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Nokia expands Canadian facility, will create 340 new jobs

telecom | 10/17/2022 5:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Nokia Corp. announced Monday that it is planning to expand its operations in the nation’s capital, building a new research and development (R&D) facility on its Kanata campus. The move is expected to create 340 new jobs and additional co-op and internship...

China Mobile still seeking evidence from Gov. banning order

telecom | 08/03/2022 5:24 pm EDT

China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. is seeking to challenge a court decision allowing the federal government to keep secret certain materials it used in ordering the Chinese state-backed telecom company to vacate the country. In an application for judicial review...

Government introduces two-part cybersecurity bill

telecom | 06/14/2022 6:45 pm EDT

The government’s new cybersecurity bill, introduced on Tuesday, is taking a two-pronged approach. One...

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",...

Tories attack government over PHAC data tracking, Huawei delay

telecom | 02/02/2022 3:38 pm EST

Two Conservative MPs lambasted the Liberal government on Tuesday over data...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic seems to have resulted in Canada avoiding a dispute that roiled the American telecom market. On the last day of 2021, United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and the Federal Aviation...

Court denies China Mobile request for stay of Gov. order to vacate

telecom | 12/08/2021 10:49 am EST

A telecommunications provider owned by the Chinese government has lost its...

Conservatives call for complete ban on Huawei equipment in 5G rollout

telecom | 11/26/2021 11:51 am EST

The Conservative Party of Canada is renewing its call for an outright ban on deployment of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. gear when telecoms rollout their 5G networks. “Those who control the medium...

Redline Communications hires new CEO as it eyes LTE and 5G growth

telecom | 08/19/2021 12:54 pm EDT

Redline Communications Group Inc., a Markham-Ont.-based manufacturer of...

Xplornet picks Ericsson for 5G

telecom | 12/08/2020 5:22 pm EST

Xplornet Communications Inc. will use technology from Ericsson AB in its next-generation network, the company said Tuesday.  Xplornet will begin rolling out its 5G fixed-wireless network in rural areas this summer, it said in...

Even as Bell removes its gear, Bell, Telus say Huawei still in play for 5G

telecom | 06/19/2020 11:42 am EDT

Both Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. still won’t rule out partnering with Huawei...

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...

Telus silent on Scotiabank claim it hasn’t ruled out Huawei as 5G vendor

telecom | 06/03/2020 5:53 pm EDT

A day after announcing it would partner with Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB on...

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...

‘Public outreach’ needed for ‘progress’ on encryption backdoors: gov’t doc

telecom | 05/26/2020 11:42 am EDT

In order to make “progress” on the issue of access to encrypted communications, the federal government will have to reach out to the public and try to bring stakeholders...

Huawei’s COVID-19 donation won’t affect decisions: Trudeau

telecom | 04/07/2020 5:45 pm EDT

A decision to accept masks and respirators from Huawei Technologies Co....

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...

Canada likely to follow U.K.’s template on Huawei decision: analyst

telecom | 01/28/2020 5:58 pm EST

The Liberal government will “inevitably” follow the U.K. in banning Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from the core of Canada’s 5G network, according to National Bank of Canada financial...

As Parliament returns, Bains promises ‘plan’ for lower wireless prices

telecom | 01/23/2020 6:12 pm EST

When the House of Commons comes back after winter break next week, it will...

Telecoms deadlocked ahead of 5G rollout: analyst

telecom | 01/10/2020 5:32 pm EST

No major wireless provider stands out as most likely to benefit from Canada’s looming 5G network rollout, despite two players’ extensive combined wireline footline placing them on the “front foot”, RBC Capital Markets analyst Drew McReynolds says. In an annual overview of the telecom sector, McReynolds said Telus Corp. and BCE Inc.’s intention to continue their network sharing agreement to 5G, as well as their extensive fibre-to-the-home networks, placed them at a relative advantage, but each major provider had their strengths and weaknesses as they jostle to benefit from the 5G...

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...

