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CNOC calls for fibre resale relief in TekSavvy complaint against Rogers-Quebecor divestiture arrangement

telecom | 02/01/2023 9:42 am EST

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada has rowed in behind a Part 1 application from TekSavvy Solutions Inc., which alleges that the array of off-tariff agreements (OTAs)...

Maritime provinces experience brief 911 outage

telecom | 01/31/2023 4:28 pm EST

The provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island were briefly without 911 service Tuesday. Authorities report service was restored after roughly an hour. The outage occurred at 8 a.m. local time. BCE Inc. subsidiary Bell Aliant said the disruption only...

ISED releases results of residual spectrum band auction

telecom | 01/27/2023 4:19 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has...

CRTC demands info on MVNO negotiation process

telecom | 01/27/2023 1:33 pm EST

The CRTC is asking a number of incumbent telecom companies to report back to the regulator with an update about the ongoing mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)...

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choice

Media | 01/26/2023 11:48 am EST

All eyes are on Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, who is the last line of defense for...

TekSavvy application: a test for new-look CRTC and competition landscape?

telecom | 01/24/2023 12:18 pm EST

Is last week's Part 1 application from TekSavvy Solutions Inc. a last minute, Hail Mary pass attempt at blocking the all-but assured blockbuster merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Globalive seeks to become national carrier by buying Manitoba spectrum

telecom | 01/23/2023 2:59 pm EST

Frustrated in its attempt to buy Freedom Mobile back from Shaw Communications Inc., Globalive Capital Corp. has announced it wants to acquire Manitoba spectrum licences from...

Telecoms file briefs on service fees for radio equipment

telecom | 01/20/2023 4:26 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding...

Rogers-Quebecor TPIA arrangements in Shaw merger violate Telecom Act: TekSavvy to CRTC

telecom | 01/19/2023 3:00 pm EST

One of Canada’s largest wholesale-based internet...

CRTC lifts telecom ban on Lixo Toronto property

telecom | 01/13/2023 3:08 pm EST

The CRTC has lifted a prohibition on service to a Toronto multi-dwelling unit (MDU) owned by Lixo...

CRTC has collected more money than it can distribute for Broadband Fund: Bell

telecom | 01/09/2023 5:03 pm EST

BCE Inc. filed an application with the commission to review and vary its...

Bell and Snapchat launch Raptors immersive experience 

Media | 01/06/2023 2:59 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Friday that the company was partnering with Snap Inc....

Konrad von Finckenstein named to Order of Canada

Media | 01/04/2023 4:54 pm EST

Former CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada. The honour...

CRTC approves interim rates for Rogers 1.5 Gbps aggregated TPIA service speed

telecom | 01/04/2023 4:54 pm EST

The CRTC approved, on an interim basis, a monthly rate of $49.06 for Rogers...

Quebec hotel company keeps exempt BDU status, despite protests of Quebecor and Bell

Media | 01/04/2023 4:47 pm EST

The CRTC has denied Quebecor Inc.’s request to sanction Coopérative de câblodistribution Hill Valley, and to remove it from the list of exempted broadcasting distribution...

UPDATED: Rogers comes out victorious in competition challenge over Shaw buyout

Media | 12/30/2022 12:34 am EST

Canada’s Competition Tribunal is dismissing the Commissioner of...

Far North does not need special consideration, Telus tells CRTC

telecom | 12/13/2022 6:15 pm EST

Telus Corp. told the CRTC that it is not charging more for the services it...

Heritage committee finishes clause-by-clause study of C-18

telecom | 12/09/2022 5:03 pm EST

The House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage finished...

CBC to stay in Bill C-18

telecom | 12/06/2022 6:29 pm EST

Despite concerns about CBC/Radio-Canada muscling private media out of competition for advertising dollars in the news sector, the House of Commons Heritage committee defeated a Conservative amendment and will keep the public broadcaster included in the Online News Act.  Under the act, also known as Bill C-18, CBC will still be able to bargain with tech platforms for remuneration after the Liberal MPs on the committee, with support from the Bloc Québécois, defeated the Conservative move to cut CBC out of the bill. ...

