Category Archives: Telecom

China Mobile presses court for federal info to help fight national security case

OTTAWA — A Chinese state-owned telecom firm is pressing for disclosure of federal information to help the company fight Ottawa's order that its Canadian subsidiary be sold or shut down on national security grounds. During a Federal Court hearing Wednes...

Canada seeks deeper trade links with Taiwan, as part of new China strategy

OTTAWA — Canada's decision to pursue a foreign investment protection agreement with Taiwan, amid its ongoing tension with mainland China, was greeted Monday with widespread approval in trade and diplomatic circles. International Trade Minister Mary Ng ...

Canada, allies must confront China challenge united after two Michaels: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canada owes no debts to its allies, including the United States, for their help in standing up to China and bringing the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair to a close, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada and the U.S. resolved

China envoy says Kovrig, Spavor confessed to crimes, warns against rejecting Huawei

OTTAWA — China's ambassador to Canada says Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor confessed to crimes before their release from his country's prisons this past September.  Envoy Cong Peiwu also said Friday Canada will pay a price if it blocks Chinese teleco...

Chinese-controlled firm loses court bid to pause Ottawa’s divestment order

OTTAWA — State-owned China Mobile has lost a court bid for a temporary hold on Ottawa's order that its Canadian affiliate be divested or wound up over national security concerns. In a ruling made public Tuesday, Federal Court Chief Justice Paul

Chinese envoy urges Canada to approve Huawei for 5G, says concerns are U.S. ploy

OTTAWA — Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu is calling on the federal government to ignore "invented" warnings from the U.S. about the threat posed by Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Canada remains the only member of the so-called Five Eyes intellig...

Chinese envoy urges Canada to approve Huawei for 5G, says concerns are U.S. ploy

OTTAWA — China’s ambassador to Canada is calling on the federal government to ignore “invented” warnings from the United States about Huawei and allow the Chinese telecom giant’s participation in this country’s 5G networks. Ambassador Cong Peiwu made t...

CRTC says new technology will help fight spoofed telephone calls

OTTAWA — The federal telecommunications regulator says new technology will help reduce the frequency and impact of caller ID spoofing. Spoofing happens when a caller hides their identity by displaying fake or altered phone numbers on a call display whe...

BCE urges CRTC reject Rogers-Shaw deal, independents call for safeguards

GATINEAU, Que. — BCE Inc. urged the CRTC to reject Rogers Communications Inc.'s $26-billion proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. on Thursday, while independent operators have called for more safeguards. Speaking at the second-last day of heari...

Chinese telecom firm seeks stay of federal national security divestment order

OTTAWA — A state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm is asking a judge to pause a federal order to divest its stake in a Canadian subsidiary over national security concerns while broader arguments play out in court. After hearing submissions Wednesda...