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CSIS director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks - The Globe and Mail

Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service director David Vigneault’s comments come as three of the country’s Five Eyes intelligence-sharing allies have barred wireless carriers from installing equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in the 5G infrastructure they are building to provide an even-more-connected network for smartphone users.

The United States, Australia and New Zealand have taken steps to block the use of Huawei equipment in 5G networks. Neither Canada nor Britain has done so.

On Monday, the head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, publicly raised security concerns about Huawei telecommunications being involved in his country’s communications infrastructure.......hostile states are targeting large companies and universities to obtain new technologies.....“Many of these advanced technologies are dual-use in nature in that they could advance a country’s economic, security and military interests,”......there are five potential growth areas in Canada that are being specifically threatened, including 5G mobile technology where Huawei has been making inroads...“CSIS has seen a trend of state-sponsored espionage in fields that are crucial to Canada’s ability to build and sustain a prosperous, knowledge-based economy,”...“I’m talking about areas such as AI [artificial intelligence], quantum technology, 5G, biopharma and clean tech. In other words, the foundation of Canada’s future growth.”.....Canadian universities are largely unaware how they are vulnerable to economic espionage and the threat of infiltration by unnamed state actors who would use their expertise to gain an edge in military technologies. Huawei has developed research and development partnerships with many of Canada’s leading academic institutions.....MI6′s Alex Younger said Britain has to make a decision about Huawei after the United States, Australia and New Zealand acted against Huawei..... 5G technology – which offers faster download speeds – poses a greater national security threat than conventional mobile technology......A ban would come as a blow to Canada’s biggest telecom companies, including BCE Inc. and Telus, which have given Huawei an important role in their planned 5G networks.....Scott Jones, the new head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, which is part of the Communications Security Establishment, rejected the idea of blocking Huawei, telling MPs that the country’s safeguards are adequate to mitigate against any risk.
5G  artificial_intelligence  China  CSIS  CSE  cyber_security  dual-use  espionage  Five_Eyes  Huawei  MI6  mobile  quantum_computing  spymasters  wireless  Colleges_&_Universities  infiltration 
december 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
How to Port Your Number and Switch to Public Mobile with an iPhone | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
We have one more line with Fido (an old $56/2GB unlimited nationwide plan) and after calling the retentions department, they offered the following plans to make us stay:

$50/3GB: $5/250MB overages; unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited international MMS/SMS, voicemail (lite), caller ID, call waiting
$45/2GB: same as above
Overall, the porting experience was seamless and easy, but do set aside some time to get everything done. It was nice to be able to port over online and not have to visit a store or deal with a human (which isn’t possible with Public Mobile, so get used to their forums).
wireless  Canada  Canadian  Fido 
may 2017 by jerryking
Strategies for cutting how much you pay for your wireless plan - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015
cost-cutting  wireless  Canadian  Canada 
may 2017 by jerryking
RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule
NOV 21, 2016 | | Macworld | By Ian Paul | Follow Contributor, Macworld |
Apple  accessories  wireless  digital_storage 
january 2017 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
30,000 orders for a gadget not yet built - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail (includes correction)

Published Wednesday, Jun. 19 2013
Wallace_Immen  start_ups  Kickstarter  wireless  videogames  challenges  connected_devices  wearables 
june 2013 by jerryking
Monique Maddy and Mobile Opportunities
WSJ | by Tom Petzinger Jr.

The whole package is priced for people making $200 a month. "Virtual phone service," the company calls it.
wireless  mobile_phones  Africa  trailblazers  HBS  women  entrepreneur  Tanzania  Thomas_Petzinger 
february 2013 by jerryking
Upwardly Mobile
February 2009 | | Mike Miner
mobile_phones  Canada  wireless  Anthony_Lacavera 
november 2012 by jerryking
Winning in Wireless

Can the industry learn to operate at one-third its current price levels? Companies will need to build businesses around key segments. The challenge: reducing churn among the customers who provide most of your profits.
mobile_phones  wireless  McKinsey  strategy  market_segmentation  customer_churn 
august 2012 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
Crovitz: 'Spectrum Auctions'—There's an App for That -
July 18, 2011 | WSJ | By L. GORDON CROVITZ

Spectrum Auctions? There's an App for That
It only took 50 years for the feds to realize that economist Ronald Coase was right.
L._Gordon_Crovtiz  economists  auctions  wireless  wireless_networks  Ronald_Coase  wireless_spectrum  Coase's_Law 
july 2012 by jerryking
Jobs in Wireless Industry Evaporate -
July 18, 2011 | WSJ | By ANTON TROIANOVSKI.

