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Redline partners with Utah-based mining company

telecom | 10/07/2021 5:19 pm EDT

The Markham-Ont.-based manufacturer of wireless network technology for mining, oil-and-gas, and utilities groups, Redline Communications Group Inc., announced in a Thursday release that it is providing Citizens Broadband Radio Systems (CBRS) spectrum and Private LTE services...

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 identify the most complete and evolutive 5G option that fits Videotron's ambitious objectives,” Videotron said in a press release. It said the move “allows Videotron to accelerate the deployment of its next-generation network and aim for a gradual service availability in the second half of 2020.” Videotron previously partnered with Ericsson AB for 5G...

Bell opts out of 600 MHz, Rogers nabs 52 licenses for $1.7B

telecom | 04/10/2019 5:30 pm EDT

BCE Inc. was among three prospective applicants who didn’t grab licenses for the coveted 600 MHz spectrum, widely considered to be the last chance to get valuable low-band frequencies. The...

Freedom says ads intended to ‘stir the market,’ induce churn

telecom | 04/09/2019 6:51 pm EDT

An ad launched over the weekend depicting a fictitious version of the big...

CSE has worked with nearly all wireless providers on cybersecurity

telecom | 11/02/2018 5:15 pm EDT

The Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) says it has worked with 31 Canadian wireless providers “to help mitigate the risk of cyber espionage and network disruption through the exploitation of...

Telus and Rogers latest to upgrade LTE networks for IoT expansion

telecom | 10/26/2018 3:47 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is the latest telecom to upgrade its LTE network to support a broader array of internet of things (IoT) devices ahead of the anticipated deployment of 5G technology. The company...

Freedom deploys 700 MHz spectrum

telecom | 10/09/2018 1:50 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has begun deploying the 700 MHz spectrum it bought last year, starting in Calgary. Paul McAleese, Shaw’s president of wireless, said in a press release Tuesday that the spectrum will “provide customers with farther-reaching coverage and stronger indoor wireless reception than anything we’ve been able to offer to date.” The company bought $430 million of 700 MHz and 2500 MHz spectrum from Quebecor Inc. in June 2013. It said on its website the 700 MHz spectrum...

LEO projects promise rural, remote broadband in just a few years

telecom | 07/27/2018 3:16 pm EDT

Three years after a number of big companies first announced they would...

New cell towers unlock Rogers network upgrades

telecom | 07/26/2018 5:29 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. outlined some of the locations of new cell towers which include upgrades to its mobile network capability in a series of press releases released Thursday morning. Customers of the Toronto-based...

Ice Wireless hooking up remote Quebec communities with cell service

telecom | 05/29/2018 5:56 pm EDT

Ice Wireless, a subsidiary of Iristel Inc., is partnering with a regional...

Iristel to launch wireless service in parts of Ont., Que.

telecom | 05/28/2018 4:39 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. has acquired a small wireless provider with spectrum in eastern Quebec and northern Ontario and plans to launch wireless service in those areas next month, the company said Monday....

Shaw touts 5G trial success

telecom | 05/22/2018 4:21 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said in a press release Tuesday that it has successfully completed its first 5G trial. The company said the tests, conducted with partners...

CRTC consulting on NG911 network efficiency

telecom | 03/26/2018 1:29 pm EDT

The CRTC said Monday it is asking for input on next-generation 911 (NG911) network design efficiencies...

In telecoms’ year-end, cord-cutting slows, wireline grows

Media | 03/21/2018 12:14 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly-traded telecoms lost fewer TV subscribers in 2017 than...

LTE open to numerous security flaws: paper

telecom | 03/06/2018 4:03 pm EST

Researchers at American universities have found a number of security vulnerabilities on the 4G LTE network, which could expose citizens to tracking, impersonation and fake text messages. The paper, which was presented at a...

4G will continue to dominate global connects in 2025: GSMA

telecom | 02/28/2018 3:18 pm EST

Despite indications deployment of 5G is being accelerated, a report from GSMA says 4G connections will still dwarf those of 5G into 2025. The Mobile Economy 2018 report, released Tuesday, noted that two-thirds of mobile connections globally, excluding cellular Internet of Things (IOT), will be running on both 4G and 5G networks by 2025, though 4G will continue to make up the bulk.   Despite 5G continuing to make headway, it will only make up a projected 14 per cent of the world’s mobile connections by 2025, or 1.2 billion, while the older generation technology will make up 53 per...

Start date for wireless emergency alert system still not set: CRTC

telecom | 02/05/2018 6:08 pm EST

OTTAWA — Following a wireless emergency alert in the United States that...

Bell successfully tests gigabit speeds on LTE-A network

telecom | 02/02/2018 5:27 pm EST

BCE Inc. said Friday it has achieved gigabit-per-second mobile network speeds during tests near Mississauga, Ont., according to a release on Friday. Claiming it was the "first wireless provider in...

Wireless coverage improvements coming to site of G7 summit

telecom | 01/16/2018 4:09 pm EST

In anticipation of the G7 summit in June, the federal government will have 13 cell towers built to increase coverage for the area near host Charlevoix, Que, a release on Monday revealed. Announced...

FCC investigating false wireless emergency alert in Hawaii

telecom | 01/15/2018 12:39 pm EST

A false wireless emergency alert that saw residents of Hawaii receive a...

Bell’s low-cost Lucky Mobile a hit with government

telecom | 12/01/2017 5:26 pm EST

BCE Inc’s move to open a low-cost, prepaid carrier is “well-timed” and positioned to support the government’s direction for consumer-friendly mobile options, according to analysts. “With the government’s ongoing focus on affordable wireless services and...

Xplornet turns on LTE in Newfoundland communities

telecom | 11/16/2017 2:41 pm EST

Rural internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. has expanded its fixed wireless network in...

Videotron reaches 1M wireless subscribers as it reports Q3 results

Media | 11/10/2017 5:14 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. said its wireless division has eclipsed one million subscribers since posting higher revenues and profits in its third-quarter earnings Thursday.  “In the space of 7 years,...

Bell launches first pilot project on LTE-M network

telecom | 11/10/2017 4:25 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s first pilot project to run on its recently-announced LTE-M network will power the internet...

Broadcom puts up $130B US offer for chip maker Qualcomm

telecom | 11/06/2017 5:04 pm EST

Networking giant Broadcom Ltd. announced a proposal to purchase all outstanding shares of mobile chip maker Qualcomm Inc. on Monday morning. It could be one of the largest tech deals ever,...

Bell needs to do more with ad tech, CEO says

Media | 11/02/2017 3:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. CEO George Cope said the company needs to do a better job of finding opportunities in emerging advertising technology, as the company seeks additional revenue growth...

4G speeds plateau globally: OpenSignal

telecom | 11/01/2017 9:00 am EDT

Around the world, speeds of 4G connections have stopped increasing, according to a new report from OpenSignal. The Wednesday report said that “the once impressive growth in 4G speeds seems to have ground to a halt.”...

Rogers launches LTE-A service in Manitoba

telecom | 10/23/2017 3:37 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has enabled LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network access in “many” Manitoban communities, the company announced on Monday. LTE-A enables a feature called carrier aggregation, which  “combines two or...

Rogers expands LTE coverage in Manitoba

telecom | 09/29/2017 2:17 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is growing its wireless service and making improvements to its networks in parts of Manitoba. The company said in a Thursday press release that customers of Rogers and its flanker brand Fido will...

Bell ‘heartened’ by CRTC chair statements, CEO says

telecom | 09/27/2017 5:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s top man George Cope said the company likes new CRTC head Ian Scott’s approach to balancing consumer and business interests. “He said he’s working in the public interest,” Cope told an investors' conference hosted by CIBC Wednesday. “We’re heartened by that because the public...

