While the Canadian government is busy collecting $8.9 billion dollars from its recent 3500 MHz spectrum auction, Nunavut is still 100 per cent dependent on satellites for its telecommunications, posing challenges with respect to services that are not reliable, stable, secure, nor affordable.
With a shift to a disaggregated access model anticipated by the Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC), Distributel Communications Ltd. CEO and CNOC chair Matt Stein, said Wednesday it is focused on determining how that model will play out.
Even if the Competition Bureau forces Shaw Communications Inc. to spin off its wireless Freedom Mobile brand as part of the bureau’s approval of the deal with Rogers Communications Inc., the level of competition will still diminish in the Canadian wireless market, according to one analyst.
The CRTC wants BCE Inc. to clarify why the company wants to make payments related to the removal of a markup on a certain service retroactive only to last month, instead of covering the five-year period stipulated by the regulator through its May decision to make permanent the 2016 rates for third-party aggregated wholesale access.
The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) Friday announced four new members have been elected to its board of directors. Hearst Connect general manager Tania Cossette, Novus Entertainment Inc. co-president and chief financial officer Chris Marett, Cooptel executive director Marie-Eve Rocheleau, and Total TV president Matt Stein have joined the board for a two-year term.
A would-be class-action lawsuit filed against BCE Inc. and the province of Ontario over “unconscionable” telephone rates for prisoners has been updated to make clearer who could be eligible class members and suggests neither Bell nor the province should benefit from the profits.