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On 5G, Canadians eager in theory and slow in practice: Ericsson survey

telecom | 11/25/2022 4:42 pm EST

Canadians are eager to upgrade to 5G services in theory, but are slow to put it into practice, according to a new national survey released by Ericsson AB. The polling was done...

Rovi Guides infringement case against Bell, Ericsson companies will move ahead

Media | 07/05/2022 5:23 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an attempt by BCE Inc. and Ericsson AB to have a patent infringement case against them thrown out.  In a decision released last...

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors",...

Rogers and Ericsson combine for standalone 5G network

telecom | 03/28/2022 5:02 pm EDT

Monday Rogers Communications Inc. announced it was partnering with Ericsson AB on rolling out Canada’s first standalone 5G network. The Toronto-based telecom had earlier deployed the country’s first standalone 5G core and...

Ericsson takes over Vonage in US$6.2b deal

telecom | 11/22/2021 3:47 pm EST

Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson AB is buying Vonage Holdings Corp. for US$6.2 billion, the firms...

Xplornet expanding fibre network in Haldimand

telecom | 04/23/2021 8:35 pm EDT

Through its newly acquired fibre-based service provider Ocdotus Inc. — which operates as Metro Loop — Xplornet Communications Inc. is expanding its fibre network in Haldimand County, Ontario.  New Brunswick-based Xplornet...

Rogers, Fido customers facing wireless outage

telecom | 04/19/2021 6:06 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is in the midst of a wireless outage, with reports of service dropping early Monday morning.  “Some wireless customers are experiencing an intermittent service interruption for wireless voice and data services. Our team is working quickly to...

U.S. threatens to re-assess intelligence-sharing over Huawei

telecom | 06/05/2020 1:54 pm EDT

The United States State Department said that if Canada doesn’t ban...

Questions remain about Huawei gear as Bell, Telus pick Ericsson, Nokia 

telecom | 06/02/2020 6:03 pm EDT

On Tuesday, BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. announced new partnerships with...

Bell picks ‘first’ 5G vendor, says regulatory to affect buildout

telecom | 02/06/2020 5:25 pm EST

BCE Inc. will start building out its 5G network with equipment supplied by...

Videotron choses Samsung as partner for 5G

telecom | 12/13/2019 1:23 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Friday it has chosen Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as its equipment supplier for the deployment of LTE-A and 5G networks. “This partnership is the result of an extensive selection process to...

Rogers and UBC turn on 5G research campus

telecom | 11/05/2019 5:01 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and the University of British Columbia said they have powered the first fully-functional 5G “smart campus” to test applications for the next-generation network.  The campus includes 5G towers and...

5G & Huawei: An explainer

telecom | 10/29/2019 6:42 pm EDT

As the Liberals head back to Parliament following the Oct. 21 federal election, they’ll be returning to...

ENCQOR mmWave 5G service now available at Ottawa site

telecom | 10/24/2019 11:02 am EDT

The public-private partnership known as ENCQOR 5G has now made mmWave spectrum available to participants. ENCQOR 5G was first announced in 2018 as a 5G laboratory of sorts, funded by $400 million from the federal government...

Montreal 5G pilot project coming, Rogers wants in

telecom | 07/30/2019 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is lobbying the City of Montreal to be involved in the city’s 5G pilot...

ENCQOR test bed ‘up and running’

telecom | 07/04/2019 2:00 pm EDT

A wireless network announced last year that allows small- and medium-sized businesses to test 5G technology is now operational, according to a press release. The ENCQOR 5G test bed, part of a public-private partnership to foster 5G technology research in Ontario and Quebec, is the “first pre-commercial fifth-generation wireless network for open innovation in Canada,” the Ontario Centres of Excellence said in Wednesday’s release. The project received $400 million in funding from the federal, Quebec and Ontario governments, as well as five global communications companies --Ericsson...

Ericsson forecasts faster 5G rollout in updated report

telecom | 06/11/2019 5:20 pm EDT

A new report by Ericsson AB suggests an accelerated timeline for the...

