Anthony Lacavera, chairman and CEO of Globalive Communications Corp., is not surprised by incumbent tower/site-sharing and roaming agreement delays. But other new entrants – among them DAVE Wireless and Richtelecom – are more outspoken in their frustration.
Ontario’s interactive media industry – tagged as one of the province’s growth sectors – says the Ontario government is doing the right thing in providing a $100-million boost to tax credits, increasing funding to the Ontario Media Development Corporation and creating a new venture capital fund.
Industry Canada has rejected calls to use the traditional spectrum auction method for air-to-ground spectrum and will instead use its proposed sealed-bid, second-price auction process, known as Vickery. The spectrum in question will be used to offer high-speed Internet on domestic flights.
“Will the broadcaster portal survive?” This was the last question at the last session of the Interactive Exchange conference held earlier this month in Toronto. And while nobody yet knows the answer, broadcasters admit the learning curve is steep and difficult.