Rogers presents experts as Tribunal hearings edge toward end

telecom | 12/02/2022 2:54 pm EST

A retired Queen's University economics professor believes that the CRTC has...

Bell accuses Videotron of not paying 911 fees

telecom | 12/01/2022 4:55 pm EST

BCE Inc. subsidiary Bell Canada is accusing Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron division of reneging on its...

Videotron more effective owner of Freedom than Shaw, expert testifies

telecom | 11/29/2022 2:38 pm EST

An expert witness for Shaw Communications Inc. took issue Monday with...

Rogers-Shaw integration should be completed within three years, Tribunal told

telecom | 11/25/2022 12:10 pm EST

The integration of Shaw Communications Inc. properties into the network of...

Senate won’t define discoverability in Online Streaming Act definitions

Media | 11/24/2022 5:11 pm EST

Supporters and opponents of the Online Streaming Act alike have their eyes...

On outages, Rogers exec calls for ‘regulatory humility’ at CRTC

telecom | 11/23/2022 2:37 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA – When it comes to CRTC chair Ian Scott's Monday announcement of the regulator's upcoming proceeding on network outages, Rogers Communications Inc.’s chief regulatory officer Ted...

Hockey broadcasters win fresh site-blocking order

telecom | 11/23/2022 7:43 am EST

The start of another hockey season brings another federal court site-blocking order for a trio of telecom...

Freedom stronger under Shaw than Videotron, Tribunal hears

telecom | 11/16/2022 1:26 pm EST

Freedom Mobile is less likely to be a strong national player under Quebecor...

Supreme Court declines to hear three telecom appeals

telecom | 11/10/2022 4:17 pm EST

In a series of rulings issued on Thursday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed appeals in three cases involving telecom companies.  In the first case, Marjorie Nelson sued Telus Corp. in a class action suit regarding wireless customers who cancelled their...

July outage, Shaw financing costs, to blame for Rogers profit drop

telecom | 11/09/2022 5:24 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s profit fell 24 per cent for the three months...

Freedom Mobile sales hurt by merger uncertainty, dealer says

Media | 11/09/2022 10:52 am EST

Service and sales improved when Shaw Communications Inc. bought Wind Mobile...

Heritage Committee hears final witnesses on Online News Act

Media | 11/04/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Canada’s Online News Act could serve as a template for countries around...

Bell mopped up customers switching from Rogers in Q3

Media | 11/03/2022 6:15 pm EDT

BCE Inc. reported what it said were record subscriber additions in the third quarter of 2022, according...

PIAC wins partial victory as CRTC extends basic skinny proceeding

Media | 10/27/2022 3:11 pm EDT

The CRTC announced Thursday it was extending the deadline for interventions of its proceedings into the price of basic television service. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

ISED’s non-competitive licensing framework provides needed flexibility for regional players: expert

telecom | 10/26/2022 3:34 pm EDT

WINNIPEG-One of Canada’s leading experts in spectrum policy says ISED is finally opening up good chunks of spectrum to be used for rural, remote and Indigenous connectivity...

Rogers, Shaw, accused of fishing expedition over Bell, Telus, subpoenas

Media | 10/20/2022 12:37 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. have accused Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC allows for use of hosted call handling solutions sites in the NG911 networks

telecom | 10/17/2022 5:24 pm EDT

The CRTC determined that 911 governing authorities can designate...

Wholesale HSA service not needed in Far North; LEOs will do: Northwestel

telecom | 10/12/2022 4:59 pm EDT

There’s no need for BCE Inc.’s Northwestel to introduce wholesale...

PIAC and Telus support Bell’s review and vary over wholesale roaming services, Videotron disagrees

telecom | 10/07/2022 3:32 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Telus Corp. are calling on the CRTC to accept BCE Inc.’s request for a Part 1 review and vary on a May 22 letter over wholesale...

Four telecoms seek increase in basic TV service price, CRTC seeks comments

telecom | 09/28/2022 5:19 pm EDT

Four telecom companies are asking the CRTC to increase the price of basic...