Telus almost hits gig speeds on LTE-A test

telecom | 09/27/2017 12:50 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has achieved nearly 1 Gbps speeds on LTE as part of a test, it said in a press...

Bell warns about some Apple Watch 911 capabilities

Media | 09/25/2017 4:17 pm EDT

BCE Inc. issued a press release Friday to let customers with Apple Inc.’s new Apple Watch know that...

Bell Apple Watch advantage unknown: experts

telecom | 09/15/2017 4:06 pm EDT

Wearable use in Canada and around the world is trending up, but the numbers for smartwatches are still...

Recent LTE advances could affect demand for 5G: experts

telecom | 09/08/2017 5:16 pm EDT

Even with an accelerated arrival date for the next generation of wireless...

Videotron latest to announce X1-based IPTV

Media | 08/29/2017 5:00 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will launch its IPTV service using the X1 platform from Comcast Corp., the company said in a press release Tuesday. It didn’t specify when it expects to begin offering the service. The move follows similar announcements by other Canadian...

Rogers boosts wireless service in Alberta

telecom | 08/28/2017 4:42 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has expanded its LTE service in Alberta, improving wireless connectivity in Lethbridge and between Banff and Calgary. The company said in a press release Monday the improvements include a new cell...

mmWave ‘new frontier’ as 5G arrives: report

telecom | 08/18/2017 4:39 pm EDT

Networks operating on 5G will require much more spectrum than current 4G wireless technology, and part of...

Bell quad-band LTE-A network live in nearly 40 cities

telecom | 07/12/2017 1:46 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s new quad band LTE-advanced (LTE-A) service is now live in nearly 40 cities in eight provinces, the company announced Wednesday. In an email, spokeswoman Jacqueline Michelis said the technology is now available...

TNW Wireless files Part 1 over roaming agreements

telecom | 07/04/2017 3:54 pm EDT

A Northern mobile wireless provider is asking the CRTC to compel a pair of incumbents to strike roaming...

LTE still has ‘untapped potential’: Desjardins

telecom | 06/26/2017 2:08 pm EDT

While 5G is expected to arrive in a couple of years, the LTE standard still has some room for growth, according to Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi. Sprint Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced in a...

Spectrum buy to improve Shaw network, but benefits will take time: analysts

telecom | 06/13/2017 5:40 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that it has purchased 700MHz and 2500MHz spectrum from Quebecor Inc. for $430 million, in what Shaw described as  “a significant milestone towards...

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...

Telus to offer WiFi in Montreal’s Old Port

telecom | 04/20/2017 5:25 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Thursday it will provide free WiFi in Montreal’s Old Port as part of a 20-year agreement “to equip the historic site with the latest next-generation wireless technology.” The company...

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 technology leverages multiple bands of wireless spectrum to boost top Tri Band LTE-A mobile data speeds” from 335 Mbps (with average download speeds expected to be between 12 to 100 Mbps) to 550 Mbps (expected speeds of 18 to 150 Mbps), the company said in a Thursday press release. Bell also said it has been able to implement an additional network enhancement, known as 256 QAM....

Wireless emergency alerts to be mandatory by April 2018

telecom | 04/06/2017 6:34 pm EDT

The CRTC has ordered wireless service providers to implement a system for the sending of emergency alerts over LTE networks that will be operational in a year’s time. In its...

SaskTel completes LTE expansion

telecom | 03/30/2017 8:34 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Thursday that it has finished its LTE expansion project. In the province, 99 per cent of residents are now served by its LTE network, SaskTel said in...

Bell-MTS acquisition completed

telecom | 03/17/2017 4:12 pm EDT

The purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc. has officially closed, Bell said in a press release Friday. “Uniting the local and national strengths of MTS and Bell Canada, the new Bell MTS...

VoLTE to overtake OTT voice apps by 2021: Juniper

Media | 03/09/2017 8:53 pm EST

The number of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) subscribers on 4G LTE mobile connections is expected to increase significantly and overtake over-the-top (OTT) applications over the next four years, according to Juniper Research. The...

