Canada

Regional Classification

Currency Code

CAD

ISO 3166 Code

CA

MCC

302

Calling Code

+1

ITU Member

Yes

ITU-R Region

Overview

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.

Canada is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-2. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch, and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.

Markets

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Mobile Network Operators

There are 12 mobile network operators servicing this region.

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Hardware Manufacturers

There are 1 hardware manufacturers operating in this region.

News & Developments

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Canadians are one step closer to 5G, the next evolution in wireless that will change the way they connect to the world around them. Today, Rogers announced a multi-year network plan that includes working with Ericsson, a North American leader in 5G deployment.

OTTAWA, March 19, 2018 – Today in Ottawa, an exciting new initiative was launched that will lay the groundwork for the first fifth generation wireless, abbreviated 5G, pre-commercial network platform in Canada with ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation).

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Huawei and Bell Canada, the country's largest communications company, today announced Bell's successful Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands utilizing Huawei's 5G-oriented Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology.

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) wireless network has delivered data speeds of a Gigabit per second (Gbps) in recent deployment testing, another network first for Canada's largest communications company.

Vancouver – On the heels of being named Canada’s Fastest Wireless Network by PCMag, TELUS continues to push the boundaries of wireless speeds in Canada. Last week, the company successfully completed the first test of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on indoor and outdoor live networks in Canada.

The Canadian telecoms ministry – Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) – has launched a consultation on a licensing framework for the auction of mobile spectrum licences in the 614 to 698 MHz (600 MHz) band, aiming to boost competition, investment and business opportunities in all regions of the country.

Vancouver – TELUS, Canada's fastest growing telecommunications company, and Huawei, one of the world's largest information and communications technology companies, achieved a significant breakthrough with the successful completion of a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform.

MONTRÉAL, June 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced it will launch an LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network to support the rapidly increasing use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) in Canada.

MONTRÉAL, April 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced its award-winning LTE wireless network is now the first in North America capable of delivering Quad Band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) service, offering customers access to the fastest mobile data speeds available. With the addition of 256 QAM technology, Bell is ready to deliver broadband speed of up to 750 Megabits per second.

Vancouver – As carriers around the world work towards developing the next generation of wireless technology, TELUS, Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, and Huawei, one of the world's largest telecommunications and ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers are a step closer to the future after successfully achieving wireless speeds of 29

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced North America's first rollout of Tri-band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network service, delivering mobile data speeds of up to 290 Megabits per second (Mbps).

Rogers has announced it is the first wireless carrier in Canada to enable next generation Category 6 LTE on its network today. Category 6 LTE-A brings download speeds up to 300 Mbit/s on compatible devices when they simultaneously connect to 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, bringing faster speeds. LTE-A was rolled out by Rogers back in October of last year.

SaskTel is pleased to have been able to acquire one block of 700 MHz spectrum for $7,557,000 as confirmed by today’s Industry Canada announcement regarding the outcome of the spectrum auction.  SaskTel however, is concerned that the overall outcome of the auction will not result in the effective use of scarce spectrum necessary to support improved 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) coverage in rural