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Bell, Huawei test 5G tech for fixed wireless in rural Ontario

telecom | 02/27/2018 3:50 pm EST

BCE Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have successfully tested fixed wireless technology that uses Huawei's 5G tech in rural parts of Southwestern Ontario, according to a Tuesday press release. The trials were done in the Ontario communities of Orangeville, Feversham and Bethany using Huawei’s 5G technology in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands. That technology includes massive multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) antenna systems with eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive technology (8T8R). The tests involved a service the press release called "wireless to the home" that...

Bell launching mobile network for IoT in 2018

telecom | 06/01/2017 1:06 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said Thursday it will launch a new mobile network aimed at improving the use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The LTE-M network “improves the operating efficiency of IoT devices by enabling very low power consumption and better coverage in underground and other hard to reach locations,” Bell said in a press release. It added that it has already completed network trials and that it will launch in 2018. "LTE-M makes it possible to have many thousands of smart sensors collecting and sending data over a wider range and with better battery life than other connectivity...

Bell claims first launch of quad band LTE-A in North America

telecom | 04/20/2017 4:39 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said it is now the first carrier on the continent to have the capability of delivering quad band LTE-advanced service.  “Also known as 4-carrier aggregation, Quad Band...