Speaking at DemoCamp17

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I have just been informed by reliable sources, that I will be speaking at DemoCamp17 on Monday on the subject of “The State of Wireless in Canada Sucks presented by Tom Purves“.

I’ll be giving a 5 minute speed/ignite presentation. Between now and then, I’ll do what I can to pack as much entertainment value for your money. Expect a few surprises and. a few. things. sadly. not. surprising. at all. anymore.

Did you think Wireless in Canada wasn’t so great maybe?

Did you think it was going to get better?

Expect new charts, expect pictures, expect ranting. Maybe you’ll laugh, maybe cry, at the worst expect me to last no more than (exactly) 5 minutes and then I’m off the stage, the program will be done, and you can go drink beer.

Here’s my plug however, if you aren’t already (what’s wrong with you?), get subscribed to WirelessNorth.ca for all the ongoing coverage, the sucking, the sparks of awesomeness where we find them, blow-by-blow spectrum auction scoops and otherwise.

enjoy!

  • have fun.

    sadly wont be going.

  • have fun.

    sadly wont be going.

  • fantastic presentation at democamp the other day!

    nice standing ovations! ;

  • J-P

    I caught you at DemoCamp yesterday. I was quite prod to realize that it was a local Torontoian who had published that graph on wireless rates around the world I saw everywhere last summer. I find Canada’s postion a bit ironic given that we were a leader in wireless communication back in the 1950s when were built the cross country microwave network.

  • J-P

    I caught you at DemoCamp yesterday. I was quite prod to realize that it was a local Torontoian who had published that graph on wireless rates around the world I saw everywhere last summer. I find Canada’s postion a bit ironic given that we were a leader in wireless communication back in the 1950s when were built the cross country microwave network.

  • I would have loved to see the presentation – slides, please. 🙂 One day we’ll have data rates that don’t make us cry….

  • I would have loved to see the presentation – slides, please. 🙂 One day we’ll have data rates that don’t make us cry….

  • Roaming users are a big cash cow for the carriers, esp Rogers as they have the GSM monopoly. Rogers typically charges 5cents/Kb or 50/MB for foreigners roaming on data in canada, and 50/MB for canadians roaming in the US or elsewhere (far far in excess of what the foreign carriers charge Rogers).

    This is why a lot of canadian business users who travel a lot have close to $1000 /month blackberry bills (PER BLACKBERRY).

    Talk about a gruesome tax on anyone trying to grow a global business in Canada.

    Not good for Canada’s long term prosperity.

  • Roaming users are a big cash cow for the carriers, esp Rogers as they have the GSM monopoly. Rogers typically charges 5cents/Kb or 50/MB for foreigners roaming on data in canada, and 50/MB for canadians roaming in the US or elsewhere (far far in excess of what the foreign carriers charge Rogers).

    This is why a lot of canadian business users who travel a lot have close to $1000 /month blackberry bills (PER BLACKBERRY).

    Talk about a gruesome tax on anyone trying to grow a global business in Canada.

    Not good for Canada’s long term prosperity.

  • fantastic presentation at democamp the other day!

    nice standing ovations! ;