News- Canadian Mobile Issues in the News (Dec 1 2009)
The Conservative government on Wednesday paved the way for new cellphone companies by announcing new rules for an auction of radio airwaves designed to spur competition in the wireless industry.
Ottawa opens up wireless industry to more competition
Bell Android-powered Samsung Galaxy launching December 10th!
28 Nov 2009
You all can put Thursday, December 10th, 2009 on your calendar as this is the official launch date for the Galaxy! In addition, here are some additional specs for you: Running Android OS 1.5, has a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 320×480, 5.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 3.5 mm headphone jack, WiFi, can hold up 32GB with microSD.
Ciena Buys Nortel Business Units for $769M
24 Nov 2009
Ciena is expected to hire at least 2,000 Nortel employees -- or more than 85 percent of the workers in the businesses being sold. It would nearly double Ciena's workforce. Nortel, which once accounted for one-third of the market value on the entire Toronto Stock Exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the U.S. in January.
Time to revamp mobile Internet pricing
24 Nov 2009
The promise of an always-on mobile Internet – delivered through cellphones and wireless devices – has long been touted as the next stage in the evolution of electronic communication and commerce. That next stage is a reality in many countries, yet Canada finds itself rapidly falling behind even developing countries as a consequence of overpriced mobile data services in our cozy, uncompetitive market.
Air Canada Offers In-flight Wi-Fi From Gogo On Select Routes
24 Nov 2009
Air Canada said it has started trials to offer Internet service on select flights on its Toronto-Los Angeles and Montreal-Los Angeles routes. With the trial run, Air Canada joins many International airlines which already offer in-flight Internet service.
Canada’s Internet population continues to grow - by 2013, it will hit 25.9 million, or nearly 75% of the entire nation.
30 Nov 2009
Canada’s Internet population continues to grow - by 2013, it will hit 25.9 million, or nearly 75% of the entire nation. Many of these people are among the world’s most committed Internet users, spending 45 hours or more online each month.
While nearly 65% of consumers in the country own a mobile phone, they do not prize them as highly as Americans do. And the majority do not feel compelled to pay for a data package to surf the Web while away from home.