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Trudeau urged to probe Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s role in Canada - The Globe and Mail
ROBERT FIFE , SEAN SILCOFF AND STEVEN CHASE
OTTAWA
PUBLISHED MAY 27, 2018

Andy Ellis, now chief executive of ICEN Group, said the Prime Minister should assemble a team of deputy ministers and top security officials to examine what − if any − threat that Huawei poses in its drive to scoop up and patent 5G technology that draws heavily on the work of Canadian academics.

“If I was Mr. Trudeau, I would say I want all of you in the intelligence community to tell me the length and breadth of what is going on here and to recommend to me some actions that mitigate it … [and] if we are at risk,” he said in an interview Sunday.
5G  Canada  Canadian  security_&_intelligence  telecommunications  China  Chinese  cyber_security  Justin_Trudeau  Huawei  intellectual_property  threats  patents  Colleges_&_Universities 
may 2018 by jerryking
5G Wireless Will Redraw the Wireless Industry Map: Who Stands to Lose? - WSJ
March 25, 2018 | WSJ | By Christopher Mims.

Key takeaways:

• 5G will take a long, long time to deploy into urban areas, and even longer in rural areas

• Wireless network operators are going to spend untold billions creating the foundation for the future of wireless broadband networks

• 5G is The Final Solution for broadband wireless, finally delivering the promise of 3G and 4G through breaking the linkage between network capacity and network coverage.
5G  telecommunications  wireless  wireless_networks  wireless_spectrum  wireline  generational_change  Christopher_Mims 
march 2018 by jerryking
Harper wanted wireless competition. All he got was grief -
Sep. 09 2013 | The Globe and Mail | by Konrad Yakabuski.

Ottawa has had every good reason to seek to inject competition into Canada’s wireless sector. Our trio of telecommunications conglomerates have behaved as any loosely regulated oligopoly would, effectively eliminating consumer choice with identical pricing and straitjacketed product offerings. They have deftly split the Canadian market equally among themselves, ensuring heady profit margins. As far as Rogers, Bell and Telus are concerned, the status quo is heaven....Pity Mr. Harper. He has nothing to show for five years of attempts to spur competition in Canada’s wireless sector except the ire of corporate Canada and thousands of Rogers, Bell and Telus employees. Consumers, a diffuse constituency, were never going to reward the Conservatives for lower cellular prices. (As if they’d let that determine their vote.) But you can bet employees of the Big Three will remember the summer of ’13 when they next go to the ballot box.
Konrad_Yakabuski  wireless  telecommunications  oligopolies  Verizon  constituencies  Corporate_Canada 
september 2013 by jerryking
Evidence of Huawei Spying, Former Intelligence Chief Says
July 19, 2013 | By REUTERS

Michael Hayden, also the former head of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), said in an interview with the paper that Huawei had "shared with the Chinese state intimate and extensive knowledge of the foreign telecommunications systems it is involved with".

"I think that goes without saying," he was quoted as saying.
espionage  China  Huawei  cyber_security  security_&_intelligence  spymasters  telecommunications  Michael_Hayden  NSA 
july 2013 by jerryking
New Competitors Join Fray In British Telecom Market - WSJ.com
October 14, 2003 | WSJ |By DAVID PRINGLE | Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Tesco  United_Kingdom  telecommunications 
march 2013 by jerryking
David Isenberg Sees Smart Business Model In 'Stupid Network'
February 20, 1998 | Wall Street Journal p. B1 | by THOMAS PETZINGER JR.

Dr. Isenberg worshipped the émigré biologist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, a Nobel laureate and friend of his family. "If you're going to fish," the old scientist told him, "use a big hook." . . .

Picture of
David Isenberg by Elliot Banfield
Used with permission of Elliot Banfield
AT&T  telecommunications  free  disruption  Thomas_Petzinger  Nobel_Prizes  contrarians  Bell_Labs  George_Gilder  business_models 
march 2013 by jerryking
Europe’s Lycamobile plans Canadian foray - The Globe and Mail
Jul. 23 2012 | The Globe and Mail | by Rita Trichur.
European telecommunications provider Lycamobile is planning to shake up Canada’s $18-billion wireless market with a new service aimed at immigrants and other ethnic consumers who regularly talk and text with family and friends living overseas.
telecommunications  globalization  wireless  immigrants  ethnic_communities  MVNOs 
july 2012 by jerryking
An Entrepreneur's Journey in Africa -
12/6/2004 | HBS Working Knowledge | by Cynthia Churchwell.
HBS MBA Monique Maddy, who started and then closed a telecommunications business in Africa, has interesting insights into the challenges of entrepreneurship in developing countries.
HBR  HBS  Africa  mobile_phones  telecommunications  entrepreneur  developing_countries 
june 2012 by jerryking
Telecom scandal shakes India’s most beloved industry - The Globe and Mail
iain marlow
NEW DELHI— From Thursday's Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
corruption  scandals  India  telecommunications  wireless 
november 2011 by jerryking
When Sir Terry talks...
Wahl, AndrewView Profile. Canadian Business80. 19 (Sep 24, 2007): 15.

