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Companies seeking injunction for Bell’s IPTV technology

telecom | 06/20/2016 9:08 pm EDT

Whether a patent encompasses technology used by BCE Inc.’s IPTV service will be a central issue as a patent case two-plus years in the making gets its date in court Tuesday.   The Federal Court in Toronto was scheduled to hear the patent infringement case brought against Bell, and its Atlantic Canada arm Bell Aliant, by television providers MediaTube Corp. and NorthVu Inc. The statement of claim was initially filed on April 23, 2013. At issue is patent 477, which the plaintiffs allege to be theirs and under use by Bell in its IPTV products. The system...

Canadian smartphone data to grow five times by 2020: Ericsson

Media | 06/03/2015 2:20 pm EDT

The new Mobility Report published Wednesday by Ericsson predicted that Canadian smartphone data usage will grow five times between 2014 and 2020, the company said in a press release. Ericsson said that average usage per smartphone user in North America will increase from 2.4 GB a month currently to 14 GB by 2020. Globally, it said smartphone subscriptions will more than double to 6.1 billion by 2020, accounting for 70 per cent of the world's population. “This immense growth in advanced mobile technology and data usage, driven by a surge in mobile connectivity and smartphone...

Carriers finally have ‘will’ for VoLTE: analyst

telecom | 06/23/2014 6:26 pm EDT

After years of dragging their feet, carriers finally have “the will” to adopt the latest in wireless technology that will allow them to ditch their old networks once and for all, according to Nordicity analyst Stephan...

Ericsson, Telus sign deal for IMS technology

telecom | 11/28/2013 5:37 pm EST

Ericsson said Thursday it has signed a deal with Telus Corp. to develop and install an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) for Telus’ network, which is its says will be the “foundation” for communications services over LTE and other network connections. Ericsson said IMS will enable Telus to offer its customers advanced services such as...

Global smartphone subs to triple by 2019: report

telecom | 11/11/2013 9:58 pm EST

Global mobile subscriptions will reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and of those, 5.6 billion will be smartphone subscriptions, a new report by Ericsson said. Currently, there are 1.9 billion smartphone subscriptions, according to the data. Smartphones currently make up 25 to 30 per cent of mobile subscriptions, though they accounted for 55 per cent of all...

Ericsson to build Quebec ITC centre

telecom | 06/04/2013 7:42 pm EDT

Ericsson will build a global information and communications technology centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., the company said Monday. In a release, Ericsson said the new, 40,000-square-meter facility, will be used for research and development of next-generation technologies and cloud-based services. Ericsson currently has research and development hubs in...