Iristel to launch VoLTE

telecom | 02/22/2017 9:27 pm EST

Iristel Inc. plans to launch Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in about two months, Iristel president Samer Bishay said in an email. The company will use technology from software company Metaswitch Networks Ltd., Metaswitch said in a press release Wednesday. “The Ice Wireless VoLTE network doubles throughput on the available spectrum, and gives users the ability to make a call and surf the Internet or watch a video simultaneously,” the release said. “The network is used by residents, businesses and schools, enabling levels and types of communications that were previously unavailable, including distance learning, unified communications, telemedicine and others.”...

Videotron offering ‘no downtime’ Internet for businesses

telecom | 02/10/2017 6:57 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has launched an Internet service for its business customers that it says guarantees continuity of service 99.9 per cent of the time by combining its wireline and...

Big three show similar wireless performance: OpenSignal

telecom | 01/26/2017 6:23 pm EST

A new report has found that BCE Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. are essentially tied when it comes to the performance of their wireless networks, concluding...

Pricing for 5G unclear, but cost per GB could drop: Deloitte expert

Media | 01/11/2017 11:24 pm EST

There are still many unknowns as wireless carriers move to 5G networks in the coming years, including questions about how much companies will charge for service, though prices have the potential to...

Telus, Huawei closer to 5G with network deployment

telecom | 11/23/2016 7:39 pm EST

Telus Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., who have been collaborating to help develop 5G technology, said they have achieved another step toward its deployment.  Calling it “one of the key building blocks...

Limited handsets a concern as Wind rebrands: analyst

Media | 11/21/2016 9:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Wind Mobile will be rebranded as Freedom Mobile and its LTE roll-out will come sooner than expected in two cities, the company’s CEO said Monday. The move comes despite some analyst...

Half a billion subscribers will be on 5G by 2022: Ericsson

telecom | 11/15/2016 10:27 pm EST

An Ericsson AB report is projecting that more than 550 million subscribers will be on 5G networks by 2022.   The latest Ericsson Mobility Report, released Tuesday, said that...

Sasktel ties for fastest LTE speeds in the world: OpenSignal

telecom | 11/10/2016 9:29 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.’s LTE download speeds are among the fastest in the world, according to a new OpenSignal Inc. report. “In the fourth quarter, Singapore had...

Wind won’t be as disruptive as T-Mobile, Krstajic says

telecom | 11/03/2016 12:02 am EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported revenues of $1.31 billion for the three months ended Aug. 31, an increase from $1.13 billion from the same quarter a year earlier, due to the addition of...

Wind’s reduced Ont. focus message to government: Huang

telecom | 10/24/2016 5:24 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. is putting less emphasis on growing subscribers for Wind in Ontario in favour of boosting its wireless network in Western Canada, according to Barclays analyst Phillip Huang. Huang said in a research note Monday that in a somewhat surprising move, Wind chose to put less emphasis on promotions during the back-to-school period, especially in Ontario, than it did in past years, even as BCE Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. increased marketing of their flanker brands. “We believe this is a very shrewd...

Shaw best-positioned carrier, regardless of Liberal policy: Barclays

telecom | 09/26/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. is “the one player in the industry who is very well positioned” regardless of the direction the Liberal government takes on wireless policy,...

Videotron announces testing as 5G gains momentum in Canada

telecom | 09/20/2016 9:46 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Tuesday it will begin to test 5G technologies as part of a new project, in a move that appears to be part of an increasing push...

Wireline competition, pick-and-pay could pressure telecoms in 2017: Canaccord

telecom | 09/20/2016 3:46 pm EDT

Certain events leading into 2017 could spell increased pressure on telecommunications companies, but there’s “not much to be excited about” otherwise, according to Canaccord Genuity....

Telus to offer free WiFi in some Toronto cabs

telecom | 09/12/2016 5:17 pm EDT

Telus Corp. will offer free WiFi to customers of Toronto taxi company Associated Toronto Taxicab Co-operative Ltd., following a similar partnership with a cab company in Vancouver established last year. Telus said in a press...

