Microsoft back in the smartphone business with its new Duo
Pitching it as a more useful tool than a conventional smartphone, enables users to multitask with two separate apps or web pages at a time.
Circa acquires Calgary manufacturer of rugged wireless devices
Cloud-based software platform will be integrated with the Circa product line to provide remote monitoring with alarm and event notification.
Bell, Telus award 5G contracts to European firms, shutting out Huawei
Ottawa continues its review of Huawei’s role in Canada’s 5G networks over security concerns related to its relationship with China’s government.
CCTS says telecoms complaints surge on billing, contracts issues
CCTS recieved 19,287 complaints in the fiscal year ending July 31, up from the 14,272 the previous year.
China accuses US of ‘economic bullying’ over equipment ban
Agency is also exploring the impact of requiring companies to rip out their current Huawei and ZTE equipment.
Huawei Canada says it met federal Arctic 4G security requirements
Chinese telecom is waiting for a federal decision on supplying equipment for next-generation 5G wireless networks.
China mum on Trump Xi meeting as Huawei says sales slowing
Trump prepares to expand 25% tariffs to cover another US$300 billion of Chinese products.
Huawei warns US would hurt itself by cutting off tech ties
Number 2 smartphone maker denies its products would be used for China’s cyberespionage.
China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the pair have been arrested for allegedly stealing state secrets.
China demands US withdraw request to extradite Huawei executive
Says the treaty with Canada infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.”
Huawei senior executive is not a threat to jump bail: lawyer assures court
The US wants Meng Wanzhou to face allegations of fraud related to the use of Huawei’s subsidiary Skycom to do business with Iranian telecom firms between 2009 and 2014.
BC trade trip to China cancelled over Meng detention
Chinese government warns Canada of “grave consequences” if she is not released.
Canada to hold key 5G spectrum auction in 2020: Innovation Minister Bains
Telecoms want auction sooner.
Canada’s wireless prices justified even if high by world standards: MEI
Think tank cites quality of the networks, size of the country, investments being made in 5G technology.
Rogers to test 5G tech in Ottawa, Toronto and other cities
Hardware and software development means networks won’t to be ready for “prime time” until about 2020.