Blair says ‘no timeline’ on Huawei ban; Bains promises ‘more’ on prices

Media | 11/20/2019 1:51 pm EST

OTTAWA — New Public Safety Minister Bill Blair indicated Wednesday he is...

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...

New public safety minister, wireless prices on agenda in Liberal minority

telecom | 10/22/2019 6:35 pm EDT

With the Liberal Party’s victory in the federal election Monday, its...

Bell and Rogers execs say change to MVNO rules unlikely

Media | 09/11/2019 11:10 am EDT

Whatever the outcome of next month’s federal election, there will be no...

Election 2019: watch for price caps, Netflix regs, Huawei ban

Media | 09/10/2019 12:03 pm EDT

Even before the federal election campaign officially kicked off, telecom...

Telecoms discussing CRTC wholesale rate appeal: Videotron chief

Media | 08/28/2019 4:23 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is in talks with other telecom companies about potentially appealing the CRTC’s new rates for wholesale internet service, CEO Jean-François Pruneau told The Wire Report. “We’re in discussions currently with our industry counterparts. The...

Telus warned gov’t of Huawei ban’s ‘far-reaching impacts’: secret docs

telecom | 08/27/2019 3:18 pm EDT

Telus Corp. told the federal government that prohibiting Huawei...

Any gov’t ban unlikely to affect Huawei partnership: Iristel

telecom | 07/22/2019 6:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — With the federal government’s decision on whether to ban...

Opposition MPs frustrated with reported delay on Huawei decision

telecom | 07/16/2019 5:47 pm EDT

Conservative and NDP MPs criticized the Liberal government Tuesday for what...

Gov’t aiming to release Huawei decision before election: Goodale

telecom | 05/01/2019 2:07 pm EDT

The federal government plans to issue its decision on whether to ban equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks before this year’s federal election. “We understand...

Gov’t should encourage Canadian 5G equipment: Public Safety notes

telecom | 04/01/2019 3:49 pm EDT

Amid security reviews of Canada’s 5G infrastructure lays an ‘opportunity’ for Canadian companies to enter the space and for the government to incentivize that emergence,...

Broadband Fund applications call expected for late spring or early summer

telecom | 03/27/2019 10:56 am EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC is looking at a “late spring, early summer”...

CWTA tells panel review MVNOs would hurt investment, rural access

telecom | 03/11/2019 2:20 pm EDT

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) took aim at mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in its submission to the ongoing review of Canada’s communications legislation....

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...

Huawei sues U.S. government over equipment ban

telecom | 03/07/2019 10:12 am EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is suing the U.S. federal government in a bid to overturn a federal ban...

Huawei promises jobs, R&D investment in Canada

telecom | 02/21/2019 2:32 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. held a rare press conference in Toronto Thursday to promote new...

Samsung to lobby on 5G ahead of Huawei decision

telecom | 02/19/2019 5:53 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has updated its lobby files to include discussions on 5G deployment...

Telus says it can manage a Huawei 5G ban after warning of costs, delay

telecom | 02/14/2019 10:58 am EST

The head of Telus Corp. says the company would be able to “adeptly”...

Financial hit of a Huawei 5G ban likely ‘non-material’ to Bell, Telus: Desjardins

telecom | 02/12/2019 4:18 pm EST

If the Canadian government eventually decides to ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks, the financial consequences suffered by Canada’s big telecom...

Maxime Bernier supports Huawei 5G ban ‘as soon as possible’

telecom | 02/06/2019 5:34 pm EST

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People's Party of Canada and former industry minister in the Harper government, says Justin Trudeau's Liberal government should...

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...

Majority of Canadians for banning Chinese investment in telecom amid Huawei row

telecom | 02/01/2019 3:57 pm EST

A strong majority of Canadians say the country should ban Chinese investment in “sensitive industries” like telecommunications, according to a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute that focuses on...

Devices ‘no less important’ in Huawei debate: computing professor

Media | 02/01/2019 8:08 am EST

OTTAWA — Debate about whether or not to ban Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s future 5G networks has focused largely on backbone infrastructure, but a professor of...

Huawei 5G decision ‘beyond weeks’ away: Goodale

telecom | 01/29/2019 4:04 pm EST

The federal government’s sweeping security review that’s examining whether to ban Chinese telecom...

US files charges against Huawei in two cases

telecom | 01/28/2019 6:49 pm EST

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a highly-anticipated criminal case against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Monday, issuing a spate of charges against the company, two affiliates and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, along with several other unnamed individuals -- and followed that up with a second equally-staggering case in another U.S. district court. One unsealed indictment makes public 13 charges filed against the global telecom giant and Meng, including allegations of bank and wire fraud stemming from millions of dollars in transactions that violated sanctions against Iran....

Canada investing $40M in Nokia partnership

telecom | 01/25/2019 1:56 pm EST

The federal government will give Nokia Corp. up to $40 million for a number of the company’s projects...

Telecoms look to overcome passive problems at 5G conference

telecom | 01/24/2019 1:34 pm EST

OTTAWA — Conflicting municipal 5G policies. Bureaucratic exhaustion from...

Scott Bradley leaves Huawei

telecom | 01/11/2019 5:04 pm EST

Scott Bradley, vice-president of corporate affairs at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s Canadian division, has left the company. Bradley had been with Huawei for eight...

Most Canadians would support a Huawei 5G ban: poll

telecom | 01/09/2019 3:03 pm EST

Roughly half of Canadians support banning Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd from Canada’s 5G networks but more than a quarter have yet to make up their minds on the issue, according to a Globe and Mail/Nanos Research poll. Eighteen...

Top telecom and media stories to watch for in 2019

Media | 12/21/2018 5:46 pm EST

As the new year begins, the months ahead promise a new spectrum auction, new CRTC announcements on...

Huawei 5G decision won’t be made based on politics: Trudeau

telecom | 12/19/2018 5:14 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will rely on expert...

Huawei 5G ban likely ‘manageable’ for telecoms: analyst

telecom | 12/14/2018 4:38 pm EST

A ban on technology from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in Canada’s...

China protests arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada

telecom | 12/06/2018 1:28 pm EST

The Chinese embassy in Canada is demanding the release of telecom Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (Sabrina Meng), who was arrested in Canada last weekend and faces extradition to the U.S....

CSE has worked with nearly all wireless providers on cybersecurity

telecom | 11/02/2018 5:15 pm EDT

The Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) says it has worked with 31 Canadian wireless providers “to help mitigate the risk of cyber espionage and network disruption through the exploitation of supply chain vulnerabilities in the current 3G/4G/LTE environment.” It said in a new fact sheet posted to its website that those 31 telecoms represent “over 99% of the Canadian mobile market.” “Annual evaluations of [telecom providers’] architectures have shown year-over-year...

U.S. senators warn Trudeau against Huawei involvement in 5G

telecom | 10/12/2018 1:02 pm EDT

Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee are prodding the Canadian government to block Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd from Canada’s next generation network infrastructure, warning it might...

CSE defends network security as Tories press on Huawei concerns

telecom | 09/20/2018 8:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Officials from Canada’s cyber-spy agency defended the security of Canada’s telecommunications systems and allowing Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd equipment to operate on them, as MPs...

Rogers setting up 5G hub with UBC

Media | 09/20/2018 4:19 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and the University of British Columbia are joining forces on a multi-million dollar venture to build out a 5G hub on the university’s campus over the next three years. The telecom said in a...

Ottawa conducting security tests on Huawei equipment: report

Media | 09/07/2018 4:04 pm EDT

The federal government has quietly been testing the security of communications equipment used by Chinese-owned telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., The Globe and Mail reported...

Bains mum on if telecom concerns led to Aecon takeover denial

telecom | 05/24/2018 5:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains wouldn’t say Thursday whether concerns about the security of telecom networks played a part in the reason the federal government decided to block the acquisition of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese company. The government...

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...

