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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 Peesker to a Montreal-based astrophysicist with a social media analytics company. The impromptu meeting at a cybersecurity event last year was intended to get Claude Théoret’s Nexalogy, which...

Verizon to offer Samsung 5G phones in U.S. next year

telecom | 12/03/2018 1:18 pm EST

U.S. telecom Verizon Communications Inc. plans to have device manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co.’s 5G-compatible smartphones in the U.S. market within the first half of next year, the two companies announced Monday. That would appear to give Samsung a jump on Apple Inc. for early 5G customers by about a year. Apple is holding off until at least 2020 before offering a 5G iPhone, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans. Verizon and Samsung are going to unveil a prototype for the new 5G phone at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in...

5G still in ‘hype cycle,’ WiFi to drive home connectivity for a while: Intel

telecom | 11/07/2018 1:35 pm EST

TORONTO — It will be a long time before the home network is replaced by...

Next gen WiFi to bolster connected homes, open space connectivity

telecom | 03/27/2018 6:39 pm EDT

GATINEAU — The next generation of WiFi will incorporate LTE technology...

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,...

Apple gathers support in FBI dispute

telecom | 03/04/2016 9:14 pm EST

Major tech companies have filed documents with the U.S. courts in support of Apple Inc.'s position against creating a workaround for investigators to access encrypted information on an iPhone connected with the Dec. 2 attack...

‘No such thing as net neutrality’ with IoT: technology expert

Media | 10/20/2015 6:21 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Concern about the equal treatment of all data transmitted over the Internet is going to have to take a backseat with the Internet of Things (IoT), a California-based technology-security expert said at the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) in Ottawa on Tuesday. Tyson Macaulay, chief technology officer with Intel Corp.'s telecommunications security division, said during a panel discussion about the IoT: "On the IoT, there's no such thing as net neutrality. ... Your email is simply not as important as a voice call from a health-monitoring system for an elderly person. Or your track-of-control information related to your car that's moving...

Major tech companies form new-media consortium

Media | 09/01/2015 5:57 pm EDT

Seven technology companies announced on Tuesday a new alliance to develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies to meet demand for better video, audio, imagery and streaming quality across all platforms and...

Apple unveils new iPads, iMac

Media | 10/16/2014 7:26 pm EDT

Apple Inc. announced new versions of its iPad tablets on Thursday, as well as updated versions of its desktop computers, at a Cupertino, Calif., press event. The new 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than the previous...

Tech giants pick sides as battle for IoT protocol unfolds

Media | 08/18/2014 9:16 pm EDT

Some of the largest software and hardware makers in the world, including Microsoft Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Intel Corp., are choosing sides in a battle over...

Verizon to buy Intel’s cloud-TV division

Media | 01/21/2014 7:12 pm EST

Verizon Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has reached a deal to purchase Intel Corp.’s Intel Media division, which is focused on developing cloud-television products and services. Terms of the transaction were not...