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John Roese has been named CTO at Nortel Networks Corp. with responsibility for the company’s overall research and development strategy and execution across all product portfolios. As well, he will have the task of working closely with the chief strategy officer on emerging technologies, market opportunities and strategic partnerships.
Canada’s wireless carriers should give serious consideration to advertising-supported content as a way to derive more revenue from their mobile data services, urges a new report from KPMG. The study, Consumers and Convergence, polled nearly 3,600 cell phone owners around the world, including 200 Canadians.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters is telling the CRTC that it should only exempt unicast mobile TV services – those offered over the cellular networks of Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and Telus Mobility – under its proposed exemption order for mobile television broadcasting undertakings.
David Farnes, VP of industry and regulatory affairs at the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, recently responded to the CRTC’s call for a new proposed exemption order for mobile wireless television services. In his submission, excerpted below, he says that by exempting the MobiTV-based services of the major wireless carriers under the 1999 New Media Exemption Order, the CRTC opened the door for a number of challenges to how it regulates all wireless video services.