Bell has fastest wireless network again: report

telecom | 08/31/2016 8:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc. owns the country’s fastest mobile speeds for a second consecutive year, helped by partnerships agreements with other companies, according to a report released Wednesday by PCMag.com. With an average of 59.72 Mbps, Bell’s mobile speeds dwarf those of its American counterparts like Verizon Communications Inc., which won PCMag’s fastest mobile network in the U.S. with an average of 27.8 Mbps. This is the fourth year PCMag has done this survey. Calling it “truly a world-class 4G experience,” PCMag said Bell has benefited “for two years now from...

Ice Wireless boosting northern LTE network

telecom | 08/23/2016 9:01 pm EDT

Ice Wireless, a subsidiary of Iristel Inc., said it is rolling out a HSPA/LTE network in 14 northern Quebec communities. A Tuesday press release from Tecore Networks, which supplies mobile network infrastructure,...

Wind hits 1M subscribers in first quarterly report since 2014

telecom | 07/15/2016 10:46 pm EDT

On Friday, Shaw Communications Inc. released Wind Mobile’s first quarterly results since it acquired the wireless company earlier this year, which showed revenues of $132 million for the...

Bell extends enterprise VoIP service to small business

telecom | 05/31/2016 5:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Total Connect VoIP service for enterprises is now available to small businesses in Ontario and Quebec. The company said Tuesday that previously, only large businesses and...

Shaw to keep Wind’s current strategy in place: exec

telecom | 02/09/2016 9:51 pm EST

As it takes ownership of Wind Mobile, Shaw Communications Inc. will continue positioning Wind as a cheaper option compared to the big three national wireless carriers, according to the company’s chief operating officer....

MTS expands HSPA, LTE network in Manitoba

Media | 01/13/2016 4:51 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. announced Wednesday it has expanded its HSPA and LTE network to Piney, Man., which is located about two hours driving south of Winnipeg. MTS CEO Jay Forbes said in a press release that the expansion...

Bell top in wireless speeds, Rogers in LTE: OpenSignal

telecom | 01/07/2016 3:49 pm EST

A new report analyzing wireless network performance among Canada’s biggest three players says BCE Inc. has the fastest speeds, while Rogers Communications Inc. has the best LTE coverage....

Shaw-Wind deal means no Rogers merger on horizon: analysts

Media | 12/17/2015 11:00 pm EST

Financial analysts said Thursday that the surprising move by Shaw Communications Inc. to buy Wind Mobile means any potential merger between Shaw and Rogers Communications Inc. won’t happen any...

Ericsson renews contract with Eastlink for 3 years

telecom | 12/17/2015 3:31 pm EST

Ericsson AB announced Thursday that it has renewed its agreement with Eastlink to expand and upgrade its LTE and HSPA networks, as well as continue to be the exclusive supplier for radio access network equipment for another three...

Shaw looks to enter wireless market with $1.6B deal for Wind

telecom | 12/17/2015 1:45 am EST

The Big Three may have just become the Big Four, as Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday it is attempting to become a wireless provider by acquiring Wind Mobile. Shaw said in a press release the deal means Shaw will acquire Canada's largest non-incumbent wireless provider, which currently has 940,000 subscribers in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta, along with 50 MHz of spectrum in each province. It said the deal has an “enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion.” Shaw spokesman Chethan Lakshman said Wind is being paid for with “100 per cent...

Wind Mobile upgrades Vancouver area coverage

telecom | 12/15/2015 6:25 pm EST

Wind Mobile announced Tuesday that it is adding antennas and deploying new spectrum in the Vancouver area as an initial step in a cross-Canada network upgrade. "Wind customers in the greater Vancouver area are already...