Ottawa-based telecom equipment magnate, Terry Matthews, was in fine form under the high ceilings of the Vancouver Club recently, where he introduced CounterPath, his newest corporate creation, to an audience of a few dozen high-net-worth individuals, financial players and other business contacts. Another in a series of Matthews' businesses that target the shift in telecommunications toward Internet protocol standards, CounterPath makes voice-over-IP softphones and sells them to telecom service providers and equipment makers. In a complex transaction this summer, Vancouver's CounterPath acquired NewHeights, an Ottawa-based softphone firm co-founded by Matthews' 34-year-old son, Owen. He called the new CounterPath one of the most important companies he is ever been involved in.
Terry_Matthews  ProQuest  profile  telecommunications  CounterPath  VoIP 
october 2011 by jerryking
Should I Drop My Landline?
With the introduction of unlimited airtime residential cellular
services you might be pondering over the idea of going completely
wireless for your residential telephone needs. As a landline owner you
might pay somewhere between $25 and $45 a month (or more) for a wired
telephone line into your home along with a few extra features such as
call waiting and call display.

With the recent introduction of services like CityFido in the Greater
Vancouver Regional District, the Greater Toronto Area, and the Greater
Montréal area, many people are now thinking over the idea of keeping
their existing residential phone number but dropping the landline in
favour of using their cell phone for both their residential and cell
phone needs. In theory this makes a lot of sense, but before you decide
to go completely cellular you should consider the points below.
telecommunications  telephones  land-lines  wireless  cord-cutting 
july 2011 by jerryking
Data Networks Force Wireless to Find New Income - NYTimes.com
May 15, 2011 | NYT | By JENNA WORTHAM
Microsoft's acquisition of Skypecould accelerate the change
whereby wireless carriers' current practice of funneling voice and data
traffic over two separate networks is consolidated such that all mobile
services, incl. text msgs. & voice & video calls,
travel over data networks....Wireless carriers are looking for new ways
to make money based on mobile broadband & apps, rather than voice
minutes....It is not just Skype that the wireless cos. need to worry
about. A bevy of mobile messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Kik, GroupMe
and textPlus, allow people to send msgs. over data networks,
sidestepping the cost of sending and receiving standard text
msgs....Carriers already must deal with many new competitors like Apple,
Facebook and Google are making services available that traditionally
only carriers could offer. Google, like Skype, offers ways to make free
phone and video calls over the Internet. Apple lets iPhone owners make
video calls.
Skype  Apple  Facebook  Google  disruption  mobile_applications  mobile_phones  telecommunications  Microsoft 
may 2011 by jerryking
Wave Goodbye to Traditional Telcos
November 10, 2010 | Jam Side Down | Mart Manley. A third
wave is about to hit the telecommunications industry....this third wave
is the rise of the mobile internet platforms. There are three: Apple,
Google, and Facebook. Their different competencies and interests give
them radically different views of the future of voice calling. And all
three are likely to contribute to a much, much better mobile telco
infrastructure -- although we are unlikely to call it that.

The rise of mobile platforms spells the end of the phone call.
telecommunications  disruption  mobile_phones  mobile_applications  Apple  Google  Facebook 
november 2010 by jerryking
Case Study: Sometimes the Market Tells You What It Needs
Jan 10, 2006 | WSJ | Paulette Thomas. .Patrick Martucci
leapfrogged to increasingly challenging jobs across the telecom
industry, setting up distn. channels, running sales depts. An
opportunity arose when he worked at a company that provided maintenance
on Rolm phone equip.. Martucci pitched J.C. Penney, which, after a
trial, offered the maintenance contract for the entire retail chain's
phone service. But his company handled only Rolm equip.in specific
geographies, not the full sprawl of a retailer with a mishmash of phone
sys. Martucci saw what could have been "a $10 M contract go to $1.5 M"
THE SOLUTION: From Chicago, he launched United Asset Coverage, which
would informally stitch together a network to fix anyone's office equip.
-- no matter the brand nor the place, a managed-care approach to the
frustrating world of office-machine maintenance. Martucci told a small
VC fund. "It's a $36 B marketplace & I'm familiar with it,". They
invested a total of "a couple million" $.
voicemail  entrepreneur  opportunistic  maintenance  product_launches  telecommunications  disorganization  retailers  J.C._Penney  managed-care  demand-driven  customer-driven  case_studies  nationwide 
october 2010 by jerryking
Skype teams up with Avaya to broaden corporate exposure
Sep. 30, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Iain Marlow — Telecom Reporter
Skype  Avaya  telecommunications 
october 2010 by jerryking
A telecom philosopher? More a lover of sure bets -
Oct. 09, 2010 | The Globe & Mail | IAIN MARLOW — TELECOM REPORTER
telecommunications  Rogers_Media  Nadir_Mohamed 
october 2010 by jerryking
Google takes aim at re-wiring Internet
Feb. 11, 2010 | The Globe & Mail | by Iain Marlow. It's
an attempt, rather, to show exactly what's possible on the Net, with
speeds up to 200 times faster than most Canadian Web surfers enjoy.
Google said yesterday it will build a super high-speed,
fibre-to-the-home broadband Internet connection for up to 500,000 U.S.
households.
Google  telecommunications  ISPs 
february 2010 by jerryking
globeandmail.com - When his salary stopped, his new life began
February 4, 2009 G&M article by TENILLE BONOGUORE profiling
Greg McGivery, wo wa slaid off in September and started
his own business, E2E Consulting, to help businesses reduce their
telecommunications bills. If he can't find them savings, they don't pay
him.
entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  small_business  telecommunications  personal_economy 
february 2009 by jerryking

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