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Rogers launches faster 5G service on 3500MHz mid-band spectrum

Rogers has become the first mobile service provider to launch 5G service using the mid-band 3,500Mhz spectrum. The service was first deployed in Nanaimo, British Columbia, with Canada’s major cities to follow. In its press release, the company said it aims to blanket more regions according to the ISED timetable laid out in item 336 […]

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TekSavvy Unified Communications service now available nationally

Ontario-based independent internet service provider (ISP) TekSavvy announced that its Unified Communications solution, a service that bundles multiple business communication services into a single package, is now available nationally. TekSavvy’s Unified Communications service combines voice calling, video conferencing and instant messaging into a single scalable package. The service is also configurable; customers can add features […]

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Mobile service cost in Canada are getting cheaper as data use rise, says the CRTC

Canadian mobile data use climbs as prices continue to decline, said the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in a new report compiled using data collected through the CRTC-Statistics Canada Quarterly survey, the CRTC annual Facilities Survey and the CRTC annual Pricing Survey. In the report, the Commission noted that more and more Canadians are […]

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Microsoft announces Surface Laptop Go 2

Microsoft has refreshed its budget-friendly Surface Laptop Go to the second generation. The Surface Laptop Go 2 now comes with an upgraded processor and a slightly higher price. Some call it boring and some call it clean, but the Surface Laptop Go 2 skips all the fancy decals and delivers a down-to-earth clamshell design. Like […]

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Starlink announces new service for RVs: $30 more and no waitlist

Starlink’s latest service, called Starlink RV, lets recreational vehicle owners skip the waitlist and get instant access to Starlink satellite internet service. On its website, Starlink wrote that users can expect “high speed, low latency internet” in areas marked as available, and notably slower speeds during peak hours in areas marked as a waitlist. Further, […]

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Telus to invest C$11 billion in Quebec in the next four years

Telus announced on May 24 that it will be investing $11 billion into developing Quebec’s networking infrastructure, operations, and spectrum over the next four years. This announcement came on the heels of two separate investments the company committed to on May 17 in BC and Alberta, for C$17.5 billion and C$17 billion respectively. Together, the […]

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Globalive signs wireless spectrum sharing deal with Telus

Globalive has signed a network and spectrum sharing agreement with Telus to better position itself as a buyer for Freedom Mobile, whose divestiture stands as the major hurdle in Rogers’ efforts to acquire Shaw. The agreement is subject to Globalive’s successful acquisition of Freedom Mobile. In an interview with the Canadian Press, Anthony Lacavera, chairperson […]

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Intel Vision 2022: Habana Gaudi2 AI training processor arrives to challenge the Nvidia A100

At Intel Vision 2022, Intel unveiled the Gaudi2 AI training processor fresh from its Habana Labs, the Israel-based AI accelerator chip company Intel acquired in 2019. The two chips are purpose-built for AI deep learning applications, using Intel’s 7nm process node–a significant leap from the 16nm node used for the first generation. Gaudi2 features 24 […]

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Microsoft Canada celebrates the opening of its new downtown headquarters

On May 3, Microsoft welcomed the press and Toronto Mayor John Tory in the opening ceremony of its new Canadian headquarters located in the CIBC Square building. Spanning 132,000 square feet, the new headquarters offers an expansive view of the Toronto downtown core and Lake Ontario. Following a “Team Based Space design,” the hybrid office […]

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Bell announces the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada

Bell has deployed the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada to accelerate 5G network performance at the edge. AWS Wavelength is part of AWS’ platform for building and deploying edge applications. The other two components, AWS Outposts and AWS Local Zones, target on-premises and large metro deployments respectively. AWS Wavelength is designed specifically for communications […]

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Rogers announces 2.5Gbps internet as a free upgrade to some customers

The fast gets faster: On the heels of its 8Gbps internet plan coming this summer, Rogers has released another subscription tier to its Ignite Internet, this time clocking in at 2.5Gbps, just a hair shy of the 3Gbps internet package Bell recently announced. The connection is symmetrical, meaning that the bandwidth applies to both upload […]

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AMD announces Ryzen Pro 6000 series mobile processors for business

AMD has released its next-generation commercial-grade mobile processors with improved efficiency, new graphics, and higher compute performance. The 6000 series Ryzen Pro processors, based on the Zen 3+ architecture and built using 6nm transistors, will be joined by the 5000 series Ryzen Pro processors based on the older Zen 3 architecture and TSMC’s 7nm node. […]

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Rogers proposes Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile

Rogers has allegedly proposed Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile, in order to gain regulatory approval for its acquisition of Shaw Communications, reported the Globe and Mail. Two anonymous sources told the Globe that Rogers agreed to allow Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile in a filing to the federal government. The regulators now must decide whether […]