ENCQOR posts 5G project call for 5 GHz whitespace tech

telecom | 03/14/2019 1:59 pm EDT

A public-private partnership has posted a call for project proposals to develop equipment that can make use of an inactive 5 GHz band for 5G technology. The notice for a whitespace project was...

Few internet giants weighed in to BTLR, submission list shows

telecom | 03/08/2019 4:13 pm EST

The panel in charge of reviewing the broadcasting and telecom acts received...

Samsung readying 5G PR blitz in Canada: internal comms

telecom | 02/21/2019 5:23 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is embarking this year on a massive...

Odds of Huawei ban have increased in recent months: analyst

telecom | 02/05/2019 4:26 pm EST

The likelihood Canada will ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from the country’s 5G networks has gone up in recent months, and if that happens, the deployment of those networks will be delayed, National Bank analyst Adam Shine said in a research note. “Plans...

By 2024, 1.5 billion people worldwide will have 5G subscriptions: Ericsson

telecom | 11/27/2018 7:47 pm EST

A new report by Ericsson AB projects that by the end of 2024, some 1.5 billion people worldwide will have 5G wireless internet subscriptions and about 40 per cent of the world’s population could...

Videotron losing its CEO as Brouillette announces departure

telecom | 10/16/2018 12:42 pm EDT

Manon Brouillette, who has been at the helm of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron for the past five years, is leaving the company in what National Bank...

Cogeco gigabit service expands in Ontario

telecom | 08/31/2018 3:36 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. has staked out parts of Ontario for a gigabit expansion that features its DOCSIS 3.1 technology, it said in a Friday release. The Montreal-based cable company announced the high-speed offerings will now be...

SaskTel now offers IPTV service

Media | 08/22/2018 5:58 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. (SaskTel) announced the launch of a new TV service using Ericsson AB’s MediaFirst-powered IPTV platform in a press release on Wednesday. Dubbed the maxTV Stream, according to the...

Cogeco bucks the cableco X1 trend with MediaFirst pick

telecom | 08/14/2018 6:28 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is going with MediaFirst for its first IPTV platform, a move...

Netflix has 75% of Canadian OTT market: report

telecom | 08/01/2018 4:15 pm EDT

Just under half of Canadians, or 47.2 per cent, use subscription over-the-top (OTT) services, according...

Rogers hints at gigabit LTE network availability

telecom | 04/16/2018 5:38 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. estimates its gigabit-speed LTE network will be available later this, or early next, year following 5G demonstrations at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Monday, according to an email from a company...

5G project gets $400M for grants, infrastructure and research centres

telecom | 03/20/2018 4:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A public-private partnership to foster 5G technology research in...

Bell, Telus sign on to Ericsson’s TV platform

Media | 01/19/2018 2:53 pm EST

BCE Inc. said Thursday it has signed a deal with Ericsson AB to use its TV platform, following a similar announcement from Telus Corp. in December. Bell has used Ericsson’s Mediaroom IPTV platform on its Fibe TV since 2010, Ericsson said in the release, and will now use...

5G specifications approved by 3GPP

telecom | 12/21/2017 11:39 am EST

In a statement on Twitter on Wednesday, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) announced the...

Mobile video viewing at 70%: Ericsson report

Media | 10/12/2017 1:27 pm EDT

Today, approximately 70 per cent of consumers watch TV and video content on their smartphone devices, double the number from 2012, according to the eighth edition of Ericsson AB’s annual ConsumerLab TV and Media report. The...

Telus almost hits gig speeds on LTE-A test

telecom | 09/27/2017 12:50 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has achieved nearly 1 Gbps speeds on LTE as part of a test, it said in a press...

Recent LTE advances could affect demand for 5G: experts

telecom | 09/08/2017 5:16 pm EDT

Even with an accelerated arrival date for the next generation of wireless...

