Saturday, October 24

5G

5G, 5G & Infrastructure, Business, iPhone 12, News

The Canadian version of the iPhone 12 series does not have a 5G mmWave antenna on its side

Although it has been rumored for several months, it is now clear that Apple's iPhone 12 series will only be able to use mmWave 5G in the United States. The only American version of the smartphone series, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Max, features a special mmWave antenna on its side. The Canadian versions of the smartphone series lack this additional antenna. It is worth noting that the mmWave antenna can only be seen in the marketing images of the iPhone 12 at Apple.com and not Apple.ca. However, according to PCMag principal analyst Sascha segan, who spoke with iPhone in Canada, Canadian iPhone 12 smartphones are capable of the n78 5G (TD 3500) band, which will likely be released nation...
5G, iPhone 12, iPhone News

iPhone 12 mmWave 5G not supported in Canada, along with this design feature

Apple's iPhone 12 lineup is the company's first device to support 5G networks. Canadian wireless carriers support 5G, but when it comes to 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) networks faster exhibited by Apple at their special event, those are not yet available in Canada. “The iPhone also has the most 5G bands of any smartphone, so you get 5G in more places. And all that speed opens up amazing possibilities for the future of applications, "explains Apple's US website. That said, Apple says that mmWave 5G is limited to the United States for now and the iPhone 12 models bought domestically, which will include a special mmWave antenna window on the side, Canadian iPhone 12 models (and those outside of the US) will be missing. These design changes were confirmed by The edge Nilay Pat...
5G, Carriers, News, Rogers, rogers 5g

Rogers Expands 5G Service to More Than 60 More Towns and Cities

Rogers, the national carrier based in Toronto, has expanded its 5G service to more than 60 towns and cities across the country. The operator's 5G service is now available in 130 communities across the country. New cities include Banff, High River, Hinton, and Red Deer in Alberta, along with Squamish, Langford, and Duncan in BC. "We are excited to roll out 5G in more communities large and small so Canadians can use the latest 5G devices to their full potential," said Brent Johnston, president of wireless technology at Rogers, at a Press release. The carrier notes that Rogers 5G wireless is available exclusively on the Rogers Infinite and Rogers for Business Share Unlimited Data plans at no additional charge. Rogers recently revers...
5G, iPhone 12, iPhone News

IPhone 12 could face 5G coverage issues in the UK

According to The TelegraphApple's upcoming line of iPhones could run into trouble in the UK if the devices aren't compatible with the 5G 700 MHz band. It is rumored to be called iPhone 12Apple is set to reveal the latest and greatest iPhone in a special event streamed online on October 13. Apple sent a cryptic invitation to the event titled "Hello, Speed." possibly hinting at the new iPhone's compatibility with 5G connectivity. 5G is the newest and the fastest generation of cellular network technologySo naturally, Apple had to incorporate support for the standard into its newer iPhone. However, industry experts warn that newer iPhones could land in hot water in the UK if launched without support for the 700MHz 5G band, which is at the lower end of the 5G spectrum. "If you do...
5G, Carriers, News, Telus, telus 5g

Telus to expand 5G service to more cities in BC on October 9

Vancouver-based national carrier Telus has announced that its 5G network is expanding more cities in British Columbia this week. Starting October 9, its 5G network will be accessible in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, Stony Plain and the neighboring areas of Parkland and Acheson County. "5G will be a driving force behind Industry 4.0, revolutionizing industries, business models, and everyday lives for Canadians," said Eros Spadotto, Telus Executive Vice President of Technology Strategy and Business Transformation, at Press release. Telus says that by the end of the year, nearly 50 communities will be able to access its 5G network. Today's announcement follows Telus' recent expansion of its 5G service to 19 cities in Ontario, Alberta...
5G, Telus

Telus 5G network to expand to 10 cities in BC on October 9

Telus has announced that its 5G network will expand in lower British Columbia and Vancouver Island this week. On October 9, the Telus 5G network will launch on: Coquitlam Port Coquitlam Maple Ridge New Westminster Pitt meadows White rock Vancouver Victory Burnaby Surrey "The TELUS 5G network is built on the backbone of TELUS PureFibre technology, making our 4G LTE network the fastest and most reliable in the world," said Tony Geheran, TELUS Executive Vice President and Director of Customer Service. , it's a statement. The 5G rollout will also debut in British Columbia's capital Victoria, and also in Burnaby, where Telus' headquarters are located. "While the first 5G will help drive connectivity and wireless speeds like never before, the true promise of 5G is how this revolutio...
5G, Carriers

Faster 5G Launch May Combat Climate Change Claims Wireless Industry Report

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the industry group of wireless companies in Canada, has released a new report it commissioned detailing how faster roll-out of 5G can help combat climate change. The 46-page report developed by Accenture is noble "Accelerating 5G in Canada: The Role of 5G in Fighting Climate Change". According to the CWTA, faster implementation of 5G will help Canada meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets, by enabling more efficient technologies that will reduce energy use and carbon emissions in various industries. "This study reinforces how significant the benefits of 5G will be for Canada," said Tejas Rao, managing director and global 5G leader for Accenture's networking practice, in a statement. “While we know from previous r...
5G, 5G & Infrastructure, Business, cwta

Effective 5G Deployment Key to Canada’s Commitment to Climate Change: Report

A rapid and effective deployment of 5G is key to Canada's ability to meet its commitment to reduce climate change, a new Accenture report argues. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), which represents companies that provide wireless products and services to all levels of government in Canada. He argues that 5G will play an important role in reducing specific types of pollution and environmental damage, and will help decrease emissions in other industries. The study notes that technical advances in networks mean that wireless networks will function more efficiently at the data unit level. "Given the projected increase in data consumption by Canadian consumers without network advancements, emissions from the wireless industry would be ...
5G, Canada, Huawei, iPhone News

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Denies Any Connection Between Huawei Decision, Two Michaels

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister has denied any link between the government’s efforts to free two Canadian prisoners in China and Ottawa’s prolonged delay in making a decision regarding Huawei and 5G telecommunications equipment. A new report from Global News explains that Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s comments come after the UK officially banned Huawei 5G equipment from its telecom network. It’s no secret that Canada is the last remaining member of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing network — which also includes the US, UK Australia, and New Zealand — to not at least restrict Huawei’s involvement in one way or another. “There’s really no link between the two,”” said Champagne, referring to the two aforementioned issues. “One is … we take the decision to protect the ...
5G, Business, Government, Huawei

Foreign affairs minister says ‘no link’ between delayed Huawei 5G decision, detained Canadians

Foreign Affairs Minister Fançois-Philipe Champagne says there isn’t a link between the two Canadians detained in China and the government’s delayed Huawei 5G security review decision. Champagne told Global News there isn’t a link between the two matters after he was asked if the government’s 5G decision regarding Huawei is the final “bargaining chip” that it has towards the release of the two Michaels imprisoned in China. “There’s really no link between the two. One is … we take the decision to protect the national security and the best interest of Canadians, and the other one is to continue to advocate for two Canadians which have been arbitrarily detained,” he said. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China in De...
5G, Canada, Huawei, iPhone News

Huawei Hopeful in Canada’s 5G Telecom Equipment Decision

Despite collateral damage from the US trade war with China, Huawei remains hopeful that it will still be able to sell 5G telecommunications equipment in Canada, explains a new Global News report. Just a day after the UK became the latest member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence sharing network to ban the Chinese firm from its 5G equipment, Huawei Canada’s vice president of corporate affairs Alykhan Velshi said that the company hopes that the Canadian government ongoing 5G review doesn’t get caught up in US-China geopolitical conflict. “We see ourselves as being caught in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war. Canada is also unfortunately caught in the middle of it,” Alykhan Velshi, Huawei Canada’s vice president of corporate affairs, said in an interview on Wednesday. “That is ...
5G, Business, General, Huawei

Huawei Canada remains hopeful it can participate in 5G network deployment

Huawei Canada say that it is hopeful that it might still be able to participate in the rollout of 5G in the country, despite the challenges. The Canadian Press reports that the Chinese company says it is collateral damage in the Trump administration’s trade war with China. It remains hopeful that the federal government’s Huawei 5G security review will steer clear of political machinations by the Trump administration to undermine the company. “We see ourselves as being caught in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war. Canada is also unfortunately caught in the middle of it,” Alykhan Velshi, the vice-president of corporate affairs at Huawei Canada, told The Canadian Press. “That is the context in which a lot of announcements and de...