The auction of spectrum licenses in the 3500 MHz band in Canada raised about CAD $8 billion. As per the results, small and regional providers have increased their spectrum assets by over 50% across the country.

Read more: Canada's spectrum auction ended 'high' with still 'low' competition

DZS announced that Vianet, a Sudbury, Ontario-based communications service provider, has selected its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to bring high-capacity broadband access networks to hundreds of residents of the Township of Carling, a traditionally underserved rural community in northern Ontario, Canada.

Read more: Vianet selects DZS in delivering reliable broadband to rural Canadians

The Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM) has been subvented $20 million by the minister of economy and innovation in Quebec, Pierre Fitzgibbon, to support its applied research activities in digital technologies and its operations over the next five years.

Read more: Fitzgibbon confirms $20 million in financial support for CRIM

Huawei’s CFO case in Canada has posed a lot of controversy for almost 3 years, given the unusual arrest and the long extradition proceeding reflecting political tension between the United States and China. Telecom Review caught up with Richard Kurland, attorney at law in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, who explained in depth the progress achieved thus far in the case of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and shared his insights into the political interference in the case.

Read more: Huawei CFO case: New information and evidence revealed