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Mendicino and Champagne say cyber security bill protects infrastructure; NDP wants more reporting requirements

telecom | 06/15/2022 6:03 pm EDT

The two ministers responsible for the Act Respecting Cyber Security (ARCS) defended the legislation Tuesday while the Opposition worries they are letting companies hide cyber...

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 component will concentrate on telecommunications while the other focuses on telecom, transport, energy and finance. The legislation is called An Act Respecting Cyber...

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...

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 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...

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 pressed whether Canada should follow other Five Eyes allies and restrict the Chinese company’s technology. Communications Security Establishment (CSE) officials insisted Thursday afternoon that taking a "holistic" approach to ensuring security across “heterogeneous networks” is more important than the particular devices vendors are selling, comments that come amid an emerging political...

Bell standing by Huawei amidst security concerns

telecom | 09/12/2018 5:07 pm EDT

BCE Inc. head George Cope said Wednesday that his company is aware of concerns involving Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., though he didn’t indicate Bell has any plans to alter its use of technology from the Chinese telecom...

Freedom expands WiFi calling availability

Media | 06/11/2018 3:34 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile said more phones with Apple Inc.’s iOS and Alphabet...

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...

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...

Bell’s low-cost Lucky Mobile a hit with government

telecom | 12/01/2017 5:26 pm EST

BCE Inc’s move to open a low-cost, prepaid carrier is “well-timed” and positioned to support the...

Telus offering connected car device

telecom | 10/02/2017 3:39 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has become the second Canadian telecom to launch a service that allows customers to track...

Rogers intros connected car monitoring device

telecom | 07/19/2017 5:31 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has launched a device that allows users to monitor vehicle maintenance and...

Limited handsets a concern as Wind rebrands: analyst

Media | 11/21/2016 9:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Wind Mobile will be rebranded as Freedom Mobile and its LTE roll-out will come sooner than expected in two cities, the company’s CEO said Monday. The move comes despite some analyst...

AT&T announces first plug-in WiFi hotspot device for vehicles

Media | 09/08/2015 5:11 pm EDT

U.S. wireless carrier AT&T said Tuesday that it has partnered with ZTE Corp.’s U.S. division to offer the first plug-in vehicle WiFi hotspot device. The device, called ZTE Mobley, can be plugged into a car’s on-board diagnostics II port and once the vehicle is turned on it will power the device and create a WiFi connection, AT&T said in a press release. It also noted that ZTE Mobley is compatible with most vehicles 1996 and newer, and will allow up to five devices to...