Cell phone, internet service still out in many parts of Atlantic Canada

telecom | 09/26/2022 5:27 pm EDT

Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec last...

Bell files review and vary over Videotron pole access decision

telecom | 09/23/2022 5:45 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada has filed a Part 1 review and vary application over a CRTC decision imposing fines of $7.5 million for denying Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron access to poles.  The commission ruling came down in June. Bell maintains there are several errors...

Bell introduces gigabit 8.0 in areas of Toronto

telecom | 09/20/2022 3:02 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is introducing a new speed tier to its North American customers and subsequently filed a new...

Bell launches new proceeding against pirate streamers 

Media | 09/16/2022 5:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has once more gone to the federal court seeking an injunction against a number of unidentified, John Doe pirate streamers.  In a statement of claim filed with the court on Thursday, Bell...

Bell will fold EBox into Distributel: Bell CFO

telecom | 09/13/2022 6:15 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is planning to maintain recently acquired Distributel Ltd. as a standalone company, but will...

OneSoccer has “limited appeal” to Canadians, Rogers tells CRTC in carriage dispute

Media | 09/09/2022 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is arguing to the CRTC...

Judicial review of Québecor-Bell undue preference dispute over sports packaging dismissed by court

Media | 09/09/2022 3:31 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal found that the CRTC was correct in allowing Québecor Inc. to bring forward an undue preference complaint against BCE Inc. over sports packaging,...

Champagne announces network sharing agreement following Rogers outage

telecom | 09/07/2022 4:35 pm EDT

Wednesday Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe...

CRTC approves CISC working group report on location technology

telecom | 09/02/2022 5:06 pm EDT

Friday the CRTC approved a report from the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) regarding handset-based location technology. The report itself came from CISC’s Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG). Locating an emergency is a vital part of the data needed by...

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

In the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one...

CRTC approves 988 crisis number, won’t start until next year

telecom | 08/31/2022 4:57 pm EDT

Following months of discussion, the CRTC has finally implemented the use of...

Bell tries again to stop Videotron’s ‘permanent roaming’

telecom | 08/30/2022 4:56 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has filed a review and vary application seeking to overturn a May...

Federal government increases connectivity in Quebec and Ontario 

telecom | 08/26/2022 5:06 pm EDT

The federal government announced two projects on Friday that will increase...

CRTC puts out request for information on wholesale wireless 

telecom | 08/24/2022 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued a request for information from the incumbent wireless carriers and their wholesale competitors on wholesale wireless and roaming access. The Aug. 19 letter poses eight questions to the ILECs and seven to the competitors. The move comes over a year...

TV revenues recover while radio continues decline: CRTC report

Media | 08/23/2022 5:03 pm EDT

Television revenues are rebounding from the pandemic slump while revenues...

CRTC investigating Northwestel outage in Nunavut

telecom | 08/22/2022 2:52 pm EDT

The CRTC is once again dealing with a service outage from a major carrier, in this case BCE Inc. property...

OUTtv licence renewed, becomes must-offer in English Canada

Media | 08/18/2022 5:05 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC renewed the licence of OUTtv Network Inc. for five years...

Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

Media | 08/17/2022 6:52 pm EDT

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate...

Bell MTS continues to experience outages in Manitoba

telecom | 08/16/2022 4:59 pm EDT

BCE Inc. property Bell MTS had an outage on Monday that cut off internet and television services to...

Big 3 fight back against ISED’s efforts to protect wholesale regime

telecom | 08/11/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Submissions to the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic...

PIAC, pensioners want cabinet to overturn CRTC’s CBC licence renewal

Media | 08/05/2022 3:45 pm EDT

The National Pensioners Federation and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

Bell revenues up, profits down as company releases Q2 numbers

telecom | 08/04/2022 3:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced revenues of $5.86 billion for the second quarter of 2022 Thursday, a jump of 2.9 per cent over the figures for a year ago. Net earnings declined 10.9 per cent over the same period, to $654 million. Bell attributed the fall to higher expenses, higher...