Wind to launch LTE by end of 2016 with new financing

telecom | 12/10/2015 10:46 pm EST

Wind Mobile is looking to make LTE service available to at least some of its customers by the end of next year, after announcing it has borrowed $425 million to help it do so. On Thursday, Wind issued a press release that...

Bell ranked highest in mobile network performance

telecom | 12/09/2015 8:38 pm EST

BCE Inc. was tops in RootMetric’s 2015 Canadian mobile network performance review that was released Wednesday, with Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. not far behind. The U.S.-based mobile analytics company said in...

Tablet shipments to be down 8.1% this year: IDC

Media | 12/01/2015 5:22 pm EST

Global tablet shipments will be down 8.1 per cent for 2015 overall, though tablets with detachable keyboards are expected to see strong growth for this year and in 2016, according to International Data Corp. The technology...

VoLTE connections to reach 2 billion by 2020: Juniper

telecom | 11/02/2015 3:40 pm EST

Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) connections are anticipated to reach two billion by 2020, rising from about 123 million connections this year, according to a new report released Monday from Juniper Research Ltd. It said the opportunity for monetizing VoLTE will initially be limited as “network operators will initially focus on experience and quality of service, rather than monetization, with failure to deliver a high-quality offering at the outset potentially resulting in churn to rival operators.” Juniper said, however, that VoLTE will represent a global revenue opportunity $100 billion...

SaskTel deploys AWS-1 spectrum, increases LTE capacity

telecom | 10/19/2015 4:13 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday that it has successfully deployed a block of AWS-1 spectrum, increasing the capacity and speed of its 4G LTE network in nine locations in...

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...

Canada’s LTE coverage ranked 21st globally

telecom | 09/22/2015 6:30 pm EDT

Canada has the 21st best LTE coverage in the world, according to a report released Wednesday, putting it one spot behind Hungary and one position ahead of Georgia. The report from OpenSignal Inc. looked at the signals received by...

MTS puts LTE in 2 more rural communities

telecom | 09/16/2015 2:59 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. said Wednesday it has brought LTE to two more rural communities, making for 30 non-urban areas that have received this level of service so far this year. MTS said in a press release that the two new...

Mobile infrastructure market worth $11.4B US in Q2: IHS

telecom | 09/02/2015 8:34 pm EDT

The global market for mobile infrastructure was worth $11.4 billion US in this year’s second quarter, research company IHS said Wednesday. It said in a press release that this represented two...

Data revenue bolsters Telus numbers

telecom | 08/07/2015 1:56 pm EDT

Telus Corp. on Friday reported a 5.1 per cent year-to-year revenue gain in its second quarter, boosted by more data-generated cash from both its wireless and wireline operations. The company said in a press release that operating...

5G revenue predicted to surge between 2020 and 2025

Media | 08/05/2015 4:05 pm EDT

Global service revenue from 5G wireless connections will skyrocket from $100 million US in 2020 to $65 billion US in 2025, Juniper Research Ltd. said Wednesday. The British research company said in a press release that 2020 is...

Prepare for 5G, says Huawei Canada boss

Media | 05/28/2015 10:45 am EDT

The president of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.'s Canadian unit is calling for policy-makers, businesses and academics in Canada to come together and help prepare the country for the coming of 5G networking technology. At a...

Google launches wireless service in U.S.

Media | 04/22/2015 7:35 pm EDT

Google Inc. on Wednesday announced it has launched a wireless service in the United States, partnering with T-Mobile U.S. Inc. and Sprint Corp. for coverage on their networks. A website for Google's new service, called Project Fi, showed it is available in most major markets across the U.S. Nick Fox, Google's vice-president of communications products, said in a blog post that text-and-talk service is available for $20 US a month, and data costs $10 US per GB. He said customers will get credit for unused data. The blog post said customers of the service can use their accounts in more...

Telus announces $116M investment in Montreal

telecom | 04/16/2015 2:36 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Thursday it will invest $116 million in technology in the Montreal area this year as part of a $1.6-billion capital plan for Quebec between now and the end of 2018. Telus said in a press release that the...

