Investment in Next-Generation Wireless Networks is Key to Canada’s Economic Growth and Prosperity: Ghiz

May 10, 2022 – It is estimated that 5G wireless will contribute an additional $40 billion in GDP to Canada’s economy by 2026 and create an additional 250,000 fulltime jobs in the same period. 5G wireless technology will also help bridge the urban/rural digital divide and play a key role in helping other industries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This according to remarks given during a keynote address given today by Robert Ghiz, President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) at the Wireless World Research Forum’s Huddle 2022 event.
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SaskTel’s 5G network: Planning the future of fast

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May 9, 2022 – When it comes to communication and connectivity, the challenge isn’t to stay current; it’s to look to the future: to plan ahead in order to stay ahead. That’s why SaskTel is investing more than $1.4 billion in capital across Saskatchewan over the next five years to ensure that residents will be able to fully utilize emerging information and entertainment technologies. Simply stated, when fully deployed, 5G will enable your devices to do more, do it better and do it faster.
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5G is soon coming to your car

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May 7, 2022 – You might not realize it, but many modern vehicles on the road today are essentially computers on wheels. From multiple sensors to reduce emissions, to automated safety features and performance enhancements, roughly 50 different computer systems all help manage what’s going on under the hood and in the cabin. No wonder computer-chip makers and software companies are setting their sights on powering tomorrow’s vehicles. And just like any computer, it works best when it can communicate with other machines, which is why the latest in cellular technology, 5G, is making its way to vehicles.
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Bell open first edge computing site with AWS

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April 29, 2022 – Bell today announced the launch of the first public multi-access edge computing (MEC) with AWS Wavelength in Canada. Building on Bell's agreement with AWS, announced last year, together the two companies are deploying AWS Wavelength Zones throughout the country at the edge of Bell's 5G network starting in Toronto. Bell Public MEC with AWS Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of the Bell 5G network, closer to mobile and connected devices where data is generated and consumed. This enables software developers and businesses to take full advantage of the high speed and low latency of Bell's 5G network and the cloud with AWS to build innovative, low-latency solutions that leverage real-time visual data processing, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), advanced robotics, and much more.

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Rogers launches Canada’s first commercial 5G SA network

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March 29, 2022 – Rogers Communications has partnered with Ericsson to launch the first commercially-available 5G standalone (SA) network in Canada. The operator started to deploy its 5G standalone core network in December 2020. In October 2021, Rogers completed the rollout and received the country’s first device certification in October 2021 (for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro). This week, Rogers has turned on its next-generation service and is now offering it commercially.
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Global 5G

New report by InterDigital and Futuresource Consulting details new video opportunities transformed and catalyzed “only on 5G”

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May 3, 2022 – By 2027, 5G subscriptions are forecast to reach 4.4 billion globally, unleashing a massive consumer base demanding increasingly immersive experiences and wireless engagement made better by 5G. A recent report commissioned by InterDigital, Inc., a mobile and video technology research and development company, and written by market research firm Futuresource Consulting, examines the video innovations, emerging use cases, and immersive experiences made possible by the rollout of 5G networks and adoption of 5G services worldwide, and explores how video innovations and services might harness the advances in 5G networking technology.
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Qualcomm’s John Smee lays out path to 6G

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April 28, 2022 – Speaking at this week’s Brooklyn 6G Summit, Qualcomm’s SVP of Engineering John Smee took a bird’s-eye view at the 5G landscape and the evolution to 6G. He noted that 5G standardization work began with Release 15 and has now progressed through Release 16 and 17, which just finished. Release 17 moved into new technologies, such as non-terrestrial networks and the introduction of New Radio Reduced Capability (NR-RedCap) for the internet of things (IoT). NR-RedCap only needs 10 MHz bandwidth to achieve a data rate of 150 Mbps and can reduce the power consumption of IoT devices. It is expected to be adopted in places where power supply is unavailable and high-speed transmission is required. Smee considers the next phase with Releases 18, 19 and 20 as the “5G Advanced” era, culminating in 6G around the year 2030.

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There are now over 1000 commercially available 5G devices

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April 27, 2022 – The Global (mobile) Suppliers Association says the number of announced 5G devices rose by 3.2% in March 2022, bringing the total number to 1,334, 677 of which are mobile phones. Elsewhere in its ‘5G-Ecosystem Summary April 2022’ report, the GSA identified 24 form factors of 5G devices from 191 manufacturers. Acting something like a census of all the 5G enabled kit on the market, the GSA identified a total number of 1,334 announced products, with at least 1,000 are available to buy.

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