Huawei concerns raised in Parliament

Media | 03/21/2018 4:52 pm EDT

The issue of whether a Chinese telecom equipment maker poses a security threat by operating in Canada is...

New promise for fixed wireless, as telecoms incorporate LTE, 5G

telecom | 03/15/2018 2:12 pm EDT

Advances in fixed wireless technology could make it a more viable option...

Citing nat’l security, Trump blocks attempted Qualcomm takeover

telecom | 03/13/2018 4:54 pm EDT

Microchip producer Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. was blocked Monday via an executive order by United States president Donald Trump. The order referred to...

Bell, Huawei test 5G tech for fixed wireless in rural Ontario

telecom | 02/27/2018 3:50 pm EST

BCE Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have successfully tested fixed wireless technology that uses Huawei's 5G tech in rural parts of Southwestern Ontario, according to a Tuesday press release....

Worldwide smartphone sales dip in Q4: Gartner

telecom | 02/22/2018 2:13 pm EST

Global smartphones saw a year-over-year decline in sales for the first time in the fourth quarter due to...

U.S. IC chiefs issue warning against Huawei, ZTE devices

telecom | 02/16/2018 5:43 pm EST

The United States Senate Intelligence Committee heard from six high-ranking...

Huawei to join CENGN

telecom | 12/01/2017 12:11 pm EST

Kanata-based Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) has announced that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is the newest member of the research group, according to...

Telus hits gig speeds in Vancouver small-cell demo

telecom | 11/16/2017 2:18 pm EST

A diagram of how Huawei's LampSite could be deployed in an office building.Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Telus Corp. said in a press release Thursday they achieved over 1 Gbps of throughput during indoor and outdoor tests at their TechCity 5G Living Lab in downtown Vancouver using small-cell technologies. In a live-testing environment, the...

Bell launches first pilot project on LTE-M network

telecom | 11/10/2017 4:25 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s first pilot project to run on its recently-announced LTE-M network will power the internet...

Huawei to invest $2.5 million in UBC research

telecom | 10/13/2017 2:03 pm EDT

In an announcement on Friday, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said it is partnering with the University of...

IoT growing in agriculture, despite rural broadband challenges

telecom | 08/24/2017 4:44 pm EDT

Internet of things (IoT) technology is transforming how many Canadian farms...

Telus successfully tests 5G connection

telecom | 06/23/2017 1:58 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said in a Friday press release they have accomplished a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform. The companies said it’s “one of the most...

Huawei invests $2.45M in research at Polytechnique Montréal

Media | 02/10/2017 8:10 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. announced Friday the creation of the NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies at Polytechnique Montréal. Huawei will contribute $2.45 million, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will contribute the same amount, while Huawei “will also add a significant amount of in-kind contributions,” according to a press release. “These investments will help Polytechnique grow its current research and education efforts in the field of information...

Canadians must be swayed first for gov’t to get on board 5G: panel

telecom | 11/30/2016 12:44 am EST

OTTAWA — Canadians need to see the value of, and get behind, 5G technologies before politicians can be persuaded to take action on helping launch the technology on a broad scale, a...

Telus, Huawei closer to 5G with network deployment

telecom | 11/23/2016 7:39 pm EST

Telus Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., who have been collaborating to help develop 5G technology, said they have achieved another step toward its deployment.  Calling it “one of the key building blocks...

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,...

5G trials reach nearly 30 Gbps: Telus

telecom | 10/04/2016 4:44 pm EDT

New 5G tests by Telus Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. revealed that the next generation of wireless technology has hit speeds that are 200 times faster than the current LTE standard. The speed tests,...

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...

Telecoms need to be ‘proactive’ with video development: report

Media | 08/30/2016 4:39 pm EDT

Telecom service providers should look towards improving video quality across their networks if they want to increase customer loyalty, according to a new joint report from Huawei Technologies Co....

Asian makers carry Q2 phone sales: Gartner

telecom | 08/18/2016 4:50 pm EDT

Asian mobile phone manufacturers helped drive global smartphone sales to a 4.3 per cent year-over-year increase in the second quarter of 2016, despite slowing overall sales, according to data released by Gartner...