Telus to invest $4 billion in B.C. through 2018

telecom | 04/15/2015 2:21 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Wednesday it will spend $4 billion on infrastructure and facilities in its home province of British Columbia over the next four years, including $1 billion this year. The company said in a press release that the...

Next spectrum auction seen as less substantial than previous sales

telecom | 04/13/2015 5:03 pm EDT

Canada's third wireless spectrum auction in a little more than a year is set to start Tuesday, and it is generally predicted to bring in far less money than the other two, though at least one...

Does VoLTE conflict with net neutrality?

Media | 04/10/2015 8:23 pm EDT

Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) had a small-scale launch in Canada recently, with Rogers Communications Inc. making the service that allows carriers to transmit voice calls on the same networks as data available to a portion of its...

SaskTel extends LTE to 62 rural communities

telecom | 04/07/2015 3:24 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday that it has extended LTE coverage to 62 more rural communities in the province on the 850 MHz band. SaskTel said in a press release it is approximately doubling the network capacity in most locations. “SaskTel understands the importance of providing communications services in rural areas and they will continue to enhance the wireless network to improve the customer experience,” Kevin Doherty, the Saskatchewan minister responsible for the provincial Crown corporation, said in the release....

Telus to make $4.2B investment in Alberta

telecom | 04/07/2015 3:22 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Monday it will spend $4.2 billion on infrastructure and facilities in Alberta between now and the end of 2018, including $1 billion in the current year. The company said in a press release that, when combined...

Rogers rolls out VoLTE

telecom | 03/31/2015 8:16 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has launched voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service for customers who own LG Corp.'s G3 Vigor smartphone. Roger said in a press release that the Vigor is “Canada's first VoLTE-enabled device” and added that “more VoLTE-ready devices are...

Global LTE connections doubled last year: industry group

telecom | 03/12/2015 3:40 pm EDT

The number of LTE connections worldwide reached nearly half a billion last year, according to wireless industry association 4G Americas. The group said in a Thursday release that data gathered by...

Mitel to buy mobile software provider Mavenir

Media | 03/02/2015 2:50 pm EST

Ottawa-based networking technology company Mitel Networks Corp. said Monday it has reached a deal to purchase Texas-based Mavenir Systems Inc., a provider of software for mobile operators. Mitel and Mavenir said in a joint press...

Bell extends LTE network in Ontario, Quebec

telecom | 02/25/2015 2:54 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Wednesday it has extended its LTE service to 120 rural and remote communities in Ontario and Quebec. The company said in a release it aims to bring LTE connectivity to 98 per cent of Canada’s population...

Canadian tech company to help carriers implement VoLTE

telecom | 02/11/2015 9:44 pm EST

Sandvine Inc., a Canadian company that provides software to telecommunications service providers around the world, said Wednesday that it has added capabilities enabling it to help carriers offer...

Spectrum auction applicants list holds few surprises

telecom | 02/05/2015 8:34 pm EST

The list of aspiring bidders in the upcoming AWS-3 and 2500 MHz spectrum auctions released by Industry Canada on Thursday includes the dominant players in Canada’s wireless sector as well as the remaining new entrants from...

Unlicensed spectrum eyed for easing wireless capacity crunch

telecom | 01/09/2015 7:06 pm EST

As data consumption by smartphone users increases exponentially every year, wireless technology companies are looking to harness the unlicensed spectrum normally used for WiFi connections to improve...

Wi-Lan buys patents for device chargers

telecom | 12/15/2014 5:35 pm EST

Wi-Lan Inc., an Ottawa-based licenser of technology patents, said Monday it has acquired a portfolio of patents related to power inversion, which is a technology used for chargers of cellphones, tablets and laptops. The company would not specify what products these patents cover and what actions it would take as a result of this new intellectual property. Wi-Lan has used the courts as a means to secure royalties from companies it claims are infringing on its patents. In October 2012, it launched suits against divisions of Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson AB in relation to LTE technology, and...