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.
At the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto this month, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Associations vice-president regulatory affairs, Eric Smith, moderated a panel titled “5G: Evolution or Revolution?”. Speakers included: Alexander Brock, Rogers Communications...
‘Fast and Steady’ Wins the Race: Canadian Wireless Networks Among World Leaders in Both Speed and Consistency
Canada is well recognized as having some of the fastest 4G wireless networks in the world. In addition to speed, however, another factor that contributes significantly to a user’s wireless experience is consistency. A mobile user may experience quick download speeds...
Canada’s low-band 600 MHz spectrum auction took place between March 12-April 4. Participants bid for 54 rounds and spent a total of $3.47B. Rogers acquired the most licenses at 52, Telus acquired 12, and Bell opted to acquire none. Xplornet purchased several East Coast licenses, while Iristel purchased spectrum that will extend its wireless services to Newfoundland. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) set-aside 43% of spectrum for new and regional players.
Federal Budget 2019 introduced a $1.7B Universal Broadband Fund to help deploy high-speed “backbone” to underserved communities. The budget also proposed a $1B broadband investment through Canada Infrastructure Bank. $117M was earmarked to help prepare Canada’s next-generation wireless networks. With private sector support, the government expects $5-6B will be invested in Canadian connectivity projects over the next 10 years.
5G Wireless Could Add $40 Billion in Annual GDP and 250,000 Permanent New Jobs to Canadian Economy by 2026, Accenture Report Finds
Commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and developed by Accenture Strategy, the report, “Fuel for Innovation – Canada’s Path In The Race To 5G,” found that the deployment of 5G networks across Canada will lead to the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs.