Canada is indicating it might not compensate major telecom providers if the federal government bans Huawei equipment from 5G networks, setting up a potential fight over a bill that could hit C$1bn. Canada, under pressure from the United States to ban Huawei gear on security grounds, is studying whether to allow the firm into the country’s next-generation 5G networks.
BlackBerry has completed the redemption of all of its 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures (TSX: BB.DB.V) (the "3.75% Debentures") on September 1, 2020. None of the 3.75% Debentures were converted into common shares of BlackBerry prior to redemption.
BlackBerry has announced the amendment of the indenture governing its outstanding 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures to permit the optional redemption of the 3.75% Debentures prior to November 13, 2020.
BlackBerry Shareholder Dorsey R. Gardner has objected to BlackBerry's recently announced recapitalisation transactions, which he argues give rise to a clear conflict of interest as they involve Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and certain of its affiliates (collectively, "Fairfax")
Canada has launched a nation-wide exposure notification app to help inform Canadians when they may have been exposed to COVID-19, part of a broader effort to contain the virus as businesses and public spaces reopen across the country.
L-Spark has opened applications for a new MedTech accelerator program in partnership with Telus, BlackBerry, Solace, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).
While several countries in Europe have already released contact tracing apps using Apple-Google technology, Canada has announced that it has developed a new national contract tracing app that will also use the Apple-Google Exposure Notification API.
BlackBerry and Bell are teaming up to provide enhanced secure communications to business and government customers, delivering mobile security solutions to Canadian consumers and business customers.
Shares in BlackBerry dropped on Monday after being removed from Canada's bluechip stock index. Shares of BlackBerry were 6% lower at C$6.7 in morning trade.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was dealt a setback by a Canadian court on Wednesday as she tries to avoid extradition to the United States to face bank fraud charges, dashing hopes of an end to her 18-month house arrest in Vancouver.
The University of Windsor and BlackBerry have partnered to develop and deliver a cybersecurity curriculum for the University's Graduate Master's Program in Applied Computing.
A senior judge with the British Columbia Supreme Court in Canada has denied a media request to broadcast the extradition hearing of a Huawei executive wanted in the United States on fraud charges.