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Rogers launches faster 5G service on 3500MHz mid-band spectrum

Rogers has become the first mobile service provider to launch 5G service using the mid-band 3,500Mhz spectrum. The service was first deployed in Nanaimo, British Columbia, with Canada’s major cities to follow. In its press release, the company said it aims to blanket more regions according to the ISED timetable laid out in item 336 […]

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Bad news for Apple: EU announces deal on common charging port

It has not been a good week for Apple Computer Inc. and its iPhone development team following news yesterday that the USB Type-C will become the common charging port for all mobile phones, tablets and cameras in the European Union (EU) by the fall of 2024. “Today we have made the common charger a reality […]

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Globalive signs wireless spectrum sharing deal with Telus

Globalive has signed a network and spectrum sharing agreement with Telus to better position itself as a buyer for Freedom Mobile, whose divestiture stands as the major hurdle in Rogers’ efforts to acquire Shaw. The agreement is subject to Globalive’s successful acquisition of Freedom Mobile. In an interview with the Canadian Press, Anthony Lacavera, chairperson […]

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Telus launches personal security beacons disguised as jewellery

Telus has launched a line of personal safety beacons disguised as charms. The SmartWear Security charms, created in partnership with InvisaWear, allow the wearer to discreetly contact emergency services by double-tapping a button. The charms, which are about the size of a Toonie, come in the form of necklaces, bracelets, keychains, or standalone charms. Prices […]

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AMD announces Ryzen Pro 6000 series mobile processors for business

AMD has released its next-generation commercial-grade mobile processors with improved efficiency, new graphics, and higher compute performance. The 6000 series Ryzen Pro processors, based on the Zen 3+ architecture and built using 6nm transistors, will be joined by the 5000 series Ryzen Pro processors based on the older Zen 3 architecture and TSMC’s 7nm node. […]

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Rogers proposes Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile

Rogers has allegedly proposed Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile, in order to gain regulatory approval for its acquisition of Shaw Communications, reported the Globe and Mail. Two anonymous sources told the Globe that Rogers agreed to allow Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile in a filing to the federal government. The regulators now must decide whether […]

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Telus launches Stream+ streaming bundle for its subscribers

Telus has just introduced its first streaming bundle in Canada. Telus Stream+ includes Netflix Premium, Apple TV+, and discovery+ for C$25 per month. It is only available to Telus mobility subscribers. Here’s how much the individual services cost before tax in Canada: Netflix Premium: C$20.99 per month Apple TV+: C$5.99 per month discovery+: C$4.99 per […]

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Rogers to offer 8Gbps home internet this summer

It’s the higher the better when it comes to internet speeds, and Rogers just took the crown in Canada. The company announced on April 19 that it has completed in-lab and customer trials for its 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) symmetrical fibre internet. This announcement comes right on the heels of Bell’s 3Gbps fibre internet […]

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Unihertz tease: a BlackBerry-like phone with keyboard

A teasing “Coming soon” notice posted last week on Twitter from Shanghai-based phone manufacturer Unihertz may herald what, if not a duly-licensed BlackBerry design, looks very much like a BlackBerry KEY2 Android smartphone. Enterprising users who brightened the dark image managed to showcase the whole device. Something is coming soon…Just stay tuned!😜 📺https://t.co/KalQX2pyDN#unihertz #smartphone #newphone […]

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Blackberry to settle shareholder lawsuit for $165 million

Blackberry has announced that it will settle an eight-year-old shareholder class action lawsuit filed against the company in 2013, accusing it of inflating the success and profitability of its Blackberry 10 smartphones, driving up its share price. Other defendants in the lawsuit include former chief executive officer Thorsten Heins, former chief financial officer Brian Bidulka […]

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Coffee Briefing April 5, 2022 – Trulioo’s first CMO; Xplornet acquires Full Throttle Networks; Microsoft Ability Summit 2022; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Hydro One uses utility poles to deploy internet service in new pilot with the Ontario government

The Ontario government has kickstarted a pilot project with Hydro One to bridge the digital divide for 1,450 residents in the municipality of Brighton. During the pilot, Hydro One will use its electric grid infrastructure such as hydro poles to accelerate the development of internet infrastructure in the region. “By leveraging existing infrastructure and removing […]

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Rogers acquires Nova Scotia’s Cross Country TV

Rogers has quietly snapped up regional communication and internet service provider Cross Country TV, based in Nova Scotia, according to a notice posted on Cross Country’s website. As first reported by Cartt on March 24, the notice informed Cross Country TV customers that business will continue as usual. The company wrote that it will continue […]

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Rogers launches its standalone 5G network, but it needs certified phones to work

Rogers officially turned on its standalone 5G network for its subscribers today, but customers looking to try it out will need a certified phone. Unlike non-standalone 5G that pairs 5G radios with the 4G core, standalone 5G provides new management technologies such as network slicing, and a cloud-native architecture that reduces operational inefficiencies. “The first […]

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CRTC agrees to let Rogers buy Shaw’s broadcasting services

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has agreed to let Rogers buy Shaw‘s broadcasting services, with specified conditions and modifications. As a part of the transaction, Rogers will acquire 16 cable services based in western Canada, a national satellite television service and other broadcast television services. The approval only applies to the broadcasting portion […]

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Starlink raises internet service and hardware costs

Customers subscribed to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service will soon need to pay more for internet as the company announced its first price hike due to inflation. Starlink’s hardware now costs C$759, up C$110 from the original price of $649. The monthly service charge has also been increased to C$140, an C$11 increase from the […]

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Samsung’s A53 5G smartphone could be this year’s best midrange heavy-hitter

Samsung announced the Galaxy A53 5G smartphone on March 17, bringing more performance to its popular mid-range lineup. The A53 5G is visually identical to the A52 5G. It still features a rounded all-glass design crafted from Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is IP67 water and dust resistant, and comes in white, black, blue […]

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