First Canadian 5G trial wraps up

telecom | 07/29/2016 2:56 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Nokia Corp. have completed a trial of 5G technology, which they say is the first such initiative in Canada. “Conducted at Bell's Wireless Innovation Centre in Mississauga, the trial...

Huawei boosting investment in 5G research

Media | 03/09/2016 8:46 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. announced Tuesday it is increasing the amount it will invest in 5G research. Huawei is planning to invest up to $303 million over the next five years to be put towards 5G-related research initiatives, it said in a press release. That’s an increase from the $210 million it announced it would invest in November. The press releases added that the new money will be used to hire 250 individuals working in research and development, on top of the 325 jobs Huawei said would be created by its initial investment. The initiative is part of a partnership with the...

SaskTel partners with University of Regina to deploy wireless technology

Media | 01/11/2016 2:49 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday it has partnered with the University of Regina to deploy new wireless technology manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. It said in...

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)...

Global smartphone sales up 15.5% in Q3: Gartner

Media | 11/18/2015 3:25 pm EST

Demand for affordable devices helped global sales of smartphones hit 353 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 15.5 per cent from the same period a year earlier, Gartner Inc. said Wednesday.  The research company said in a press release that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. “refreshed its flagship devices,” in order to address...

NHL’s Senators partner with Huawei

Media | 11/17/2015 5:08 pm EST

The National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday it has partnered with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., making the Chinese equipment maker the club's "official smartphone supplier." Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who was visiting Huawei's research-and-development facilities on Tuesday, said in a news release issued by the...

Huawei, Telus to create 5G lab in Vancouver

Media | 11/06/2015 2:42 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said Friday that it has partnered with Telus Corp. to create a lab to help develop 5G technology. It said in a press release that the project, called the 5G Living Lab, will design, test and deploy new technology in order to “deliver a next-generation converged fibre-wireless network in downtown Vancouver.” “Working with Huawei, our efforts will lay the groundwork for delivering a converged fibre-wireless network with the potential to deliver dramatically faster wireless speeds, thereby improving citizens’ lives and generating significant...

SaskTel expands wireless service in northern Saskatchewan

telecom | 09/24/2015 7:17 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Thursday two new cell towers serving the communities of Wollaston Lake and Fond-du-Lac First Nation, both located in northern Saskatchewan, are...

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,...

5G revenue predicted to surge between 2020 and 2025

Media | 08/05/2015 4:05 pm EDT

Global service revenue from 5G wireless connections will skyrocket from $100 million US in 2020 to $65 billion US in 2025, Juniper Research Ltd. said Wednesday. The British research company said in a press release that 2020 is...

ITU defines roadmap to 5G

telecom | 06/22/2015 3:37 pm EDT

The United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the intergovernmental body that is responsible for establishing worldwide standards of communication systems, announced Friday it has defined a roadmap for 5G mobile network development. It said in a press release that it has...

Prepare for 5G, says Huawei Canada boss

Media | 05/28/2015 10:45 am EDT

The president of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.'s Canadian unit is calling for policy-makers, businesses and academics in Canada to come together and help prepare the country for the coming of 5G networking technology. At a...

Chinese smartphone market shrank: IDC

telecom | 05/11/2015 6:10 pm EDT

The Chinese smartphone market shrank in this year's first quarter, technology research company International Data Corp. said Monday. IDC said in a press release that smartphone shipments in China were down four per cent from...

Global smartphones sales exceeded one billion in 2014: Gartner

telecom | 03/03/2015 3:41 pm EST

Technology research company Gartner Inc. said Tuesday that annual smartphone sales surpassed one billion for the first time in 2014. The company said in a press release that mobile-phone...

Telecoms said intercept capabilities would be standard: Geist

telecom | 12/12/2014 8:23 pm EST

Canadian telecom service providers told the government that surveillance capabilities would soon become a normal feature of their networks, according to an Ottawa academic. Quoting documents obtained...

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...