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Ottawa opens autonomous car test track

telecom | 10/13/2017 5:16 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, is now home to the first Canadian autonomous vehicle demonstration track on public roads with integrated municipal wireless infrastructure, representing an opportunity for communication companies to test their technologies in a real...

Ottawa council not backing CRTC’s FTTH ruling

telecom | 02/24/2016 8:45 pm EST

Unlike their municipal colleagues in Toronto, members of Ottawa's city council decided against formalizing their support for the CRTC's decision to mandate wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home networks (FTTH), which is currently facing an appeal to the federal cabinet by BCE Inc. During a Wednesday morning meeting, council voted 17-7 in opposition to a motion led by Couns. Jeff Leiper and Diane Deans that the City of Ottawa "support the CRTC's decision to require the sharing of fibre-optic networks between large and small competitors." Council's decision means the city remains aligned with Mayor Jim Watson, who registered his support for Bell's appeal with a letter during the comment period last year. Some councillors who spoke against the motion echoed...

NHL’s Senators partner with Huawei

Media | 11/17/2015 5:08 pm EST

The National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday it has partnered with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., making the Chinese equipment maker the club's "official smartphone supplier." Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who was visiting Huawei's research-and-development facilities on Tuesday, said in a news release issued by the...