industry growing in Canada’s largest city.” The opening

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Survey shows half of North American firms not prepared for GDPR

May 23, 2018

A new survey of IT professionals reveals more than half of North American companies have not taken steps to prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on Friday. The survey was conducted by data

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Shaw completes its first successful 5G technical trials

May 22, 2018

Shaw Communications Inc. today announced the successful completion of its first 5G technical trials in Calgary. Conducted in collaboration with Nokia, CableLabs and Rohde & Schwarz, Shaw said its trials leveraged 28GHz mmWave and 3.5GHz spectrum and demonstrated the significant and

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Global intelligent building market to reach US$42.6 billion by 2024

May 16, 2018

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, entitled, “Intelligent Building Market by Component, Type, and End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2024“, the global intelligent building market was valued at US$12.3 billion in 2017, and is