Another move that could affect the ongoing technological Cold War has been done when Canadian Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne made the announcement of Ottawa's "intention to prohibit the inclusion of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada's telecommunication systems."
With its cool climate, geographical location, and abundant, affordable sources of energy, Québec is an ideal location for data centers. Greater Montréal, in particular, has quickly become a key hub for data centers and cloud services in North America, with the demand for cloud services causing the number of data centers in the province to rise from 50 to 39.
Once complete, Topaz will run from Vancouver to the small town of Port Alberni on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and across the Pacific Ocean to the prefectures of Mie and Ibaraki in Japan. The cable will be ready for service in 2023, not only delivering low-latency access to Search, Gmail and YouTube, Google Cloud, and other Google services, but also increasing capacity to the region for a variety of network operators in both Japan and Canada.
The auction of spectrum licenses in the 3500 MHz band in Canada raised about CAD $8 billion. As per the results, small and regional providers have increased their spectrum assets by over 50% across the country.
Australia and Canada will look to further enhance ongoing joint efforts to combat unlawful telemarketing and spam under an agreement signed by the communications regulator of each country.
DZS announced that Vianet, a Sudbury, Ontario-based communications service provider, has selected its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to bring high-capacity broadband access networks to hundreds of residents of the Township of Carling, a traditionally underserved rural community in northern Ontario, Canada.
The governments of Canada and British Columbia recognize the important role access to high-speed Internet will have in economic recovery following the pandemic.
The Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM) has been subvented $20 million by the minister of economy and innovation in Quebec, Pierre Fitzgibbon, to support its applied research activities in digital technologies and its operations over the next five years.
Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science, and industry, announced the launch of the consultation on a policy and licensing framework for spectrum in the 3800 MHz band to support 5G and promote competition in wireless services. Licensing the 3800 MHz band will allow for the deployment of new technologies, which will lead to the creation of good jobs and new products and services for Canadians.
The government of Canada has finally decided to open the 6GHz band of spectrum that would triple the current amount available for Wi-Fi. This will lead to faster speeds and greater coverage.