The U.S. wireless industry is booming as more consumers and businesses snap up smartphones, tablet computers and billions of wireless applications. But for the industry's workers, the story is less rosy....The disconnect between employment and industry growth reflects the broader head winds lashing the U.S. job market, as consolidation, outsourcing and productivity gains from new technology and business methods combine to undermine job growth.

At wireless carriers, leaps forward in smartphone and network technology haven't generally required increases in the call-center workers and salespeople that make up much of the wireless-telecom work force.

Those advances do show up, however, in skyrocketing productivity statistics. In 2009, the latest data available, the output per hour of wireless-carrier workers jumped 24.3%, more than in nearly any other service industry, according to a Labor Department report in May. Since 2002, output per hour in the industry has nearly tripled....the wireless boom is creating jobs in other industries and occupations, such as software development, publishing and media. Search giant Google Inc. GOOG +2.79% has said it is generating $1 billion a year in mobile-related revenue and will hire more than 6,000 people this year, including many to work on mobile products. Start-ups such as Twitter Inc., Foursquare Labs Inc. and Flipboard Inc., meanwhile, continue to grow at a rapid clip.
wireless  layoffs  productivity  Foursquare  Twitter  Flipboard 
july 2012 by jerryking
Wireless service a bad connection for business - The Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail

Published Saturday, Jun. 09 2012
crossborder  roaming  wireless 
june 2012 by jerryking
Mark Mills and Julio Ottino: The Coming Tech-led Boom -
JANUARY 30, 2012

The Coming Tech-led Boom
Three breakthroughs are poised to transform this century as much as telephony and electricity did the last....


In January 2012, we sit again on the cusp of three grand technological transformations with the potential to rival that of the past century. All find their epicenters in America: big data, smart manufacturing and the wireless revolution.
massive_data_sets  manufacturers  3-D  wireless  breakthroughs  epicenters  smartphones  mobile_applications  demographic_changes  Colleges_&_Universities 
february 2012 by jerryking
N.B. brothers look to bridge the rural-urban digital divide - The Globe and Mail
gordon pitts
MARKHAM, ONT.— From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Jan. 08, 2012
Gordon_Pitts  Xplorenet  New_Brunswick  rural  broadband  spectrum  wireless 
january 2012 by jerryking
Wireless upstart model failing, future grim: analyst - The Globe and Mail
Wireless upstart model failing, future grim: analyst
iain marlow
Globe and Mail Update
Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
wireless  Iain_Marlow  failure  Anthony_Lacavera 
november 2011 by jerryking
Mobilicity CEO steps down - The Globe and Mail
iain marlow — TELECOM REPORTER
Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
wireless  mobile_phones  Mobilicity  John_Bitove  CEOs  Iain_Marlow  Anthony_Lacavera 
november 2011 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
Free Texting Apps Are Threat to Wireless Carriers -
Published: October 9, 2011

Apple plans to introduce a new service called iMessage, which could quickly become the biggest fish in this pond. The service lets iPhone owners send messages with text, photos and video to other iPhone owners over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. The service, part of an update to Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, will automatically handle messages sent between iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users who have upgraded to the latest software.

The basic idea is the same with both old- and new-style messages: short bursts that pop up almost instantly on the recipient’s phone. But the path that they take is different. A text message is sent over cellular networks. Services like iMessage transmit messages over the carriers’ data networks and the Internet, much like e-mail. Cellphone customers pay for each text message or sign up for a texting plan, while the newer messages will fall under a customer’s wireless data plan.

Analysts say Apple is trying to duplicate the success of services like BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, a free application for BlackBerry smartphone owners that lets them send messages back and forth as in an instant-messaging conversation. It has engendered loyalty among BlackBerry users and has kept some from switching to an Apple or Android device.

