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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...

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", including Chinese telecom companies Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. from the country's 5G telecommunications systems. In addition, the government will also...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Networks coping, but future traffic impossible to predict

Media | 03/25/2020 5:48 pm EDT

Experts say Canada’s telecommunications networks are currently handling a spike in residential data consumption caused by the working from home surge, but a lack of certainty around how the COVID-19 pandemic will develop means it’s almost impossible to project whether...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Samsung readying 5G PR blitz in Canada: internal comms

telecom | 02/21/2019 5:23 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is embarking this year on a massive...

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...

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...

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...

Cellular search-and-rescue system RCAF’s domestic priority

telecom | 12/07/2018 9:35 am EST

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is currently testing radio technology mounted on search-and-rescue aircraft that communicates with mobile phones of lost or missing people in areas without cell coverage. The project is considered by officials to be its “highest...

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...

$26.4 million in rural internet funding announced for Sask.

telecom | 06/08/2018 6:26 pm EDT

The federal government and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding...

SaskTel’s microwave backhaul network getting an upgrade

telecom | 05/31/2018 5:16 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. (SaskTel) announced on...

Shaw touts 5G trial success

telecom | 05/22/2018 4:21 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said in a press release Tuesday that it has successfully completed its first 5G trial. The company said the tests, conducted with partners...

4G will continue to dominate global connects in 2025: GSMA

telecom | 02/28/2018 3:18 pm EST

Despite indications deployment of 5G is being accelerated, a report from GSMA says 4G connections will still dwarf those of 5G into 2025. The Mobile Economy 2018 report, released Tuesday, noted that two-thirds of mobile connections globally, excluding cellular Internet of Things (IOT), will be running on both 4G and 5G networks by 2025, though 4G will continue to make up the bulk.   Despite 5G continuing to make headway, it will only make up a projected 14 per cent of the world’s mobile connections by 2025, or 1.2 billion, while the older generation technology will make up 53 per...

Non-profit gives tech leg up to telecoms, smaller businesses

telecom | 07/28/2017 4:09 pm EDT

Canada’s big three wireless providers are now cooperating on a...

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...

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...

WhatsApp won’t be available on BlackBerry by end of year

Media | 02/29/2016 10:32 pm EST

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp will stop supporting its messenger app on most BlackBerry Inc. devices by the end of the year, the company said in a blog post Friday. Company...

Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent

telecom | 01/04/2016 9:49 pm EST

Nokia Corp. said Monday that it has won control of telecom-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA with almost 80 per cent of the company's outstanding shares tendered in response to Nokia's acquisition offer. Nokia said in a...

Wind to launch LTE by end of 2016 with new financing

telecom | 12/10/2015 10:46 pm EST

Wind Mobile is looking to make LTE service available to at least some of its customers by the end of next year, after announcing it has borrowed $425 million to help it do so. On Thursday, Wind issued a press release that...

Nokia shareholders approve Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

telecom | 12/02/2015 6:08 pm EST

Nokia Corp. said Wednesday that its shareholders have approved the company's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent SA. Nokia said in a press release that it has also received all necessary regulatory approvals earlier than...

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,...

‘Wireless’ concept extends to charging

Media | 08/28/2015 6:49 pm EDT

Wireless charging creates advantages beyond not having to use cords when refuelling mobile devices with electricity, according one British researcher, though a Canadian technology expert says widespread adoption of such technology is far from certain. James Moar, a research analyst with Juniper Research Ltd. in the United Kingdom, said in a phone interview that because wireless charging does not involve physical contact between the device and the source of power, it opens up possibilities for data transfers that can lead to a variety of new functions. "If it's in the context of, say, a coffee shop you've just gone into and you've plunked your phone down [on a wireless charger] and you're out of coffee or you've been sitting there for a good 50 minutes, the data...

Microsoft restructuring phone business, cuts jobs

Media | 07/08/2015 4:37 pm EDT

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it is cutting as many as 7,800 positions primarily as a result of restructuring its phone hardware business. The company said in a press release that this will result in a write-down of about $7.6...

Nokia confirms buyout of Alcatel-Lucent

Media | 04/15/2015 2:36 pm EDT

Nokia Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it will buy equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA in an all-stock transaction valued at 15.6 billion euros ($20.66 billion Cdn). Nokia's Rajeev Suri will remain as CEO of the combined company,...

Nokia in talks to take over Alcatel-Lucent

telecom | 04/14/2015 2:14 pm EDT

Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it is in “advanced discussions” about a takeover of Alcatel-Lucent SA, in a statement posted on the Finnish mobile equipment maker’s website. The “full combination” would be an offer from Nokia to buy the outstanding public shares of Alcatel-Lucent, the company said, but there is “no...

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs as it integrates Nokia unit

Media | 07/17/2014 2:00 pm EDT

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it is cutting 18,000 jobs, most of them related to integrating the cellphone division of Nokia Corp., the acquisition of which closed in April. In a letter to employees,...

Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition closes

telecom | 04/28/2014 7:32 pm EDT

Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release Friday that it has completed the acquisition of the Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business. Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and serve as executive vice-president of the Microsoft Devices Group, it said. When asked about the future of Nokia, Elop said in a live question-and-answer session, according to a transcript on Nokia’s website, was that “the Nokia brand is available to Microsoft to use for its mobile phones products for a period of time, but Nokia as a brand will not be used...

China approves Nokia-Microsoft cellphone sale

telecom | 04/09/2014 2:52 pm EDT

Nokia Corp. said Wednesday that authorities in China have approved its deal to sell Microsoft Corp. most of its devices-and-services business, which includes cellphones and patents. Nokia said it has now received the required...

BlackBerry makes BBM available for Windows, Nokia phones

Media | 02/24/2014 2:50 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. said Monday that its BBM instant-messaging service would become available to users of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phones and Nokia Corp.’s X smartphones. BlackBerry made the...