Canada’s wireless industry needs more spectrum and infrastructure and can’t let “unnecessary roadblocks get in the way of deploying the necessary infrastructure,” Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association president and CEO Bernard Lord said Tuesday.
With Netflix Inc. streaming accounting for an increasing amount of downstream traffic in Canada, executives from Sandvine Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. say customers should be better informed of their data usage.
TORONTO—Industry Minister Christian Paradis reaffirmed a government commitment to spurring competition in the telecom sector but remained mum on the specifics of spectrum auction rules and any changes to the foreign ownership rules in his first address in his new portfolio.
The CRTC announced Tuesday that it received an application from Blackburn Radio Inc. to add an FM transmitter in Wingham, Ont., to broadcast CKNX programming.
The CRTC has laid out an agenda for its high-stakes public hearing on vertical integration scheduled to start June 20.
New digital media products and services are “radically disrupting” the production, distribution, consumption and regulation of audio and audio-visual content, according to a new research paper released by the CRTC Monday.
Over-the-top programming services like Netflix could mean dire consequences for the Canadian broadcasting system, raising foreign programming costs for Canadian broadcasters and limiting their access to online rights, a CRTC-commissioned report released Monday said.