Ericsson chairman Leif Johansson stepping down

telecom | 07/05/2017 3:28 pm EDT

Leif Johansson, chairman of the board at Ericsson AB, will not be available for re-election at the company’s next annual general meeting in 2018. Reflecting on the company’s “new, more focused, business strategy” after Börje Ekholm became CEO at the beginning...

VR users say it will change everyday activities: report

Media | 06/21/2017 5:09 pm EDT

Early adopters of virtual reality (VR) technology believe VR is poised to change pastimes like social networking and video viewing, though issues...

Videotron to open up 5G trial project to proposals

telecom | 06/21/2017 3:48 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron gave an update on the progress of a partnership focused on...

Rima Qureshi exits Ericsson

telecom | 05/15/2017 5:10 pm EDT

Rima Qureshi is leaving Ericsson AB as senior vice-president and head of market area North America, effective May 11. Qureshi is pursuing “another opportunity in the industry,” according to a Thursday press release. A profile page on...

Open 5GHz to HPODs before 2019: telecoms

Media | 04/04/2017 9:03 pm EDT

Canada should allow high-power and outdoor devices (HPODs) in the 5GHz band before the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19), Canada's major telecom companies said in comments to the Ministry of Innovation,...

5G to make up 0.2% of connections by 2021: Cisco

telecom | 02/08/2017 8:01 pm EST

Despite a projected 1,000-per-cent increase in 5G connections between 2020 and 2021, less than half a per cent of all devices and connections will have 5G capability in that same time period, according to a new Cisco Systems Inc....

Half a billion subscribers will be on 5G by 2022: Ericsson

telecom | 11/15/2016 10:27 pm EST

An Ericsson AB report is projecting that more than 550 million subscribers will be on 5G networks by 2022.   The latest Ericsson Mobility Report, released Tuesday, said that...

Ericsson, Rogers team up on water-quality monitoring project

telecom | 11/15/2016 6:27 pm EST

Ericsson AB and Rogers Communications Inc. are participating in a project to help monitor water quality in Ottawa, the companies said in a press release Tuesday. The pilot project...

Videotron announces testing as 5G gains momentum in Canada

telecom | 09/20/2016 9:46 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Tuesday it will begin to test 5G technologies as part of a new project, in a move that appears to be part of an increasing push...

5G key to future wireless profitability, Ericsson’s CTO says

telecom | 06/06/2016 6:03 pm EDT

TORONTO — With customers’ usage of data increasing exponentially, and carriers limited in how much they can charge for that data, telecoms will have to turn to 5G networks, Ericsson Canada’s Dragan Nerandzic said at the Canadian Telecom Summit Monday. “We believe our industry is at an inflection point. The reason why … is that revenue in the industry globally is not growing on an exponential curve, as the data consumption is. And of course, industry wants to stay profitable,” Nerandzic, the chief technology officer at Ericsson...

IoT device connections to surpass mobile phones by 2018: report

telecom | 06/01/2016 9:11 pm EDT

The majority of the 28 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2021 won’t be mobile phones, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. IoT devices are...

Bell’s claim FTTH investment at risk is ‘fear-mongering’: CNOC

telecom | 01/05/2016 9:48 pm EST

Small Internet service providers (ISPs) are asking the government to reject an appeal, filed by BCE Inc., of a CRTC decision that mandated access by smaller competitors to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)...

Ericsson renews contract with Eastlink for 3 years

telecom | 12/17/2015 3:31 pm EST

Ericsson AB announced Thursday that it has renewed its agreement with Eastlink to expand and upgrade its LTE and HSPA networks, as well as continue to be the exclusive supplier for radio access network equipment for another three...

Cellular data to grow 10 times by 2021: Ericsson

telecom | 11/16/2015 7:10 pm EST

The amount of data flowing through cellular networks, both in North America and around the world, will increase almost 10 times over the next six years as growth in smartphone adoption continues and video consumption becomes more...

