5G

Ottawa Announces Rules for Upcoming 3800 MHz 5G Spectrum Auction

The Government of Canada on Thursday announced several new rules for the auction of 5G spectrum in the 3800 MHz band, designed to promote competition and ensure that purchased spectrum is actually put to use. According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, the proposed measures will help smaller wireless providers compete, drive down...

Ottawa Opens Consultation for mmWave 5G Spectrum Auction in 2024

The Canadian government on Monday announced a consultation on the potential auction of "large amounts" of high-frequency 5G spectrum in the 26, 28, and 38 GHz mmWave bands. The mmWave Licensing Framework Consultation includes measures designed to "promote competition, foster innovation and ensure providers use their spectrum in a timely manner," said Ottawa. Canadians currently...

Canada’s Slow Huawei 5G Decision Not Related to Detained Michaels, Says Minister

Canada's Public Safety Minister said during a recent interview the government's decision to ban Huawei from 5G networks was delayed due to the political and technological implications of the move--and not because of China's previous detainment of Canadian journalists Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig (via CTV News). Spavor and Kovrig were detained by Chinese authorities...

Telus and Bell Tie for Fastest 5G Speeds at NHL Arenas, Well Ahead of Rogers

Opensignal released a report analyzing 5G mobile experiences at NHL arenas in Canada and the USA, revealing where the fastest download speeds are and other factors such as “mobile experience”. Despite 5G marketing touted by Canadian telcos, the fastest 5G download speeds at NHL arenas are found in the USA. Opensignal says it measured the...

Rogers Launches First Commercial 5G Standalone Network in Canada

Rogers announced on Monday it has launched Canada’s first commercially available 5G standalone network, leveraging its partnership with Ericsson. The wireless carrier says its 5G standalone core network "has been built from the ground up based on the latest cloud native technologies,” offering low latency, network slicing and mobile edge computing, and is ready to...

Telus and Bell Tie for Fastest 5G Speeds in Canada: Opensignal

[caption id="attachment_369106" align="aligncenter" width="618"] Image: Opensignal Limited[/caption] Opensignal's 5G Experience Report for 2022, published on Wednesday, found Bell and Telus tied for the research firm’s second annual 5G Download Speed award in Canada. The report analyzed user experience on all three of Canada's national mobile networks over a 90-day period between October 1, 2021, and...

‘Anti-5G’ Pendants, Necklaces ‘Dangerously Radioactive,’ Dutch Authority Finds

So-called "anti-5G" pendants and necklaces are reportedly dangerously radioactive. According to The Guardian, the Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) has released a report explaining that "anti-5G" pendants used to "protect" people from radio frequencies emitted by phone masts are "dangerously radioactive." Those that use such items have been told to store...

Canadian Telcos Need to Educate Consumers Better on 5G: Study

A new ConsumerLab insight report from Ericsson, one of the leading providers of 5G network equipment in North America, has shared a study regarding the roll-out of 5G in Canada and the readiness of Canadian smartphone users for the next-generation cellular network technology. The report concludes that while 5G is already rolling out in the...

Bell’s TSN 5G View Feature Expands to Toronto Raptors Home Games

Ahead of the Toronto Raptors season opener, Bell Media has announced TSN 5G View will expand to support home games for the NBA franchise. Back in March, TSN 5G View debuted for home games of the Montreal Canadians. The feature requires a 5G-capable smartphone from Bell, an active 5G data plan from Bell, the TSN...

Telus Expands 5G Network on Vancouver Island in B.C.

Telus announced yesterday it has expanded its 5G network on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The following areas now have Telus 5G: Municipality of Saanich Town of Comox Courtenay Village of Cumberland Campbell River “Now more than ever, TELUS is committed to keeping Canadians connected, productive and healthy. Indeed, the ongoing expansion of our next-generation...

Feds Restrict 5G Service Near Airports, Telcos Not Happy

The federal government recently announced plans to restrict 5G service near most major airports in the country — reports The Star. The announcement both stunned and enraged the telecom industry, which was completely unprepared for the extent and severity of the planned restrictions. The telecom industry spent over $9 billion CAD on licenses during the...