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What we do when connected to free WiFi: Infographic

What we do when connected to free WiFi: Infographic | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
» What we do when connected to free WiFi: Infographic | local social media
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Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2012

Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2012 | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
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Accessing Internet from home on wireless devices jumped from 35% in 2010 to 59% in 2012! Moreover, 69% of connected households used more than one type of device to go online in 2012.

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Two Toronto subway stations now have free Wi-Fi - Canada.com

Two Toronto subway stations now have free Wi-Fi - Canada.com | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
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Two Toronto subway stations now have free Wi-Fi
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BAI Canada currently has a contract with the TTC to add Wi-Fi and wireless capabilities to all of Toronto's 61 subway stations.
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Finally...

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French telecom giant eyes entry into Canadian market

French telecom giant eyes entry into Canadian market | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
Orange SA has held ‘exploratory talks’ with regulators as it considers leasing space on an existing carrier’s network
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Good news for Canadian budget!

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Cable TV Companies Forced to Unbundle in Canada

Cable TV Companies Forced to Unbundle in Canada | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
If individually priced access to TV channels sounds good, consider how few channels would survive unbundling—and how much they would cost
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Very good decision ! I'm not sure that Canadians will save money but it give them the power of choice and maybe the possibilty for new actors.

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Councillor Josh Matlow wants free Wi-Fi in Toronto's public spaces

Councillor Josh Matlow wants free Wi-Fi in Toronto's public spaces | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
Councillor Josh Matlow wants the city to look at providing free Wi-Fi in spots around Toronto.
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Good news !!!

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Just who is Allstream?

I saw some erroneous articles [such as this one] and tweets [such as this one] today that makes me think that there are a lot of people who don’t know a lot about Allstream, the target of the acquisition denial issued by the government last night.
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Very interesting to read Allstream historical.

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Rogers CEO apologizing for major wireless outage, customers to receive credit

TORONTO - Rogers Communications CEO Nadir Mohamed has apologized to customers across the country for an "unacceptable" breakdown that knocked out part of the company's wireless network for several hours on Wednesday.Mohamed said technicians had...
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A bad news : they didn't find yet the cause of the outage !

A good news : Postpaid wireless customers will receive a credit on their bills for one day of service !

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Campaign By Rogers, Bell, Telus Rolls Out Against Verizon

Campaign By Rogers, Bell, Telus Rolls Out Against Verizon | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada's three wireless behemoths joined forces on Thursday by simultaneously sending out press releases asking the government to provide fair competition, as well as rolling out a sleek, new website highlighting their concerns.
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Just to remember massive campaign done by Big 3 during summer against Verizon... no comment !

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Canadian pricing comparison (Wireline - Wireless - Broadband) VS U.S / U.K / France / Australia / Japan

Canadian pricing comparison (Wireline - Wireless - Broadband) VS U.S / U.K / France / Australia / Japan | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
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Wireless network coming to Montreal’s subway

Wireless network coming to Montreal’s subway | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
Wireless carriers team up to build wireless network to Montreal subway system.
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Good or bad news !?... 7 years to cover Montreal subway while they are 4 major telecom companies involved, come on !

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Canada - Wireless code gives customers new rights - Insight

Wireless code gives customers new rights Yahoo Canada Finance - Insight The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has launched a cancellation fee calculator on its website to help customers figure out allowable cancellation...
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Ericsson Canada | TELUS to offer advanced multimedia experience with Ericsson

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Fixe-mobile convergence here we go!

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Rogers signs 12-year, $5.2 billion deal with the NHL for broadcasting rights ... - MobileSyrup.com

Rogers signs 12-year, $5.2 billion deal with the NHL for broadcasting rights ... - MobileSyrup.com | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
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Rogers signs 12-year, $5.2 billion deal with the NHL for broadcasting rights ...
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Egyptian telecom investor Naguib Sawiris 'finished with Canada,' plans to spend money elsewhere

Egyptian telecom investor Naguib Sawiris 'finished with Canada,' plans to spend money elsewhere | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
“I am finished with Canada, I tell you,” Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said in an interview with Ahram Online. “The world is big and my money can go anywhere."
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End of the story...

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TTC to roll out Wi-Fi access on 2 subway platforms

TTC to roll out Wi-Fi access on 2 subway platforms | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
TORONTO - The Toronto Transit Commission is moving forward with a plan to provide Wi-Fi access on the public transit system.

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross told 680News Wi-Fi access will be available on two subway station platforms by December.
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Bloor-Yonge and St. George will have Wi-Fi next December.

BAI Canada signed an 20+ year agreement with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)  to deploy and operate a commercial wireless network at 65 stations and associated tunnels in the TTC subway. 

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Policy Unwired « High Tech Forum

Policy Unwired « High Tech Forum | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
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From 2010 to 2012, Canada traffic per user grew nearly 75 percent, from 25 GB/user/month to 43 GB/user/month.

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MTS shares down nearly 10% after Allstream deal rejected

MTS shares down nearly 10% after Allstream deal rejected | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
Shares of Manitoba Telecom Services (TSX:MBT) have fallen more than seven per cent after Ottawa rejected the sale of its Allstream business to an Egyptian investment group.
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The reason : MTS operates a national fibre optic network that provides critical telecommunications services to businesses and governments...

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Rogers reports wireless service outage across country, company website down

TORONTO - Telecom giant Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) says its wireless voice and text messaging services are "fully restored" after a major outage across the country.Spokeswoman Jennifer Kett says in an email that Rogers continues to investigate...
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Rogers VS QoS !

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No big foreign telecoms in Canada auction, boosting domestics | Business | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Major foreign telecommunications companies have decided against registering for a Canadian wireless spectrum auction, in a setback for the government's plans to introduce more competition...
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Bye bye Verizon :(

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Wireless providers installing wi-fi in cars

Wireless providers installing wi-fi in cars | Telecom in Canada | Scoop.it
Watch Wireless providers installing wi-fi in cars Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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Tested by Rogers

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