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Don’t allow white space devices above 608 MHz, ISED hears

telecom | 02/22/2018 5:59 pm EST

Innovation Canada (ISED) is hearing from both telecoms and broadcasters that it should go ahead with its proposal to limit white space devices to bands below 608 MHz, though for very different reasons. The Radio Advisory Board of Canada, whose membership includes BCE Inc., Telus Corp., Rogers Communications Inc., CBC/Radio-Canada, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, noted in a submission that mobile service providers “believe that the 617-698 MHz band will be very important for commercial mobile services in Canada going forward and should be protected from potential...

Smart appliance shipments to grow tenfold by 2021: Juniper

telecom | 11/01/2016 8:37 pm EDT

In five years, the worldwide number of connected home appliance shipments will reach 202 million, compared to 17 million this year, according to Juniper Research Ltd. The study found that “with the additional cost of including basic connectivity now less than $10, hardware manufacturers would increasingly introduce the functionality into many mass market as well as high-end items including fridges, ovens and washing machines,” the U.K.-based company said in a Tuesday press release.   It ranked Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., General Electric...