“BBM is the stickiest feature of the BlackBerry experience, even more than e-mail,” said Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics who follows the wireless industry. “Once you have that, you are considerably less likely to switch away from the consumer experience. IMessage makes the whole iOS universe more valuable.”
text_messages  free  wireless  mobile_applications  Apple  social_messaging  messaging  Jenna_Wortham 
october 2011 by jerryking
Now is the time to switch wireless providers - The Globe and Mail
hugh thompson
Special to Globe and Mail Update
Published Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 6:00AM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011
wireless  mobile_phones 
september 2011 by jerryking
Google in Talks With InterDigital -
JULY 21, 2011 ANUPREETA DAS. Google in Talks With Wireless Patent Firm
google  mergers_&_acquisitions  M&A  wireless  patents  intellectual_property 
july 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
International SIM Cards, International Cell Phones, UK, Europe, BlackBerry
The Simple Choice

Whether you are traveling for business, leisure, or studying abroad,
Roam Simple offers international cell phone solutions that are
affordable, convenient, and simple to use.
travel  roaming  global  toronto  wireless 
june 2011 by jerryking
Technological Opportunities, Job Creation, and Economic Growth | The White House
June 28, 2010 | New America Foundation | Larry Summers. Opening
up spectrum creates a foundation for new private sector investment and
economic activity – in mobile broadband and a range of other high-value
uses – that would not have been possible without the coordinating and
organizing role of govt. But there is another reason why reforming
spectrum policy is important. Mancur Olson wrote about the tendency of
stable societies to become sclerotic as entrenched interests blocked
progress. Similarly, Alexander Gerschenkron commented on the advantages
of “economic backwardness”: Countries late to industrialize bypass-with
an open canvas-many of the dead ends and outdated practices that
encumbered early industrializers. Spectrum policy reform is important
because it addresses a cutting-edge area where we would be disadvantaged
because our early lead in developing and deploying technologies of
yesterday leave us ill-equipped for tomorrow's technological challenges.
Larry_Summers  wireless  wireless_networks  wireless_spectrum  Mancur_Olson  cronyism  job_creation  sclerotic  state-as-facilitator  leapfrogging  entrenched_interests 
july 2010 by jerryking
Review of Cisco's Valet, Wireless Router for Home -
MARCH 31, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By KATHERINE BOEHRET. Feeling at Home With a Router
Cisco  wireless  home_based 
april 2010 by jerryking
Wireless Carriers Look Beyond Phones For Growth -
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by Jeffry Bartash.
Wireless networks are not just for cellphones and laptops anymore.
Carriers are striking deals to supply Internet access for electronic
book readers, a satellite-navigation device as part of a mounting
effort by wireless carriers to tap fresh sources of growth as the number
of Americans without mobile phones shrinks. Industry executives and
analysts believe an array of devices - some that already exist and
others not yet invented - will eventually be connected to mobile
networks. Some devices that might fit into the category include cameras,
digital photo frames, mobile game devices e.g. Nintendo DS or even
aircards for autos.

There's also ample opportunity beyond the consumer market in areas such
as health care or energy - what Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe calls
machine-to-machine services. Wireless utility meters or wireless health
monitors are two such examples. "This is a great growth opportunity,"
Howe said.
wireless_networks  wireless  carriers  e-books  growth  e-readers 
november 2009 by jerryking
A cordless future for electricity? -
A cordless future for electricity?

* Story Highlights
* Wireless electricity may free laptops and phones from power cord chargers
* Researchers at MIT say new version of wireless electricity will be out in a year
* Technology converts electricity into magnetic field to send it through air
* Other types of wireless electricity are available now

updated 12:22 p.m. EDT, Wed September 2, 2009
technology  wireless  electric_power 
september 2009 by jerryking
Manning Innovation Awards - Award Recipients
Media Backgrounder
$25,000 Award of Distinction,
Sponsored by CanWest Global Communications Corp.
Wayd McNally, Sensor Wireless's Diagnostic and Risk-Management System
potatoes  wireless 
april 2009 by jerryking
Mapping a New, Mobile Internet
February 26, 2009 | BusinessWeek | by Stephen Baker

Sense Networks, led by the 35-year-old Skibiski, is a mere gnat in this
market. It's a services shop powered by five PhDs and a slew of
algorithms. Phone companies and advertisers provide Sense with raw data
on people's movements and behavior. Sense's mission is to transform
mountains of data into intelligence: what individuals will be most
likely to buy, or where they'll be when a craving hits.
Stephen_Baker  Sense_Networks  mobile  wireless  marketing  mobile_phones  geolocation  mapping  applications  geo-tracking  algorithms  PhDs  location_based_services 
april 2009 by jerryking
There's no business like your own business
Tuesday, April 17, 2007, The Globe and Mail, Page B10. Profile
of serial entreprenreur Jay Jordon by TERRENCE BELFORD, Special
self-employment  wireless  opportunistic  Guyana  opportunities  serial_entrepreneur  Terrence_Belford  immigrants 
march 2009 by jerryking

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