Cable & Telecom

Huawei laying the groundwork for 5G; roundtable explores foundational issues

OTTAWA - Chinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies is leading the charge on 5G with much of the work being done here in Canada, an effort which is happening a little more than two years after Canadian wireless carriers began rolling out their 4G LTE networks across the country. The company hosted a gathering of academic researchers and industry stakeholders to discuss 5G on November 13 at its facility in the west end of Ottawa. While still likely a decade away, Huawei is taking 5G seriously with a planned investment of US$600 million by 2018 with the team in Ottawa...