Skyway Recommended February 17th to 23rd

This week: In-car LTE from GM; Canada’s Wireless Spectrum Auction; Court Says ISP Must Release Names of Illegal Download Suspects; Why Small and Medium Business Should Be Concerned about Cyber Attacks

 

Mobile Syrup | GM will roll out in-car LTE in Canada starting this summer

General Motors originally revealed that it would bring in-car 4G LTE into its newest vehicles at CES in Las Vegas last month, and the automaker has confirmed Canada will be part of that rollout when they flip the switch on the service this summer. Read More…

Globe and Mail | How the spectrum auction could shake up Canada’s wireless industry

It took only 24 minutes for Rogers Communications Inc. to launch its investor relations blitz. As Industry Minister James Moore announced the long-awaited results of its wireless spectrum auction in Ottawa on Wednesday, Canada’s largest wireless carrier was preparing to take its own message to Bay Street. Mr. Moore began speaking at about 5:20 pm ET, stunning industry watchers with the revelation that Ottawa would earn an eye-popping $5.27-billion from auctioning off the 700-MHz frequency – far more than analysts expected and making it the most profitable spectrum auction in Canadian history. Read More…

Vancouver Sun Blog | Court rules ISP to release names, addresses of subscribers linked to illegal downloading

Canadians who illegally download music, movies and other copyright material may no longer be able to hide from potential lawsuits . In a ground-breaking decision released Thursday by Canada’s Federal Court, the Internet Service Provider TekSavvy Solutions was ordered to release to Voltage Pictures LLC the names and addresses of more than 2,0000 Internet users suspected of pirating movies. Read More…

Globe and Mail | Frenzied auction raises stakes in Canada’s wireless war

Quebecor Inc. has made a $233-million play on Canada’s wireless industry – buying valuable wireless spectrum in the country’s four most populous provinces – though it is saying little about how it intends to use it. Read More…

Medium | Detecting Cyber Attacks: Why small and medium sized businesses should be concerned

Today, I write about the need for small and medium sized businesses to be concerned about detecting cyber attacks. I advise these businesses to add a detective layer of security — it is called “monitoring”.  Read More…

Government of Canada News Release | $5.27 billion generated from 700 MHz auction after 97 licences awarded to 8 Canadian companies

Consumers are the big winners following the conclusion of the 700 MHz spectrum auction. Industry Minister James Moore today announced that 97 licences have been awarded to 8 Canadian companies. A fourth wireless provider obtained spectrum in every region of the country, delivering on our government’s commitment to encourage more competition in Canada’s wireless industry. The total revenue generated from the 700 MHz auction is $5.27 billion, the highest return ever for a wireless auction in Canada. Read More…

 


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