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Luc Noiseux named Cogeco chief technology officer

Media | 08/23/2016 2:37 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. said Monday it appointed Luc Noiseux as the company’s new senior vice president and chief technology and strategy officer. Noiseux, whose appointment was effective Monday, joined the company from Accedian Networks, where he was vice president of research and development, Cogeco said in a press release. It also said Noiseux “has more than 20 years of broad experience in communications,” including “several senior research and development roles at Alcatel-Lucent.” In his new role, Noiseux “will be responsible for Cogeco’s...

Telus’ fibre-optic technology powers smart-home demo

Media | 10/01/2015 7:20 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Thursday it will be providing its fibre-optic network to connect and power a simulated smart home in Edmonton. It said in the press release that it has partnered with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Ericsson AB and Alcatel-Lucent to provide the technology for the 560-square-foot home, which resembles a small condo, in order to demonstrate the potential of what its technology can power. Some of the features that the demonstration will have are unlocking the home using facial recognition; a smart cooktop that will guide residents through a new recipe; a connected home office that includes an interactive touch table; and connected thermostats and lighting that can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet. “The Future Home imagines what will be possible when...

Verizon plans to test 5G next year

Media | 09/08/2015 2:27 pm EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it has created a roadmap to begin field trials for 5G wireless technology as early as 2016. The company said in a press release it is partnering with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericson AB,...

Wi-Lan buys patents for device chargers

telecom | 12/15/2014 5:35 pm EST

Wi-Lan Inc., an Ottawa-based licenser of technology patents, said Monday it has acquired a portfolio of patents related to power inversion, which is a technology used for chargers of cellphones, tablets and laptops. The company...

Bell Labs creates 10-Gbps connection on copper lines

telecom | 07/09/2014 5:29 pm EDT

Bell Labs, the research arm of French telecom hardware maker Alcatel-Lucent, announced on Wednesday that it has set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits per second over traditional copper telephone lines. In a press...

Firefox OS launches on phones in Spain

telecom | 07/02/2013 9:14 pm EDT

Free software group Mozilla, best known for the open source web browser Firefox, launched the Firefox OS mobile platform on devices in Spain. “Today, I’m thrilled to report that Firefox OS phones go on sale in less than a day in Spain, with other launches to follow,” Brendan Eich, chief technology officer at Mozilla, said in a blog...