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Beyond tractors: Farmers navigating the digital transition, and broadband barriers

telecom | 02/23/2024 2:35 pm EST

By Paul Park at ppark@thewirereport.ca  Technology is changing the family farm. Data silos are popping up along grain silos as farmers embrace new technologies to radically...

CRTC releases consult over its jurisdiction on small cell pole attachments

telecom | 02/05/2024 5:54 pm EST

The CRTC has issued a call for comments on the attachment of wireless facilities to support structures owned or controlled by incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) due to...

Ericsson and Telus extend 5G network nationally

telecom | 01/22/2024 12:42 pm EST

Ericsson AB and Telus Corp. have linked up to roll out a 5G standalone network, it was announced Monday....

SaskTel brings hyper-fast connectivity to Saskatchewan’s rural heartland

telecom | 01/17/2024 3:53 pm EST

SaskTel head office (screenshot via Google Maps).Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Wednesday the...

Rogers activates three new cell towers along B.C.’s Highway 16

telecom | 12/15/2023 2:49 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. has activated three...

OPINION: Hyperscale cloud is the key to unlocking 5G’s potential

telecom | 11/17/2023 5:30 pm EST

By Manish Singh, vice-president  and key account manager,  Google,...

SaskTel rolls out 5G coverage in Lloydminster and Meadow Lake 

telecom | 11/17/2023 4:45 pm EST

SaskTel head office (screenshot via Google Maps).Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. continues to roll out its 5G network across the province. The latest communities to receive the service are Lloydminster and Meadow Lake. Deployment began on Friday and should be completed by the end of the year. “We’re...

Rogers announces 5G connectivity in all TTC subway stations

telecom | 11/17/2023 4:33 pm EST

Rogers Communication Inc.’s 5G network is now available in all remaining...

Network upgrades and standards are needed to support Canadian public safety: Ericsson

telecom | 11/16/2023 12:12 pm EST

Public safety networks in Canada need to be...

Digital transformation and connectivity key to Canada’s climate goals: CTA

telecom | 10/03/2023 6:07 pm EDT

Digital transformation of Canadian businesses can play a fundamental role...

5G services launch in busiest parts of TTC

telecom | 10/02/2023 2:31 pm EDT

All passengers on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) subway system now have access to 5G services...

Feds and BC roll out broadband, Videotron expands footprint

telecom | 09/26/2023 4:12 pm EDT

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have joined together to...

SaskTel rolls out 5G to Saskatoon arena

telecom | 09/19/2023 2:23 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. has rolled out its 5G network to the SaskTel Centre in...

Eastlink and Nokia announce partnership

telecom | 08/18/2023 4:31 pm EDT

Bragg Communication Inc.'s  Eastlink and Nokia Corp. announced "a multi-year strategic, access network...

Telus says Rogers using pole access request to divert attention from TTC dispute

telecom | 07/14/2023 4:56 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. have been hurling verbal bombs...

Rogers request CRTC expeditiously order Bell and Telus to give it access to poles

telecom | 07/12/2023 5:22 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to mandate Telus Corp., BCE Inc. and its affiliates Bell MTS, Télébec, and Northwestel, to attach small cells to their poles,...

ISED issues regulations on airport 5G interference

telecom | 07/06/2023 4:07 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has set up rules around fixed and...

Up to aviation industry to protect airports from 5G interference, telecoms say

telecom | 06/12/2023 4:55 pm EDT

The airline industry must do more to protect its flights from 5G...

Ericsson and Eastlink extend 5G deal while Rogers slashes prices

telecom | 05/04/2023 5:16 pm EDT

Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson AB and Bragg Communications Inc.’s...

Federal government invests $470M in Ericsson facilities in Ontario and Quebec

telecom | 04/17/2023 3:20 pm EDT

The government of Canada announced Monday it was investing $470 million in...

SaskTel CEO retiring

telecom | 02/13/2023 5:47 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Co. announced the retirement of its president and CEO Doug Burnett. Burnett will be leaving at the end of May to early June, according to the Monday press release issued by its board of directors. “The board is extremely grateful for Doug’s leadership during his tenure as president and CEO of SaskTel,” said SaskTel board chair Grant Kook. “Doug is an exceptional leader with a track record for delivering on results year over year. We are thankful for Doug’s remarkable...

