Rogers and MTS Allstream forge new relationship

Rogers Communications Inc. has inked an agreement with MTS Allstream Inc. that will see the Manitoba-based company launch a national wireless offering as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) under the Allstream brand. The two companies have also agreed to jointly build an HSPA network in Manitoba.

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Network management is essential, but shouldn’t be discriminatory: BitTorrent

BitTorrent Inc. has shot back at ISPs arguing that peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic is hogging the network and therefore requires them to perform application-specific throttling. In a letter to the CRTC, the company says that while “network management is essential to the preservation of Internet-based business models, it is our view that these management practices are not required to be, nor should they be, discriminatory in nature.”

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Create new agency to fix wireless regulation, says Hoey

Industry Canada’s close relationship with the wireless carriers and the CRTC’s willingness to turn a blind eye to the lack of competition in the mobile services sector needs to be reversed, according to a one of the country’s most outspoken telecom consultants. Speaking with Report on Wireless, Eamon Hoey says Canada needs a complete “rethink” to its wireless regulatory structure.

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