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Can telecoms cut through the blockchain hype?

The federal government said Friday it is “experimenting” with blockchain technology to create a public record of grants and contributions — an announcement that followed what seems to be a growing amount of hype over blockchain in the past year.    The technology that underpins surging digital...


Bell, Telus sign on to Ericsson’s TV platform

BCE Inc. said Thursday it has signed a deal with Ericsson AB to use its TV platform, following a similar announcement from Telus Corp. in December. Bell has used Ericsson’s Mediaroom IPTV platform on its Fibe TV since 2010, Ericsson said in the release, and will now use its MediaFirst platform on Fibe...

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