SaskTel rolls out 5G into rural communities

telecom | 01/30/2023 4:00 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday that it is expanding its 5G footprint into...

On 5G, Canadians eager in theory and slow in practice: Ericsson survey

telecom | 11/25/2022 4:42 pm EST

Canadians are eager to upgrade to 5G services in theory, but are slow to...

Feds invest $15 million to further EXFO’s 5G development

telecom | 10/31/2022 2:57 pm EDT

The federal government has granted EXFO Inc. $15.9 million for 5G...

Nokia expands Canadian facility, will create 340 new jobs

telecom | 10/17/2022 5:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Nokia Corp. announced Monday that it is planning to expand its...

SaskTel expands 5G service

telecom | 10/11/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is expanding its 5G services to the area around Moose Jaw in the province, the telecom announced Tuesday.  The service will...

Telus invests $23 billion in Ontario over four years

telecom | 07/05/2022 4:00 pm EDT

Telus Corp. unveiled a $23 billion investment in broadband and related technologies across Ontario...

ISED launches mmWave consultation

Media | 06/06/2022 5:21 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development has launched its consultation on the...

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors",...

Court dismisses Telus challenge to Quebecor set-aside acquisitions in 3,500 MHz auction

Media | 05/18/2022 3:27 pm EDT

A federal court judge has dismissed a challenge from BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. to Quebecor Inc.'s acquisitions of set-aside spectrum in British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba...

SaskTel rolling out 5G in Saskatoon, expanding in Regina

telecom | 03/10/2022 5:06 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is rolling out 5G in the City...

Telus, uOttawa launch 5G research partnership

telecom | 01/24/2022 4:02 pm EST

Telus Corp. and the University of Ottawa have announced a new partnership aimed at turning the...

5G and aviation: the Canadian context

telecom | 01/18/2022 5:28 pm EST

On Monday, executives of several U.S. airlines wrote to leadership of the Federal Aviation...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

Huawei decision coming “in weeks”, Champagne says; Opposition says no to telecom payouts

telecom | 12/14/2021 7:03 pm EST

OTTAWA – Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne says the government will announce a decision on the use of Huawei Technologies Ltd. equipment...

Samsung opens Regina office to work with SaskTel

telecom | 12/01/2021 3:11 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has opened a regional office in Regina to facilitate its work with...

Ericsson takes over Vonage in US$6.2b deal

telecom | 11/22/2021 3:47 pm EST

Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson AB is buying Vonage Holdings Corp. for US$6.2 billion, the firms...

TeraGo teams up with McMaster on 5G network

telecom | 11/08/2021 4:14 pm EST

TeraGo Inc. has entered into a partnership with McMaster University  to build and deploy a 5G millimeter...

Rogers expands 5G in 11 Quebec cities

telecom | 10/13/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. extended its 5G network in Quebec which now reaches more than 90 communities...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has...

Indigenous economic reconciliation needs path toward spectrum sovereignty: experts

Media | 09/30/2021 5:03 pm EDT

While the Canadian government is busy collecting $8.9 billion dollars from...

Telus expands networks in five B.C. communities 

telecom | 09/27/2021 1:52 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is expanding its 5G network in four British Columbia communities as part of its $13 billion...

Rogers expands 5G network in Nova Scotia

telecom | 09/23/2021 5:58 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has expanded its 5G network in the Halifax, N.S., region.  Rogers said in...

Xplornet announces rural 5G standalone network

telecom | 09/22/2021 3:12 pm EDT

New Brunswick-based rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications Inc. announced Wednesday it’s rolling out a rural 5G standalone network, starting with its home province and expanding over the coming months.  Xplornet, which bills itself as the leading...

Telus announces newly connected 5G regions in AB, QC

telecom | 09/08/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Telus Corp. Wednesday announced developments in a pair of projects aimed at rolling out higher speed wireless service.  The company announced it has rolled out its 5G network to Lethbridge and Sylvan Lake, Alberta, as part of...

