he Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC) announced today the results of the highly successful mobile giving campaign for the recent Opération Enfant Soleil Telethon. As part of the 27th annual telethon, cell phone users raised more than $50,000 through text message donations in less than 48 hours.
The new chief executive of Rogers Communications Inc. says that few countries have been able to support four national wireless carriers in the long term and Canada likely won’t be one of them because of the enormous costs involved — but the federal government is entitled to have a different point of view.
Canada’s 700 MHz spectrum auction is a week away, here are the eleven companies deciding our wireless future.
The upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction — what some call the “beachfront property” of wireless — is happening in exactly one week, on January 14th, 2014. This sought-after spectrum can easily reach remote areas (with fewer cell sites), is cheaper for carriers to deploy, and has the ability to penetrate through thick walls into buildings, reducing dead spots.
In the first-ever nationwide public test of Canadian high-speed mobile networks, we found that in 13 top Canadian metro areas, Bell, Rogers, and Telus offer enviable speeds and respectable reliability. Urban Canadians can get online fast, often at speeds that would make south-of-the-border Americans green with envy.