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Huawei 5G ban likely ‘manageable’ for telecoms: analyst

A ban on technology from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in Canada’s networks would likely only affect future build outs for 5G, and as such wouldn’t be the billion-dollar financial hit some are predicting, according to Desjardins analyst Maher Yaghi. Yaghi said in a research note Friday afternoon that...

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Bell ends infringement suit against Videotron

BCE Inc. has dropped a $100-million lawsuit leveled against Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron for allegedly broadcasting CraveTV content without a licence. Bell Media vice-president of communications Scott Henderson said in an email that “an agreement has been reached with Videotron to make Crave available to...

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