Bell seeks to block Quebecor set-aside 3,500 MHz purchases 

telecom | 08/27/2021 2:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is going to court to stop Quebecor Inc. from purchasing valuable...

BREAKING: 3500 MHz auction nets $8.9B, $7.3B from incumbents

telecom | 07/29/2021 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian telecom companies -- and wireless service hopefuls -- have spent...

Bell expands Canadian 5G network; now offering 5G roaming in the United States

telecom | 07/21/2021 6:04 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has expanded its 5G network in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec and...

Telus expands 5G network to Quebec City

telecom | 07/20/2021 5:25 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has expanded its 5G network into Quebec City as part of a $38 million investment in infrastructure.  The company, which plans to spend $9 billion throughout the province through 2024, said Tuesday it will continue to expand its 5G network “leveraging multiple vendors” in 20 other communities in Quebec’s Capitale-Nationale region, including in Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Boischatel, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, and Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury.  In total, 157 communities in Quebec will have access to the network, and...

High spectrum costs could be driven by competition for set aside: analyst

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:32 pm EDT

Industry analysts are declining to speculate too much on what caused the...

Bell offering 5G service in Atlantic Canada

telecom | 06/29/2021 4:35 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is expanding its 5G network into Atlantic Canada, with service launching in Nova Scotia and...

Telus spending $26 billion in Ontario, Quebec

telecom | 05/17/2021 3:46 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is planning to spend a combined $26 billion on network connectivity in Ontario and Quebec...

Xplornet expanding fibre network in Haldimand

telecom | 04/23/2021 8:35 pm EDT

Through its newly acquired fibre-based service provider Ocdotus Inc. — which operates as Metro Loop — Xplornet Communications Inc. is expanding its fibre network in Haldimand County, Ontario.  New Brunswick-based Xplornet...

ENCQOR 5G, Ericsson deploy standalone 5G network

telecom | 04/14/2021 6:16 pm EDT

A public-private partnership on 5G technology research in Ontario and Quebec is deploying a  standalone (SA) end-to-end 5G network meaning it will no longer have to rely on 4G technology. ENCQOR 5G and Ericsson AB, one of its...

Feds investing $14 million in 5G development for oil, gas, and mining sectors

telecom | 04/09/2021 4:58 pm EDT

The federal government is investing $14 million in Redline Communications Group Inc. through its Strategic Innovation Fund for the company to produce “Industrial 5G” products for clients in the...

SaskTel chooses Samsung for 5G supplier

telecom | 03/15/2021 2:26 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. will be using Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as its primary supplier as the company builds out its own 5G network, the company announced Monday.  Samsung will be SaskTel’s sole...

Telesat needs proceeds from 3800 MHz to compete: CEO

telecom | 03/11/2021 6:11 pm EST

If Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada doesn't approve Telesat Holdings Inc.'s proposal to auction off spectrum it holds in the 3700-3900 MHz band, the company won't be able to compete with its competitors in the United States, the company's CEO told the...

Xplornet picks Ericsson for 5G

telecom | 12/08/2020 5:22 pm EST

Xplornet Communications Inc. will use technology from Ericsson AB in its next-generation network, the company said Tuesday.  Xplornet will begin rolling out its 5G fixed-wireless network in rural areas this summer, it said in...

Encourage 5G network investment to fight climate change: CWTA

telecom | 10/07/2020 5:48 pm EDT

Telecom industry group Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) released a report Wednesday outlining how deployment of 5G will help Canada meet its climate goals, linking the issue...

Rogers expands early 5G rollout

telecom | 09/01/2020 6:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. Tuesday announced a flurry of expansions to its 5G network, extending coverage to new cities and towns in British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.  In January, Rogers announced it was...

Experts say 5G will eventually deliver, but a speed boost for now

telecom | 06/29/2020 2:53 pm EDT

Experts are unanimous in saying Canada’s 5G networks will eventually...

