Articles By Tom Li

Distributel is the latest independent internet provider to increase prices

Following TekSavvy and Start.ca, Distributel became yet another independent internet service provider (ISP) to raise its subscription fees due to uncertainties around the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission's (CRTC) wholesale pricing. Distributel, which

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Start.ca raises internet prices as CRTC wholesale rate remains in limbo

London, Ontario-based internet provider Start.ca hiked its internet subscription costs yesterday in response to the recent changes to CRTC's wholesale internet rates. The company increased the cost of its internet packages for new

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Suspended CRTC wholesale internet price gets the nod from Bell, but reseller ISP warns of higher subscription costs

As the CRTC continues its internet wholesale rates review, suspending its proposed 2019 rate has caused one internet reseller to increase its prices. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED) Navdeep Bains recently

Published on: August 20th, 2020 Tom Li

COVID and staffing pressures forcing healthcare to double down on remote care

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed healthcare resources to the limits, including the availability of the healthcare staff. In addition, social distancing and self-isolation impede patients visiting their doctors in person. In a time

Published on: August 14th, 2020 Tom Li

NGMN whitepaper offers guidance on 5G sustainability

Next-generation 5G networks are not only set to enable faster speeds but also lower energy consumption, a key point linked to any operation. The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) alliance, an alliance between

Published on: August 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Three big moments in the tech giant antitrust probe

CEOs of four major tech companies stood before U.S. attorney generals from 48 states on Wednesday for a pivotal antitrust probe, so today’s episode is all about trust or the lack of thereof.

Published on: July 31st, 2020 Tom Li

Canadians’ reliance on internet has surged, and Facebook is the most toxic social media platform: CIRA report

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently published some data on Canada's internet usage and uncovered changing trends on Canada’s internet usage patterns and people's behaviour when working from home. CIRA tested internet

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Tom Li

Citrix and Microsoft hug tighter, extend their partnership

Microsoft and Citrix have signed a new multi-year agreement to reform the digital workspace transition, further elaborating on their long-standing partnership. Citrix specializes in digital workspace solutions that provide remote workspaces for users

Published on: July 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Tom’s Thoughts – What Canadians will be missing without the Microsoft Store

Ten years after it opened its doors in 2009, Microsoft recently announced that several Microsoft Stores are shutting down, including all seven in Canada, sparing just four as experience centres for its products.

Published on: July 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Canada launches digitally-connected business registration access

Canada today launched the Multi-jurisdictional Registry Access Service (MRAS), a service the connects 14 business registries across Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. Businesses are legally required to register with their province to

Published on: June 30th, 2020 Tom Li

BlackBerry QNX now in 175 million cars

BlackBerry says its QNX suite is now in 175 million cars, up from the 150 million it announced at CES this year. The BlackBerry QNX for automotive is a suite of embedded software

Published on: June 25th, 2020 Tom Li

Star chip engineer Jim Keller leaves Intel

Intel announced that Jim Keller, previously vice-president of Intel silicon engineering group, has left the company on June 11, citing personal reasons. Keller is a top expert in chip design. Prior to Intel,

Published on: June 11th, 2020 Tom Li

Ontario government to invest $150 million into rural area network development

The Ontario provincial government has announced a $150 million investment in providing reliable broadband and cellular services to rural communities as phase one of its $315 million Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and

Published on: June 4th, 2020 Tom Li

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou loses first challenge in extradition case

With files from Howard Solomon The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that the extradition process for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei chief financial officer and the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, will move

Published on: May 28th, 2020 Tom Li

Surface Laptop 3 15-inch (AMD) review: good, but not outstanding

Nestled within Microsoft's family of convertible tablet PCs, the Surface Laptop 3 continues to offer a grounded, traditional laptop experience. The new 15-inch display provides a more comfortable viewing experience, and still features

Published on: May 27th, 2020 Tom Li