Consults on antenna systems must be done in both official languages, ISED determines

telecom | 08/03/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Canadians will be able to participate in public consultations regarding the installation or modification of antenna systems in the official language of their choice, after the Department of...

Bell, Rogers and TV creators triumph over pirates

Media | 08/03/2022 5:25 pm EDT

A consortium of broadcasters and rights-holders have won an opening salvo of a fight against a television...

CRTC adds five Bell IXPL lines to forbearance list

Media | 07/21/2022 3:24 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC added five interexchange private line (IXPL) routes to the list of routes it is...

ISED approves Bell, Telus, spectrum licence swap

telecom | 07/19/2022 4:08 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) approved several subordination of spectrum licence applications between BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. Bell will subordinate spectrum licences in the cellular band in southern Quebec to Telus and ...

CRTC approves statements of work for several broadband projects

telecom | 07/19/2022 3:54 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC issued approvals of several statements of work for...

Champagne demands mutual assistance agreement from telecom companies after Rogers outage

telecom | 07/11/2022 5:55 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne...

Quebec hotel company asks CRTC to mandate negotiations with Bell

Media | 07/11/2022 5:43 pm EDT

A Quebec-based hotel accused of copyright infringement is asking the CRTC...

In-footprint seamless handoffs hurt competition: Bell to CRTC

telecom | 07/06/2022 5:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to rescind its order to make seamless handoffs...

Rovi Guides infringement case against Bell, Ericsson companies will move ahead

Media | 07/05/2022 5:23 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an attempt by BCE Inc. and Ericsson AB...

ISED issues rules for 3800 MHz spectrum auction

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:55 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) issued the rules for its next spectrum auction Thursday. The auction will begin on Oct. 24, 2023 and will feature spectrum in the 3800 MHz band. A large section of the framework is aimed at promoting...

Feds, Quebec, announce funding for rural  high-speed internet

telecom | 06/29/2022 5:02 pm EDT

The federal government and Quebec announced $8.2 million in joint funding...

NorthwesTel details NWT outage

telecom | 06/28/2022 5:10 pm EDT

In response to a CRTC request for information from BCE Inc.-subsidiary NorthwesTel, the company detailed...

Court finds Videotron did not violate Rovi patents

Media | 06/27/2022 4:26 pm EDT

The Federal Court dismissed a digital entertainment company’s lawsuit alleging that Quebecor Inc.’s...

CRTC outlines framework to block botnets from internet traffic

telecom | 06/23/2022 5:48 pm EDT

In a Thursday decision, the CRTC announced it was implementing regulations...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

The biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster announcement of a deal that would see Quebecor Inc. emerge victorious as the buyer of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

In a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

CRTC fines Bell for delaying access to support structures

telecom | 06/15/2022 4:03 pm EDT

The CRTC has imposed an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) of $7.5...

ILECs and CLECs spar over telecom fees amendments

telecom | 06/10/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Cogeco Inc. are among competitors protesting proposed changes to the...

CRTC denies Bell’s review and vary on toll-trunk tariff language

telecom | 06/09/2022 12:58 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied a request from BCE Inc. to stay a 2021 commission order...

CRTC looks at improving telecom services in Far North

Media | 06/08/2022 4:21 pm EDT

The CRTC announced it was initiating a proceeding to improve telecommunications services in Canada’s...

Building owner ordered to give Rogers access to Toronto facility

telecom | 06/08/2022 2:53 pm EDT

The CRTC gave Rogers Communications Inc. permission Wednesday to access a...

Punish hotel broadcaster who infringed on copyright: Bell tells CRTC

Media | 06/07/2022 3:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is supporting a Quebecor Inc. application for the CRTC to revoke...

C-11 needs to incentivize a new era of foreign-domestic partnerships: Bell

Media | 06/02/2022 2:54 pm EDT

BCE Inc. wants the government to incentivize foreign-domestic partnerships through its Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, arguing that the entire Canadian broadcasting ecosystem...