Canada yet to make Huawei decision despite Chinese ‘pressure’

telecom | 06/22/2020 6:30 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has again refused to put a timeframe on when the federal government will decide whether Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment can be used in the...

Even as Bell removes its gear, Bell, Telus say Huawei still in play for 5G

telecom | 06/19/2020 11:42 am EDT

Both Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. still won’t rule out partnering with Huawei...

Bell partners with Western University for 5G research centre

telecom | 06/11/2020 5:08 pm EDT

Western University’s London campus will be transformed into a “living lab” as part of a partnership with BCE Inc. to test applications for the 5G network. Bell will spend $2.7 million on the...

U.S. threatens to re-assess intelligence-sharing over Huawei

telecom | 06/05/2020 1:54 pm EDT

The United States State Department said that if Canada doesn’t ban...

Telus silent on Scotiabank claim it hasn’t ruled out Huawei as 5G vendor

telecom | 06/03/2020 5:53 pm EDT

A day after announcing it would partner with Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB on...

Questions remain about Huawei gear as Bell, Telus pick Ericsson, Nokia 

telecom | 06/02/2020 6:03 pm EDT

On Tuesday, BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. announced new partnerships with...

Rogers, Quebecor ask CRTC to intervene in small cell dispute with Bell

telecom | 05/21/2020 4:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. have asked the CRTC to compel BCE Inc. to allow them to attach small cell technologies to Bell’s poles at rates set by the Support Structure Service...

5G monitoring same as for all wireless tech: Health Canada

telecom | 05/06/2020 3:16 pm EDT

Health Canada has responded to an MPs’ query about what steps it is...

Huawei’s COVID-19 donation won’t affect decisions: Trudeau

telecom | 04/07/2020 5:45 pm EDT

A decision to accept masks and respirators from Huawei Technologies Co....

Telus confirms it will use Huawei in ‘initial module’ of 5G rollout

telecom | 02/13/2020 8:29 pm EST

Telus Corp. will be using Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment in its initial 5G launch, the company said following a day in which the company’s CEO and CFO had seemingly...

Canada likely to follow U.K.’s template on Huawei decision: analyst

telecom | 01/28/2020 5:58 pm EST

The Liberal government will “inevitably” follow the U.K. in banning Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from the core of Canada’s 5G network, according to National Bank of Canada financial...

Telecoms deadlocked ahead of 5G rollout: analyst

telecom | 01/10/2020 5:32 pm EST

No major wireless provider stands out as most likely to benefit from Canada’s looming 5G network rollout, despite two players’ extensive combined wireline footline placing them on the “front foot”, RBC Capital Markets...

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...

Usual fault lines emerging ahead of 3.5 GHz auction

telecom | 12/05/2019 6:11 pm EST

A cap on the amount of 3.5 GHz spectrum any one company can hold in the upcoming auction is not, on its own, “sufficient” for smaller rural-based wireless internet service providers to compete, according to the trade group...

Blair says ‘no timeline’ on Huawei ban; Bains promises ‘more’ on prices

Media | 11/20/2019 1:51 pm EST

OTTAWA — New Public Safety Minister Bill Blair indicated Wednesday he is open to talking to telecoms about whether to ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd equipment from 5G...

Cablecos, Telus join Bell in petition to government on wholesale rate cut

telecom | 11/13/2019 1:03 pm EST

Wednesday saw a flurry of legal moves to overturn a CRTC decision that cut...

Rogers and UBC turn on 5G research campus

telecom | 11/05/2019 5:01 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and the University of British Columbia said they have powered the first fully-functional 5G “smart campus” to test applications for the next-generation network.  The campus includes 5G towers and...

Wholesale-based ISPs at a ‘critical’ crossroads: CNOC’s Stein

telecom | 11/05/2019 3:22 pm EST

TORONTO — Smaller, wholesale-based internet service providers may be...

Cell data tracking company continues lobby push, despite tough reception

telecom | 11/05/2019 11:44 am EST

A company that says its privacy-focused software app can tell employers...