Cisco, Ericsson team up to ‘create networks of the future’

Media | 11/09/2015 4:16 pm EST

Cisco Systems Inc. and Ericsson AB announced Monday they are combining efforts to develop networking technology in areas such as mobile, routing, cloud and data centres. The companies said in a news release that this represents "a global business and technology partnership to create the networks of the future." The release said the two technology giants will combine their efforts to accelerate the pace of technology development and provide "end-to-end leadership across network architectures including 5G, cloud, IP and the Internet of Things — from devices and sensors to access and core networks to the enterprise IT cloud." The partnership is expected to boost...

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...

Rogers, Bell start supporting WiFi calling

Media | 09/29/2015 8:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Roger Communications Inc. have begun supporting calls and texts over WiFi networks with the latest iPhone. "You can call and text wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection in places like basements, condos and tall...

Telus among first to use new Ericsson TV interface

Media | 09/10/2015 8:37 pm EDT

Ericsson AB announced on Thursday that its cloud-based TV platform, MediaFirst, is now commercially available to operators and content providers, noting that Telus Corp. will be utilizing the service to enhance service for its TV...

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,...

Data costs limit mobile-video consumption: Ericsson

Media | 09/03/2015 8:16 pm EDT

A new report from Ericsson AB shows that while people are increasingly consuming video on mobile devices, the cost of data limits many from taking advantage of what the technology makes possible. The report released Thursday from...

SaskTel announces M2M management portal

telecom | 06/24/2015 4:21 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Wednesday it has launched a machine-to-machine (M2M) management centre, which is an online portal for its business customers to control and monitor devices linked to an M2M...

Ericsson moving Montreal headquarters

telecom | 05/06/2015 3:41 pm EDT

Ericsson AB said in a press release Tuesday it is moving its Montreal-based research-and-development centre to a new location near the Trans-Canada Highway in the borough of Saint-Laurent. The press release added that the facility would house more than 1,700 employees. Ericsson Canada spokeswoman Patricia MacLean said in an email that this facility...

Ericsson completes TimelessMind purchase

telecom | 04/09/2015 1:56 pm EDT

Ericsson AB said Thursday it has completed its purchase of Mississauga, Ont. consulting and systems integration company TimelessMind. Ericsson said in a press release that the acquisition includes around 30 employees and consultants. TimelessMind, according to the release, specializes in “operations and business support” and the buyout...

Ericsson report finds one-third of consumers polled have or want wearables

Media | 03/11/2015 9:18 pm EDT

A new report from Ericsson AG suggests Apple Inc.’s upcoming Apple Watch could address a market that's far larger than what current wearable sales would indicate. In a worldwide study of more than 54,000 people, the technology maker examined the idea of the “quantified self,” in which individuals track their daily metrics such as calories consumed, steps taken or quality of sleep. Ericsson found that interest levels in wearables are much higher than actual use, and that...

Ericsson to purchase Ontario’s TimelessMind

telecom | 02/23/2015 5:11 pm EST

Ericsson AB said Friday it has reached an agreement to purchase TimelessMind Inc., a Mississauga, Ont.-based provider of technological services for the telecommunications sector. Ericsson said in a press release that with the purchase, expected to close before the end of June, the company will "gain access to a flexible, cloud-based intranet...

Bell to be part of M2M demo at Mobile World Congress

Media | 02/18/2015 4:23 pm EST

BCE Inc. will be among an international coalition of six telecommunications service providers demonstrating what it called a "revolutionary" new integrated platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications at next...

Unlicensed spectrum eyed for easing wireless capacity crunch

telecom | 01/09/2015 7:06 pm EST

As data consumption by smartphone users increases exponentially every year, wireless technology companies are looking to harness the unlicensed spectrum normally used for WiFi connections to improve...

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...

Ericsson, IBM working on 5G antennas

telecom | 11/24/2014 8:35 pm EST

Ericsson AB and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. announced Monday that they are working together researching antennas for the future era of 5G wireless communications. The companies said in a press release that they will collaborate on designing antennas that meet key demands of the next generation of wireless standards, often referred to as 5G. That includes higher data capacity and more connections as new services and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications grow. "Advanced antenna technologies are one of the key means that will be used to meet these requirements," the...