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The Wire Report - Covering Canadian Telecom and Media
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The Wire Report is the leading news service covering Canada's rapidly converging telecom and media sectors.

Our business news service dedicates its pages to the most important stories affecting these sectors and provides timely, exclusive coverage of business, technology, regulatory and policy developments for decision makers, policy analysts, consultants, regulatory and legal staff, financial analysts, news media and academics across the country.

Since the launch of The Wire Report at the start of 2010, this premium, online news service has quickly become the most authoritative and respected in its niche.

The Wire Report digs into important business, technology and competition issues. With an Ottawa office steps away from Parliament Hill and just across the river from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, we also keep a keen eye on regulatory developments at the CRTC, the Copyright Board, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, Industry Canada’s spectrum management branch, Canadian Heritage, and the House of Commons and Senate.

Our editorial team covers daily news but also conducts original, independent reporting on regulatory documents, data, interviews, and other sources. This leads to news stories that routinely scoop our competitors.

  • Here are some examples of stories The Wire Report reported first and exclusively:
  • "How do Shaw's decisions on Canwest, mobile look today?" (Dec. 7, 2015)
  • "Are apps the future of TV?" (Oct. 14, 2015)
  • "Terms of trade called 'effectively dead' after court decision (June 1, 2015)
  • "Prepare for 5G, says Huawei boss" (May 28, 2015)
  • "CRTC says public proceeding on new powers to levy fines not 'appropriate' (Feb. 4, 2015)
  • " 'Foolish' not to oppose government spectrum policy earlier: Telus lawyers" (Nov. 20, 2014)
  • "Rogers says 'several' business accounts break wireless code" (Nov. 18, 2014)
  • "Wireless code will deprive carriers of due funds: lawyer (Nov. 12, 2014)
  • "Wind looking to offer 3G roaming thanks to price cap" (June 8, 2014)
  • "CRTC’s consumer focus not at odds with industry: Blais" (April 2, 2014)
  • "Rules could stymie inquiry of telecoms’ info disclosure to government" (Feb. 10, 2014)
  • "Digital economy strategy finalized and ready for release, sources say" (Jan. 30, 2014)
  • "Pandora says it will not enter Canada under proposed 'per play' royalty rate" (Oct. 1, 2012)
  • “Bell has lost $2B on satellite TV distribution” (April 4, 2012)
  • “CBC can't meet new 2012 digital deadline, intends to ask for another extension” (Aug. 29, 2011)

The Wire Report's website represents the largest and only dedicated archive of its kind in Canada, with a searchable collection of news reports from 2000 to today.

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The Wire Report is owned by Hill Times Publishing Inc., which in late 2009 acquired the news service’s four historic titles, Canadian New Media (digital media), Network Letter (telecom), Canadian Communications Reports (broadcasting) and Report on Wireless (wireless).

Hill Times Publishing is an independent publishing company in Ottawa, Ont., which specializes in niche news services. The company also publishes The Hill Times, Embassy, Parliament Now and The Lobby Monitor.

The Wire Report Editorial Team

Anja Karadeglija is the editor at The Wire Report. She has a BA in political science and a bachelor's in journalism from Carleton University. Following a stint at the Brantford Expositor, she freelanced for publications including the Ottawa Citizen, iPolitics and Montreal weekly the Suburban before joining The Wire Report in 2013.

akarad@thewirereport.ca | @AnjaKaradeglija

Charelle Evelyn is a reporter at The Wire Report. She has a bachelor’s of journalism and a BA in music from Carleton University. Upon earning her degree, she worked for Ottawa-area weekly newspaper The EMC before striking out west to join the team at The Citizen, a daily newspaper in Prince George, B.C.

cevelyn@thewirereport.ca | @charelleevelyn

Ahmad Hathout is a reporter and copy editor at The Wire Report. He has a BA in political science and history from the University of Toronto and a master’s in journalism from Ryerson University. Prior to joining The Wire Report, he spent a summer as a business reporter at The Globe and Mail in 2015 and before that, was a writer and associate editor at Lexpert Magazine in Toronto. 

ahathout@thewirereport.ca | @ackmet

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