The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has announced that 3650-4200 MHz band spectrum will be repurposed to promote rural connectivity and 5G deployment.
The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity for all Canadians. Yet as Canada’s network operators consistently invest billions to connect Canadians and upgrade their digital infrastructure, some people have voiced concerns about the effects of radiofrequency (RF) energy from wireless networks. Fortunately, scientists and academics around the world continue to show that these concerns are unfounded.
On January 12, former Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was sworn in as Canada’s new Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED).
This winter saw next-generation wireless service become available to Canadians across the country, with Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Videotron all operating 5G networks, and Shaw and Xplornet announcing plans for 5G rollouts later this year.
A fast and effective deployment of 5G wireless networks will play a key role in Canada achieving its climate change reduction commitments, according to a new report commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and developed by Accenture.
A new study by mobile analytics firm Opensignal finds that Canadian users enjoy the fastest 5G download speed experience in North America, and among the fastest 5G experiences in the world.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has announced a consultation for repurposing portions of the 3800 Mhz band for 5G services.
CWTA’s new 5G report explains how deploying 5G in Canada will bring important benefits for transportation, agriculture, energy and rural connectivity on a nationwide basis.
Like each generation of wireless technology that preceded it, 5G will bring enormous benefits for the economy and for Canadians’ quality of life. Given the misleading information being circulated about 5G, however, it is getting harder for non-experts to be sure of the facts. The CWTA and 5GCC have put together a short guide to help clear up common 5G safety myths and provide a starting point for those seeking information on the topic in Canada.
At the Canadian Telecom Summit on June 5, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced changes to the 3500 MHz spectrum band, as well as a planned consultation for a 2020 auction.