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Bell to test AT&T software platform for wireless traffic management

telecom | 12/16/2016 9:41 pm EST

BCE Inc. has signed on to test a platform developed by AT&T Inc. that would allow it to carry more, and better manage, traffic on its network. The software — called ECOMP or Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy — was built to power AT&T's new network, Bell said in a Thursday release. Bell joins France-based Orange SA as the first telecom companies to test the platform. It works by “virtualizing the network...

Bell to be part of M2M demo at Mobile World Congress

Media | 02/18/2015 4:23 pm EST

BCE Inc. will be among an international coalition of six telecommunications service providers demonstrating what it called a "revolutionary" new integrated platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications at next month's Mobile World Congress. Bell said in a press release Wednesday that it is part of the Global M2M Association (GMA), along with Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange SA, TeliaSonera, SoftBank Corp. and Telecom Italia. Bell said the group will demonstrate at the conference in Barcelona its Multi-Domestic Service, which features an M2M platform provided by Ericsson AB...

Cogeco Cable looks to enter wireless market

telecom | 06/12/2014 8:30 pm EDT

Internet- and television-service provider Cogeco Cable Inc. is looking to enter the wireless market if the CRTC paves the way with new rules as part of its ongoing review of the wholesale wireless sector, the company’s...

France favours 3, not 4, wireless carriers

telecom | 05/16/2014 2:16 pm EDT

In contrast to the Canadian government’s efforts to help a fourth wireless carrier take hold across the country, the government in France is explicitly calling for a contraction in that country’s wireless sector to...

French carrier Orange, Competition Bureau intervene in wholesale review

telecom | 05/15/2014 3:04 pm EDT

Orange Horizons, an arm of French telecom giant Orange SA tasked with exploring new markets, said in a CRTC filing on Wednesday that it is taking a close look at the Canadian wireless market. Orange,...

Tough Canadian market for Orange without spectrum: analyst

telecom | 11/27/2013 8:35 pm EST

The way Orange SA is said to be considering entering the Canadian market—if indeed it does come at all—could limit the success the French telecom has in the Canadian wireless market. Troy Crandall, a media and telecom analyst with MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier, said Orange does seem interested in Canada,...