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Huawei declined to make Google Pixel: report

telecom | 11/16/2016 9:51 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. refused to make Alphabet Inc.’s new phone because the phone wouldn’t have featured Huawei’s own brand, according to a Monday Forbes report.   Colin Giles, Huawei’s vice-president of the consumer business group, said Google wanted exclusive branding on its new phone and that Huawei was not willing to make phones that didn’t promote its own brand, according to the article. Google has since enlisted HTC Corp. to make the Pixel, the report added. Although the company’s Android operating system dominates...

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 Meyer. Canadian carriers only use the latest wireless technology, LTE, to carry text messages and data, while routing phone calls through their older CDMA or HSPA networks. The adoption of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology means carriers can finally begin to move away from those older networks, freeing up spectrum and letting new kinds of mobile services flourish,...

CIBC payment app available for Bell wireless customers

Media | 06/18/2014 4:27 pm EDT

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and BCE Inc. on Wednesday said that CIBC's mobile payment app will be available in the coming weeks for certain mobile phones on the Bell network. In a joint...