Bell kicks LTE speeds up for faster data downloads

When the country's three biggest wireless carriers launched LTE service several years ago, their initial download data speeds were nowhere near the technology's potential high. Slowly, however, as their network expanded and they

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ericsson achieves 5Gbps over 5G network

Swedish telecommunication technology provider Ericsson said it managed to send out data at 5 gigabits per second over a wireless 5G network . Widespread implementation of 5G networks, which are seen as an

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

B.C., Rogers announce $450 million wireless coverage plan

The B.C. government is partnering with Rogers to expand the province's wireless networks. The $450-million, three-year plan will expand wireless coverage in more than 70 communities in the province's northeast, Interior, Lower Mainland

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

LTE not fast enough? Get ready for 5G

Most Canadian cellular carriers are nicely cruising in true 4G mode – that is, with LTE-based networks – after the technology was introduced here in 2011. They haven’t even torqued their networks to

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

B.C. provider starts fixed LTE-based broadband service

A British Columbia service provider has become the second Canadian telco to use LTE equipment from China's Huawei Technologies to provide fixed wireless broadband to rural residents. ABC Communications said Tuesday the new wireless

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Complaints as Telus makes Public Mobile subscribers switch

Public Mobile gambled in 2008 when it bought slices of spectrum in Ontario and Quebec few wanted because there weren't many cellphones that could use the frequencies. But while the startup carrier found

Published on: March 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Eastlink Wireless celebrates 1st year

The parent company of Eastlink Wireless marked its first 12 months in business by spending almost $20.3 million on spectrum in the 700MHz band. Most of the frequencies bought by Bragg Communications are

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers wins LTE race, by one company’s measure

Every day Canadians are bombarded with marketing from the country’s three biggest wireless carriers about their fast and extensive LTE networks. Which begs the question which of BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telefonica launches global Wi-Fi

Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica S.A. has forged an agreement with airports and hotel chains around the world to launch Wi-Fi access to business travelers covering more than 1 million hotspots in 110 countries.

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano