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January 15,2020


Rogers Communications Inc. marked a milestone on Wednesday as the telecom provider officially turned on its wireless 5G network in downtown areas of Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal.

But while Rogers says the next-generation network is now up and running, customers will not be able to access it for some time because devices have not yet been authorized to connect to it.

Officially lighting up the network, however, is a signal to device manufacturers that Rogers is open for business, and ready to work with companies such as Apple and Samsung to ensure 5G devices are compatible with network infrastructure.


May 7, 2018


Customer takes Bell to court and wins, as judge agrees telecom giant can't promise a price, then change it.   You may see the detail from CBC news.  


June 15, 2017

The era of having to pay cellular providers to unlock your cellphone will end this year.  As of Dec 1, you can ask your provider to unlock your phones free of charge, by the new rule from CRTC announced today.  At the same time, all newly purchased mobile devices must be provided to the customers unlocked.  Here the details: 


October 27, 2016

According to the latest report from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC),  Canada has 30 million wireless subscribers so far, 90 percent of market still controlled by the Big Three: Rogers(33%), Bell(28%) and Telus(29%).   You may find out more details in their report by this link: 


March 31, 2016

The federal Commissioner for Complains for Telecomunications Services (CCTS) just released the Middle Year Report on customer complains on all Participating Service Providers.  The total number of accepted complains is 4,562, of which 36.8% (1,677) is to Bell, 9.6% (437) to Rogers, 7.5% (341) to Wind Mobile, and 6.8% (310) to Telus.  Here's the link for the Middle Year Report.


January 6, 2016

Blackberry Priv gets major support from US carriers. Since it's initial launch on November 6 last year, Priv will be available from all US major carriers.  Priv is sold at 700,000 to 800,000 unit a quarter now.  Blackberry expects to see the device in 31 countries this year with target of selling 5 million units. 


March 3, 2015

On March 3, 2015, the Government's auction of valuable Advanced Wireless Services-3 (AWS-3) spectrum was held. By May 2015, the amount of spectrum available to provide mobile services to consumers will have grown by almost 60 percent since early 2014.


September 9, 2014

Apple announces the new large screen iPhone 6 and Smartwatch. The new iPhone 6 will be on the market in US and Canada on September 19th.


June 5, 2014

Sprint is said to be working on the final details of a deal to buy T-Mobile at about 32 billion. 


January 8, 2014

Fairfax Financial Holdings is buying another $250 million worth of BlackBerry


June 14 2013

HSPA and LTE now 49% of all Mobile connection in USA and Canada


Feb 14 2012 (from Computerworld U.S.)
With staff increasingly using smart phones and tablets, CIOs should urge their organizations to designate a CMO to create an enterprise mobile strategy, says Forrester


March 2012

Chief Mobile Officer: A job title now timely?


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