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‘Real’ 5G coming in 2020: Telus CFO

telecom | 03/20/2019 6:17 pm EDT

Parts of Canada will see “real 5G,” as opposed to just trials, by late 2020, Telus Corp.’s chief financial officer Doug French told an investors’ conference Wednesday. That will only be possible after the conclusion of the 3.5 GHz spectrum auction, slated for 2020, he said. “You can do some pilots in certain areas with the current spectrum you have, but it's not going to be broadly spread,’ French said at the conference, hosted by Desjardins.  French noted, according to a transcript, that the exact timing and rules for that auction have yet to be announced. Telus has...

Bell partners with Ford on built-in wireless service for cars

telecom | 10/18/2018 5:37 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said Thursday it will be the first Canadian telecom to offer built-in wireless service for cars. It said in a press release the service “features a dedicated external antenna, supports up to 10 devices at a time, and is powered by the vehicle's electrical system rather than the device battery.” The company is partnering up with Ford Motor Co. to offer a free wireless data trial, while Bell customers can use data from their existing share plans for an additional $10 a month that also includes a bonus 1 GB of data. The service “will be available for supported Ford and...

Gov’t announces cybersecurity, connected cars funding

telecom | 08/13/2018 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government announced over $2 million in funding for a number of cybersecurity and connected car initiatives in press releases Friday. Victoria-based Hyas Infosec Inc. will get $475,000...