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Rogers to offer 8Gbps home internet this summer

It’s the higher the better when it comes to internet speeds, and Rogers just took the crown in Canada. The company announced on April 19 that it has completed in-lab and customer trials for its 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) symmetrical fibre internet. This announcement comes right on the heels of Bell’s 3Gbps fibre internet […]

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Government rejects petition to amend virtual mobile operator policy

The Canadian government has rejected a petition submitted by dotmobile (also known as Data on Tap) to revise the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) early last year. The problem lies with the Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2021-130, in which the CRTC defined the framework for […]

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An interview with Intel Canada: strategy, partnership, and talent

With Intel busy expanding its manufacturing and supply chain worldwide, we had a chance to sit down with Greg Ernst, corporate vice-president of sales and marketing of Intel America, and Denis Gaudreault, Intel Canada country manager, to ask a few questions about the company’s strategy in Canada. Q: How does the business strategy in Canada […]

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First quarter PC shipments robust despite decline from 2021

PC shipments fell 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period a year ago, according to industry analysts IDC. However, although the decline is significant, shipments still exceeded forecasts. Overall, 80.5 million desktops, notebooks, and workstations were shipped in the first quarter of the year, down from 84.8 million […]

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Bell now offers 3 Gbps home internet

Bell has become the first Canadian internet service provider to offer 3 Gbps home internet. The new plan, announced on April 6, offers 3 Gbps download and 3 Gbps upload speeds, twice as fast as Bell’s previous flagship 1.5Gbps plan. At peak performance, users can download a 10GB file in under 30 seconds. This plan […]

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What are QR codes and how do they work?

When it comes to scan and go technology, there’s perhaps nothing more ubiquitous than QR codes. These blotches of squares exist in almost everywhere. In a business setting, QR codes can be used for authentication, to log into Wi-Fi networks, hold storefront payment information, and much more. They are also used to prevent forgery, increase […]

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Intel releases Arc discrete mobile graphics

Intel’s first dedicated mobile GPU is finally here. On March 30, the company released its first dedicated mobile graphics solution based on its Xe HPG architecture. This launch represents the first of the three product segments in Intel’s Arc graphics family. The Arc 3 will be followed by Arc 5 and Arc 7, which will […]

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Hydro One uses utility poles to deploy internet service in new pilot with the Ontario government

The Ontario government has kickstarted a pilot project with Hydro One to bridge the digital divide for 1,450 residents in the municipality of Brighton. During the pilot, Hydro One will use its electric grid infrastructure such as hydro poles to accelerate the development of internet infrastructure in the region. “By leveraging existing infrastructure and removing […]

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Rogers acquires Nova Scotia’s Cross Country TV

Rogers has quietly snapped up regional communication and internet service provider Cross Country TV, based in Nova Scotia, according to a notice posted on Cross Country’s website. As first reported by Cartt on March 24, the notice informed Cross Country TV customers that business will continue as usual. The company wrote that it will continue […]

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CRTC agrees to let Rogers buy Shaw’s broadcasting services

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has agreed to let Rogers buy Shaw‘s broadcasting services, with specified conditions and modifications. As a part of the transaction, Rogers will acquire 16 cable services based in western Canada, a national satellite television service and other broadcast television services. The approval only applies to the broadcasting portion […]

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Studies reveal that full-stack observability and automation adoption are priorities for businesses in 2022

A new study reveals that 91 per cent of Canadian technologists believe that the shift to full-stack observability will be transformational for their business. Full-stack observability is real-time view across the modern technology stack — applications, software-defined compute, storage, services, and network. It allows IT operations, development and networking teams to easily identify abnormalities, understand […]

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Blast From the Past: What the Y2K Bug Reveals About Cybersecurity Today

“The End of the World!?!” That’s what the cover of TIME Magazine said for its January 18, 1999 issue.  Over two decades ago, the industrialized world was gripped by panic over the so-called Y2K bug. Also called the Millennium Bug, the year 2000 problem, Y2K problem, the Y2K glitch and other labels, some feared the […]

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Ericsson names new chief legal officer ahead of its annual general meeting

Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson welcomed a new chief legal officer in a statement from its board of directors, ahead of its annual general meeting on March 22. First appointed on March 16, Scott Dresser today officially succeeds Xavier Dedullen as Ericsson’s chief legal officer, and will lead the review of the investigation related to the […]

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Samsung’s A53 5G smartphone could be this year’s best midrange heavy-hitter

Samsung announced the Galaxy A53 5G smartphone on March 17, bringing more performance to its popular mid-range lineup. The A53 5G is visually identical to the A52 5G. It still features a rounded all-glass design crafted from Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is IP67 water and dust resistant, and comes in white, black, blue […]

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