5G & Huawei: An explainer

telecom | 10/29/2019 6:42 pm EDT

As the Liberals head back to Parliament following the Oct. 21 federal election, they’ll be returning to...

ENCQOR mmWave 5G service now available at Ottawa site

telecom | 10/24/2019 11:02 am EDT

The public-private partnership known as ENCQOR 5G has now made mmWave spectrum available to participants. ENCQOR 5G was first announced in 2018 as a 5G laboratory of sorts, funded by $400 million from the federal government...

Green Party platform: no anonymous social media, 5G rollout on hold

telecom | 09/16/2019 5:14 pm EDT

The Green Party election platform includes promises to ensure only...

Election 2019: watch for price caps, Netflix regs, Huawei ban

Media | 09/10/2019 12:03 pm EDT

Even before the federal election campaign officially kicked off, telecom...

Telecoms discussing CRTC wholesale rate appeal: Videotron chief

Media | 08/28/2019 4:23 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is in talks with other telecom companies about potentially appealing the CRTC’s new rates for wholesale internet service, CEO Jean-François Pruneau told The Wire Report. “We’re in discussions currently with our industry counterparts. The...

Telus warned gov’t of Huawei ban’s ‘far-reaching impacts’: secret docs

telecom | 08/27/2019 3:18 pm EDT

Telus Corp. told the federal government that prohibiting Huawei...

Montreal 5G pilot project coming, Rogers wants in

telecom | 07/30/2019 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is lobbying the City of Montreal to be involved in the city’s 5G pilot...

Freedom plans could drive big three back to subsidies: analysts

telecom | 07/26/2019 5:33 pm EDT

The launch of new plans from Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom will...

Rogers to launch 5G ‘innovation hub’ in Kitchener-Waterloo

telecom | 07/18/2019 4:29 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. Monday announced what it is calling a 5G “innovation lab” with the Waterloo-based Communitech.  “Our partnership with Communitech is part of our work to bring...

Opposition MPs frustrated with reported delay on Huawei decision

telecom | 07/16/2019 5:47 pm EDT

Conservative and NDP MPs criticized the Liberal government Tuesday for what appears to be a delay in announcing its decision about whether or not to allow Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s equipment to be used in Canada’s 5G networks.   Monday, after months of...

ENCQOR test bed ‘up and running’

telecom | 07/04/2019 2:00 pm EDT

A wireless network announced last year that allows small- and medium-sized businesses to test 5G technology is now operational, according to a press release. The ENCQOR 5G test bed, part of a public-private partnership to...

Few surprises in BTLR ‘what we heard’ report

Media | 06/26/2019 10:30 am EDT

The blue ribbon panel in charge of reviewing Canada’s communications legislation has released its...

Effect of 3.5 GHz clawback on rural broadband to vary across Canada

Media | 06/14/2019 5:03 pm EDT

In recent weeks, telecom issues haven’t escaped the increased rhetoric...

Rogers’ new no-data-overage plan a ‘necessary’ development: analyst

telecom | 06/12/2019 6:26 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s launch of a wireless plan that won’t...

Ericsson forecasts faster 5G rollout in updated report

telecom | 06/11/2019 5:20 pm EDT

A new report by Ericsson AB suggests an accelerated timeline for the...

3.5 GHz auction will mean a level playing field for 5G: ISED

Media | 06/05/2019 7:56 pm EDT

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Innovation Canada will give existing holders of 3.5...

Freedom open to network-sharing with Rogers, president says

telecom | 05/24/2019 6:09 pm EDT

As Shaw Communications Inc. continues to expand its Freedom Mobile brand, a...

Scheer promises Huawei 5G ban, but no info on what that means

telecom | 05/21/2019 5:17 pm EDT

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said last week he was in favour of a ban...

Gov’t aiming to release Huawei decision before election: Goodale

telecom | 05/01/2019 2:07 pm EDT

The federal government plans to issue its decision on whether to ban equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks before this year’s federal election. “We understand the importance and the urgency of the question,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters Tuesday. When asked whether the decision would be released before this year’s federal election, Goodale said “that is certainly my objective.” Goodale had previously refused to put a...