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Cogeco bucks the cableco X1 trend with MediaFirst pick

telecom | 08/14/2018 6:28 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is going with MediaFirst for its first IPTV platform, a move that is an upgrade over its current TiVo offering but isn't likely to change much when it comes to its TV service subscriber trends, according to one analyst. The Montreal-based company’s decision...

Big Three face lawsuit over 911-location tech

telecom | 08/07/2018 4:05 pm EDT

A Colorado-based company is suing BCE Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. for allegedly violating its patents involving technology used to locate mobile phones for 911 service. TracBeam LLC filed a statement of claim in Federal Court in late July, stating that without its patented methods and systems, the three telecoms “would not have been able to comply with the CRTC’s mandate regarding E9-1-1 services and would not have been able to operate as a wireless carrier in Canada.” The patent in question involves methods and systems to provide location estimates for a...

No clear suitor for Corus assets after report of sale: analysts

Media | 06/13/2018 1:51 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. CEO Doug Murphy is refusing to comment on a media...

T-Mobile, Sprint tout merger as way to win race to 5G

telecom | 04/30/2018 3:34 pm EDT

T-Mobile US Inc. is looking to get ahead of the evolution to 5G with a play that would see it absorb...

4G will continue to dominate global connects in 2025: GSMA

telecom | 02/28/2018 3:18 pm EST

Despite indications deployment of 5G is being accelerated, a report from GSMA says 4G connections will still dwarf those of 5G into 2025. The Mobile Economy 2018 report, released Tuesday, noted...

U.S. IC chiefs issue warning against Huawei, ZTE devices

telecom | 02/16/2018 5:43 pm EST

The United States Senate Intelligence Committee heard from six high-ranking...

Freedom set to support older iPhones with spectrum rejig, deployment

telecom | 10/26/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it would move to redeploy existing spectrum in addition to deploying new spectrum to allow it to support older Apple Inc....

Dirk Woessner leaving Rogers

telecom | 07/18/2017 5:34 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s president of consumer business, Dirk Woessner, is leaving the company and...

Competition commish completes review of AT&T-TWC deal

Media | 05/11/2017 2:24 am EDT

Despite not operating in Canada, the country’s competition watchdog has reviewed the proposed merger of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Cable...

CRTC effectively bans most zero-rating in differential pricing decision

Media | 04/20/2017 8:04 pm EDT

As the CRTC banned most forms of differential pricing practices Thursday — including declaring that telecoms can’t pick and chose Internet content to zero-rate and...

5G wireless substitution ‘not in the cards,’ says Cogeco’s Audet

Media | 04/07/2017 8:14 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. CEO Louis Audet said Friday that he’s not concerned about customers substituting wireline Internet service with wireless with the advent of 5G, and that the company...

5G to arrive sooner after standards approval: AT&T

telecom | 03/20/2017 8:56 pm EDT

The rollout of 5G services will come sooner than expected after a wireless standards body agreed to accelerate the process for the deployment of the next-generation technology, according...

FCC won’t take action against zero-rating: Pai

Media | 02/03/2017 10:19 pm EST

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Friday it won’t “focus on denying Americans free data” going forward, as it ended its investigation into zero-rated offerings. New chairman Ajit Pai said in...

Zero-rated programs from vertically integrated providers may cause harm: FCC report

Media | 01/12/2017 10:00 pm EST

A branch of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had concerns with the differential pricing practices used by Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. as it...

AT&T testing streaming TV service over 5G

telecom | 01/04/2017 8:44 pm EST

AT&T Inc. will test how to use 5G technology to deliver its DirecTV Now streaming service to customers. “In the first half of 2017, we plan to conduct a trial in Austin where residential customers can stream...

Bell to test AT&T software platform for wireless traffic management

telecom | 12/16/2016 9:41 pm EST

BCE Inc. has signed on to test a platform developed by AT&T Inc. that would allow it to carry more, and better manage, traffic on its network. The software — called ECOMP or Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy — was built to power AT&T's new network, Bell said in a Thursday release. Bell joins France-based Orange SA as the first telecom companies to test the platform. It works by “virtualizing the network...

FCC dep’t engaging in ‘wild goose chase’ over zero-rating: commissioner

Media | 12/05/2016 10:08 pm EST

A branch of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is engaging in a “wild goose chase” by investigating a pair of companies’ zero-rating offers, according to one commissioner....

Limited handsets a concern as Wind rebrands: analyst

Media | 11/21/2016 9:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Wind Mobile will be rebranded as Freedom Mobile and its LTE roll-out will come sooner than expected in two cities, the company’s CEO said Monday. The move comes despite some analyst...

Media companies looking to MCNs to reach younger audiences

Media | 11/11/2016 9:17 pm EST

Multi-channel networks (MCNs) have carved out a space in the online video ecosystem in recent years, leading traditional broadcasters to move into MCNs as a relatively low-risk way to reach younger...

AT&T, Time Warner deal shows VI trending in opposite directions: analyst

Media | 10/24/2016 9:18 pm EDT

A potential merger between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. highlights a move by United States-based companies toward vertical integration, just as developments in Canada...

SVOD revenues to double by 2021: Juniper

Media | 07/19/2016 9:28 pm EDT

Subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD) revenues will double by 2021, as broadcasters and TV network providers look to enter the market amid a trend in cord cutting and shaving, according to a new report. Juniper Research Ltd. found that revenues from such services, including those operated by Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., will more than double in five years to $34.6 billion US, from $14.6 billion US this year. The report comes on the heels of Netflix’s second-quarter earnings report on Monday. The streaming service said it gained 1.7 million...

Facebook, AT&T defend differential pricing in CRTC review

Media | 06/30/2016 8:23 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. and AT&T Inc. have waded into the CRTC’s review of differential pricing practices, arguing that the commission should allow carriers to offer zero-rated services...

AT&T closes Quickplay deal

telecom | 06/30/2016 8:13 pm EDT

AT&T Inc. has finalized a deal to purchase a Canadian video-streaming platform, the company announced Tuesday. The American telecommunications company announced in May its intention to purchase...

What does the growth of video-game streaming mean for TV?

Media | 06/17/2016 5:32 pm EDT

Millions of people tuned into live broadcasts of the electronic entertainment expo (E3) this week on Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube and Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch.tv. It’s an event whose...

Stingray responds to lawsuit, says allegations ‘not material’

Media | 06/08/2016 4:16 pm EDT

A Canadian digital music company has responded to a lawsuit containing allegations that it infringed on the patents held by a U.S.-based digital music distributer. Pennsylvania-based Music Choice, a multi-platform video and music network, filed a complaint for patent infringement in a Texas...

AT&T to acquire Canadian video-streaming platform

telecom | 05/16/2016 9:14 pm EDT

AT&T Inc. announced Monday its plan to acquire Toronto-based Quickplay Media Inc., a video-streaming platform provider, to support its incoming DirecTV streaming offers....

Apple gathers support in FBI dispute

telecom | 03/04/2016 9:14 pm EST

Major tech companies have filed documents with the U.S. courts in support of Apple Inc.'s position against creating a workaround for investigators to access encrypted information on an iPhone connected with the Dec. 2 attack...