TekSavvy challenges Cogeco’s network changes 

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. lodged a formal Part 1 complaint with the CRTC against Cogeco Inc., to address its concerns about Cogeco’s planned removal of facilities, potentially hindering competition and consumer choice in the telecommunications sector.

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Nuisance calls still plaguing 911 system, fining abusers proposed

Misuse of 911 continues to be a problem for emergency service providers across the nation. One Ontario mayor thinks fining abusers may be the remedy for the situation.

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Consortium seeks contingency for NG911 rollout in B.C. amid tight timelines

A consortium working toward the successful implementation of next-generation 911 (NG911) services in British Columbia submitted a joint application to the CRTC seeking schedule contingency for the transition to NG911.

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Cogeco Media to adopt Quickplay’s OTT platform

Cogeco Inc. is partnering with Quickplay to adopt their cloud-native OTT platform, the company announced in a Tuesday press release.

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CRTC’s vice-chair of broadcasting steps down

The CRTC’s interim vice-chair of broadcasting and commissioner for Quebec, Alicia Barin, stepped down from her position last week.

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ISED establishes fee structure for non-competitive local spectrum licences

The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has introduced a fee order for all spectrum licences issued through a non-competitive local licensing process.

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Champagne says planned telecom price hikes go against policy direction

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry is calling on Canadian wireless companies to abandon plans to increase their rates. François-Philippe Champagne released a statement to The Wire Report that noted while some progress has been made in lowering cell prices, Canadians pay too much and there is not enough competition in the marketplace.

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Terago appoints new CFO

Terago Inc.  announced the appointment of Jason Toledano as its new CFO, effective last Tuesday.

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SpaceX launches satellites for international coverage

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has launched a group of satellites which will facilitate its direct-to-cell services, it was announced Wednesday. The Falcon 9 rocket carried Starlink satellites which will allow several companies around the world to connect to the firm’s service. The rocket was sent up on Tuesday.

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