Organization: BCE Inc

Huawei benefits outweigh drawbacks for Canada’s 5G network, says veteran telecom expert

Canada can build its 5G networks wthout Huawei, but the Chinese telecom giant’s participation would likely improve innovation, price and delivery. A federal decision on Huawei’s potential role is expected soon. Meanwhile, Rogers Communications, which has partnered with Swedish equipment supplier Ericsson, lit up Canada’s first 5G network last week.

Bell pumps $5 million into university labs program

Bell Canada is spending $5 million to expand its Bell University Labs program in British Columbia and Alberta. The new funding is over five years and begins in 2004. The investment was announced by BCE Inc CEO Michael Sabia in a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, as part of a larger expansion of…

BCE enters final stage of convergence product dev’t

BCE Inc, Montreal, has entered the final stage of development for its ComboBox convergence product in collaboration with Toronto’s ExtendMedia Inc. The device will allow customers to explore optimized portals, receive email, use instant messaging, play games, watch and record programming and perform other functions by using a television, remote control and wireless keyboard. ExtendMedia…