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5G, Bell, Carriers, News, Rogers, Telus

Rogers tops ranking as most trusted 5G network in GTA in Q4 2020: report

Rogers has topped the ranking as the most reliable 5G network in the greater Toronto area for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a new Umlaut report. The Toronto-based national airline received a score of 917 out of 1,000, according to the report, which was commissioned by Rogers. Vancouver-based national carrier Telus came in second with a score of 868 and Montreal-based Bell followed with a score of 856. The overall score is determined by ranking performance for standard consumer use cases, such as browsing popular websites, downloading / uploading content, and streaming video content. “As a major business center and the most populous city in Canada, GTA is a hotbed of technology and innovation and we are proud to bring th...
5G, Bell, Carriers, Featured, News, Rogers, Telus

Telus Ranked as Canada’s Fastest Mobile Operator for Q4 2020 – Report

Telus has been ranked as the fastest mobile operator in Canada for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the latest market analysis report from Ookla. The Vancouver-based national carrier, which also topped the rankings in Q3 2020, received a speed score of 87.88. To determine speed scores, Ookla measures the upload and download speed of each provider to rank overall network speed performance. Montreal-based national carrier Bell followed in second place with a score of 84.51 and Toronto-based national carrier Rogers came in third with a score of 73.05. The report highlights that among the major mobile service providers, Freedom Mobile had the lowest latency at 27 ms. Roger's flanker brand Fido followed with 28ms and Telus came in third with 29ms. Rogers and Bell comp...
5G, Manufacturers, News

Qualcomm Announces First 5G-Capable 4 Series SoC, the Snapdragon 480

Qualcomm is working to bring 5G connectivity to low-end devices with its new Snapdragon 480 chipset. The Snapdragon 480 marks the first time Qualcomm will ship a 5G-capable Series 4 system on a chip (SoC). Along with 5G, Qualcomm promises that the 480 will offer high- and mid-level features at an affordable price. First, the 480 features Qualcomm's Snapdragon X51 Modem-RF system with support for mmWave, Sub-6 in autonomous (SA) and non-autonomous (NSA) modes, Time Division Duplex (TDD), Division Duplex Frequency (FDD) and Dynamic. Spectrum sharing (DSS). These technologies allow for high-speed multi-gigabit connections, although Qualcomm did not share the speed that users might expect from the 480. Additionally, the Snapdragon 4...
5G, Samsung, Telus

Samsung’s 5G devices usher in the future of mobile network connectivity on Telus’ 5G network

This piece brings it to you Telus. If you're still dealing with the infamous buffering wheel while watching online videos, it might be time to consider upgrading your mobile device. With 2021 on the horizon, there is no excuse for endless buffering and slow loading of apps. But the faster speeds are just the beginning of how updating your settings can improve your smartphone experience. Smart devices have seen significant improvements in their processing power in recent years, but the next step forward isn't just how many pixels your device can represent or what games it can run. The fifth generation of cellular network and mobile Internet technology is finally here, and with it comes faster connection speeds, reliability, and more powerful devices. 5G: What is the problem? What d...
5G, Samsung, Telus

Samsung’s 5G device offerings usher in the future of mobile network connectivity on the Telus 5G network

This piece brings it to you Telus. Image Credit: Samsung Canada If you're still dealing with the infamous buffering wheel while watching online videos, it might be time to consider upgrading your mobile device. With 2021 on the horizon, there is no excuse for endless buffering and slow loading of apps. But the faster speeds are just the beginning of how updating your settings can improve your smartphone experience. Smart devices have seen significant improvements in their processing power in recent years, but the next step forward isn't just how many pixels your device can represent or what games it can run. The fifth generation of cellular network and mobile Internet technology is finally here, and with it comes faster connection speeds, reliability, and more powerful devices. 5G...
5G, Samsung, Telus

Samsung’s 5G devices usher in the future of mobile network connectivity on Telus’ 5G network

This piece brings it to you Telus. If you're still dealing with the infamous buffering wheel while watching online videos, it might be time to consider upgrading your mobile device. With 2021 on the horizon, there is no excuse for endless buffering and slow loading of apps. But the faster speeds are just the beginning of how updating your settings can improve your smartphone experience. Smart devices have seen significant improvements in their processing power in recent years, but the next step forward isn't just how many pixels your device can represent or what games it can run. The fifth generation of cellular network and mobile Internet technology is finally here, and with it comes faster connection speeds, reliability, and more powerful devices. 5G: What is the problem? What d...
5G, Samsung, Telus

Samsung’s 5G device offerings usher in the future of mobile network connectivity on the Telus 5G network

This piece brings it to you Telus. Image Credit: Samsung Canada If you're still dealing with the infamous buffering wheel while watching online videos, it might be time to consider upgrading your mobile device. With 2021 on the horizon, there is no excuse for endless buffering and slow loading of apps. But the faster speeds are just the beginning of how updating your settings can improve your smartphone experience. Smart devices have seen significant improvements in their processing power in recent years, but the next step forward isn't just how many pixels your device can represent or what games it can run. The fifth generation of cellular network and mobile Internet technology is finally here, and with it comes faster connection speeds, reliability, and more powerful devices. 5G...
5G, Apple, iPhone 12, News, Phones

IPhone 12 becomes the world’s best-selling 5G smartphone: report

The iPhone was crowned the world's best-selling 5G smartphone model in October despite a delayed launch, according to Counterpoint investigation. The iPhone 12 Pro was the second best-selling 5G model and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G followed in third place. The report describes that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro captured nearly a quarter of total 5G smartphone sales worldwide in October. The Huawei Nova 7 5G and Huawei P40 5G followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The Oppo A72 5G came in sixth place, while the Huawei P40 Pro 5G took seventh place. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, and the Oppp Reno 4 SE rounded out the top ten list.“There is a large pent-up demand for 5G upgrade, especially within...
5G, Carriers, News, Rogers

Rogers Begins Deploying Independent 5G Core Network in Four Cities

Rogers has announced that it has begun rolling out its independent 5G core network in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. "Considered the brain of the network, our independent 5G core propels us forward on our journey to bring the full potential of 5G to Canadians," said Rogers CTO Jorge Fernandes in a Press release. The Toronto-based national operator says the network, which is powered by Ericsson, will support future devices and chipsets as they become available. Canadian operators currently offer 5G service by adding 5G channels on top of their existing LTE core. With this latest move, Rogers is beginning to roll out its standalone 5G core network in these four cities, meaning the network is not dependent on an LTE core. R...
5G, Carriers, News

Vidéotron officially launches its 5G network in Montreal

Vidéotron has officially launched its 5G network, and the rollout will begin gradually in Montreal and then in other urban centers in Quebec. The operator says that 5G will become a vital economic engine for Québec businesses as it will allow them to enter new markets and create new products and services. "5G technology is opening the doors to a world of wonders and Videotron is very excited to embark on the path to this promising and exciting future, where technology will truly serve the daily needs and wants of our families and businesses," he said. Vidéotron CEO Jean François Pruneau said in a Press release. As announced last year, Vidéotron partnered with Samsung for the rollout of its 5G network. The company will provide the ...
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