Cable & Telecom

CES 2022: Meta Materials poised to bring 5G performance inside buildings

By John Bugailiskis LAS VEGAS – Today’s 5G networks, particularly those running in the high-band spectrum, are specifically designed to work outside. Once 5G subscribers move inside they lose the signal. Since it is widely estimated more than 80% of all mobile data is consumed indoors, the ultimate success of rolling out 5G everywhere will hinge on overcoming this limitation. Currently for any indoor 5G network in mmWave spectrum to operate in a building, providers are limited to installing numerous expensive metal antennas to ensure consistent signal coverage. Fortunately, there is a promising alternative. Meta Materials, a smart materials and...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.