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Telus says it can manage a Huawei 5G ban after warning of costs, delay

The head of Telus Corp. says the company would be able to “adeptly” financially manage a change in supplier dynamics if the federal government moves to ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks. The comments come the same day the company’s risk assessment warned there could be a...


YouTube top source of mobile traffic: Sandvine

Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube makes up just over 35 per cent of worldwide mobile data traffic, making it the biggest download draw on phones by a wide-margin, according to Sandvine Corp.’s Mobile Phenomena Report released Monday. “YouTube is still the dominant video streaming application consumed on...

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