CRTC prepares to release revised regulations for BDUs, TV, pay and specialty services

There will be no shortage of reading material this week for Canada’s broadcast regulatory lawyers. The CRTC is scheduled to release several decisions this week that will determine, among other things, new targeting advertising options for BDUs, public disclosure of financial data and issues related to Canada’s transition to digital broadcasting in 2011.

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Will video kill UC’s star? Choose carefully before making deployment decisions

Whatever you say about busi­ness technology today, you’ve got to admit one thing: It’s pretty impressive stuff. Whether you’re sending an instant message to your boss from an airport gate or collaboratively updating a presentation in real-time with your glob­ally scattered team, today’s tools allow us to do things we couldn’t even imagine a few short years ago.

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Nortel and LG demo enhances CDMA support for emerging LTE networks

Nortel Networks and LG Electronics’ 3GPP data transmission between an LTE and CDMA network proves that Ericcson got what it paid for when it bought Nortel’s wireless unit, say analysts, though this first standards compliant and active transmission will have little impact on Canada’s incumbent CDMA players, Telus Corp and Bell Canada Enterprises.

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Healthcare is video’s ultimate use case

When people think of communica­tions technologies – whether unified communications, wireless, or video – they are inclined to assume that the applications are “horizontal”, in that there is nothing industry-specific about them. But that isn’t true in healthcare, which is one reason why this industry is setting the bar for video. No one knows this better than Dr. Ed Brown, chief executive officer of the Ontario Tele­medicine Network (OTN), one of the largest telemedicine networks in world.

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