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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 vendor for the hardware, software and expertise needed for its 4G/5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core.  “SaskTel’s deployment of a transformational 5G network will foster continued innovation and support the growth of Saskatchewan's technology sector,” Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SaskTel, said in a press release. “5G technology will deliver...

Freedom answers to ‘unlimited’, offers $0 phones on select plans

telecom | 07/25/2019 6:41 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom is responding to the wireless industry’s recent moves toward removing data caps and offering $0 upfront financing plans by throwing-in...

Samsung readying 5G PR blitz in Canada: internal comms

telecom | 02/21/2019 5:23 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is embarking this year on a massive...

Samsung to lobby on 5G ahead of Huawei decision

telecom | 02/19/2019 5:53 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has updated its lobby files to include discussions on 5G deployment...

Worldwide smartphone sales dip in Q4: Gartner

telecom | 02/22/2018 2:13 pm EST

Global smartphones saw a year-over-year decline in sales for the first time in the fourth quarter due to...

Samsung to unlock FM chip in new smartphones

Media | 01/12/2018 3:47 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will unlock FM chips in its newer smartphones, according to a press release...

Smartphone penetration at 80% among anglophones: MTM

Media | 05/09/2017 5:42 pm EDT

The number of anglophone Canadians who have smartphones climbed up to 80 per cent in the fall of 2016 from 77 per cent a year earlier, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). At the same time, the percentage of anglophones who specified they had basic phones dropped from 11 per cent to eight per cent over that time. “Although they are still available for purchase, the vast majority of Anglophones are opting to get a smartphone when getting a new phone,” the report said. Half of anglophone smartphone owners now use their devices to stream music,...

Freedom to at least quadruple handset offering by mid-2017: Shaw

telecom | 01/12/2017 10:49 pm EST

As Shaw Communications Inc. released its first quarterly earnings report since rebranding its wireless segment to Freedom Mobile, CEO Brad Shaw said the company is looking to have a...

Samsung stops sales, production of Note 7

telecom | 10/11/2016 6:59 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has stopped sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The company said in a statement Tuesday it is “working with relevant regulatory bodies to investigate the recently...

Galaxy Note 7 fires prompt international recall by Samsung

telecom | 09/02/2016 4:24 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is recalling its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in multiple markets, including Canada, after reports that batteries were catching fire. In a statement posted to its...

Asian makers carry Q2 phone sales: Gartner

telecom | 08/18/2016 4:50 pm EDT

Asian mobile phone manufacturers helped drive global smartphone sales to a 4.3 per cent year-over-year increase in the second quarter of 2016, despite slowing overall sales, according to data released by Gartner...

Smartphone penetration 77% among anglophones: MTM

Media | 05/17/2016 7:42 pm EDT

The number of anglophone Canadians with smartphones reached 77 per cent in the fall of 2015, up from 73 per cent in the spring of that year, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor, a project...

Samsung to pay Apple damages for iPhone infringement: report

Media | 12/07/2015 9:10 pm EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has agreed to pay Apple Inc. more than $548 million US as determined in a court decision earlier this year related to an earlier ruling that Samsung infringed certain...

Global smartphones sales exceeded one billion in 2014: Gartner

telecom | 03/03/2015 3:41 pm EST

Technology research company Gartner Inc. said Tuesday that annual smartphone sales surpassed one billion for the first time in 2014. The company said in a press release that mobile-phone...

Documents show Samsung interested in BlackBerry: report

Media | 01/22/2015 2:51 pm EST

Documents indicate Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is still interested in buying device maker BlackBerry Ltd. despite denials from both companies that a deal was in the works, the Financial Post...

BlackBerry denies acquisition talks with Samsung

telecom | 01/14/2015 9:13 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. has denied a report it has held talks with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. about an acquisition. “BlackBerry has not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any possible offer to purchase BlackBerry,” the company said in a press release Wednesday. “BlackBerry's policy is not to comment on rumours or speculation, and accordingly it does not intend to comment further.” The statement came after Reuters reported that Samsung has discussed with BlackBerry a potential deal that would see Samsung buying BlackBerry for as much as...

Samsung buying Ontario mobile printing company

telecom | 09/03/2014 2:53 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced Wednesday it is acquiring PrinterOn Inc., a Kitchener, Ont.-based mobile printing company that specializes in business-to-business. The consumer products giant said in a news release that...

Android users expected to exceed a billion this year

telecom | 01/07/2014 9:15 pm EST

Google Inc.’s Android operating system will reach 1.1 billion users in 2014, research company Gartner Inc. said. That would mark a 26 per cent increase from 2013, Gartner said in a release Tuesday. "Android holds the...

Apple, Samsung almost tied in Canadian mobile market

telecom | 11/14/2013 6:06 pm EST

Nearly the same number of Canadians now use mobile devices made by Samsung Electronics Co. as use devices made by Apple Inc., Ipsos Reid said. The company said in a release Tuesday that 33 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners...

Samsung releases work-play smartphone feature

telecom | 02/26/2013 1:10 am EST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled a new Samsung Knox smartphone business feature at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. In a release Monday, Samsung said it partnered with Centrify Corp. to provide enabling...

Samsung gains tablet market share on Apple

Media | 11/06/2012 8:13 pm EST

Apple Inc.’s growth in the tablet market slowed in the third quarter of 2012 as the company competed with devices made by Samsung Electronics Co. and Amazon Inc., the International Data Corporation (IDC) said. The firm released new data Monday that said Apple's third quarter worldwide market share was 50.4 per cent, down from 59.7 in the same period a year earlier. Samsung’s market share grew in the third quarter of 2012 to reach 18.4 per cent, up from 6.5 per cent in the same period of 2011. Samsung's devices are powered by Google Inc.'s Android operating system....