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5G key to future wireless profitability, Ericsson’s CTO says

telecom | 06/06/2016 6:03 pm EDT

TORONTO — With customers’ usage of data increasing exponentially, and carriers limited in how much they can charge for that data, telecoms will have to turn to 5G networks, Ericsson Canada’s Dragan Nerandzic said at the Canadian Telecom Summit Monday. “We believe our industry is at an inflection point. The reason why … is that revenue in the industry globally is not growing on an exponential curve, as the data consumption is. And of course, industry wants to stay profitable,” Nerandzic, the chief technology officer at Ericsson...

Rogers, Bell start supporting WiFi calling

telecom | 09/29/2015 8:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Roger Communications Inc. have begun supporting calls and texts over WiFi networks with the latest iPhone. "You can call and text wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection in places like basements, condos and tall buildings — places where you may have had trouble getting reception before," Rogers says on its website. Bell says on its website: "Wi-Fi Calling lets you expand your mobile coverage in locations across Canada where you may not have cell reception." WiFi calling is available for Bell mobile customers with plans that include unlimited in-Canada...

New technology promises to do more with less spectrum

telecom | 08/27/2014 8:28 pm EDT

A new technology that is part of the next generation of LTE could help wireless carriers more than double the speed of their networks and make the most out of their limited spectrum holdings. Each spectrum band, be it PCS, AWS or...

Carriers finally have ‘will’ for VoLTE: analyst

telecom | 06/23/2014 6:26 pm EDT

After years of dragging their feet, carriers finally have “the will” to adopt the latest in wireless technology that will allow them to ditch their old networks once and for all, according to Nordicity analyst Stephan...