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.
Telecom complaints commission says wireless contracts the biggest irritation
Federal agency says it received 1,023 formal complaints from August to January.
Cabinet steps up security review of Chinese takeover of Aecon Group
Based on advice from national security agencies that there’s a potential injury to national security.
527 South Koreans to sue Samsung on Galaxy Note 7 recall
They want compensation for costs to visit shops to exchange their phones, delays and psychological harm.
Canadians can start returning their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
Now Samsung must begin the process of winning back consumer confidence.
Turn off your Galaxy Note 7 and step away…
Samsung halts production of the smartphones as fresh problems emerge.
Chinese phones push aside Apple, Samsung and go global
Cheap Android phones with not-so-cheap features aim for more budget-conscious customers.
‘Small number’ of Rogers’ business clients affected by security breach
Hacker was able to access business agreements containing names, addresses and phone numbers of business clients.
EDC provides $850M financing to Vodafone
Connection to generate business for Canadian telecom suppliers.
Ballard licenses fuel cell system to Chinese assembler
Telecom backup in China seen as a key growth driver for the fuel cell developer.
China criticizes EU duties on solar panels
Announces anti dumping probe of European wine in dumping squabble
Harting Canada appoints CEO
Company expected to build local sales and support structure in Ontario.
Three cleantech deals signed during India trade mission
Electrovaya, Prairie Pulp & Paper, Westport Innovations to contribute sustainable technologies.
China tech firms probed by US intelligence
Quest for more access to US market checked for possible security threat.
Ballard Power gets contract for 102 fuel cell power generation systems
The fuel cells are headed to Indonesia to provide back-up power generation in blackouts.
X-Change closes in on $3M Guardian Telecom sale
Deal expands its product and service lines.
$1M Navy deal for Mitec
Mitec Telecom wins a $1 million Canadian Navy deal to provide radar system components.