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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 an edge computing data centre for university researchers to test those technologies. It comes after a multi-million dollar investment in September 2018 toward the initiative.  “With 5G at our doorstep, we’re focused on bringing together Canada’s brightest minds to research, incubate and commercialize applications that will transform the way we live and...

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 over five years, alongside contributions from some of the world’s largest communications companies, including Ericsson AB,  Ciena Inc., and IBM Corp. The project’s first test bed got up and running in July, and Wednesday’s announcement adds the use of the mmWave spectrum -- spectrum in the 30 GHz to 100 GHz range that will be used for 5G -- to the mix.  In...

CBSA moving data to Amazon cloud amid security concerns 

telecom | 08/13/2019 6:52 pm EDT

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is seeking assistance in moving...

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...

Competition Bureau adds new digital enforcement officer post

telecom | 07/02/2019 4:22 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has created a new chief digital enforcement officer position and has appointed George McDonald, currently a senior account leader at IBM Corp., to the role.  Effective...

Privacy group wants to help OPC form future guidelines

telecom | 06/10/2019 2:34 pm EDT

A new group made up of businesses and industry associations wants to help guide the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on issues including data de-identification and a reform of PIPEDA, according to documents obtained by The Wire Report. The 15-member Business Privacy...

OPC to consult ‘shortly’ on data transiting through foreign countries

telecom | 04/05/2019 1:13 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner considers personal data of Canadians...

Gov’t criticized by tech companies on cloud strategy for sensitive data

telecom | 04/03/2019 1:17 pm EDT

In the lead-up to a meeting with Amazon.com Inc., the government was...

ITAC pitching new ‘matchmaking’ innovation hub to gov’t

telecom | 01/09/2019 6:15 pm EST

Andre Leduc recalls introducing Microsoft Inc. Canada president Kevin...

New NAFTA allows Super Bowl simsub ahead of SCC review

Media | 10/01/2018 7:18 pm EDT

The new trade pact forged by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to replace the...

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...

Rogers Media Sales signs with weather, food brands

Media | 06/06/2017 4:26 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Tuesday its media sales division had signed two deals that “expand reach and deliver brand-safe, premium-content environments to advertisers.” In a press release, the company said the...

Dan Beer named You.i TV COO

Media | 08/19/2016 7:13 pm EDT

Burgeoning Ottawa-based TV app maker You.i TV has hired its first chief operating officer, the company announced this week. In a Tuesday press release, the company said Dan Beer’s appointment was made “in order to fuel the company’s continued rapid growth and...

What does the growth of video-game streaming mean for TV?

Media | 06/17/2016 5:32 pm EDT

Millions of people tuned into live broadcasts of the electronic entertainment expo (E3) this week on Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube and Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch.tv. It’s an event whose...