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No evidence suggests foreign streamers will enter into exclusivity with Rogers, incumbent tells CRTC 

Media | 11/26/2021 5:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. executives told the CRTC that there is no evidence to suggest that its merger with Shaw Communications Inc. would result in content exclusivity with...

Conservatives call for complete ban on Huawei equipment in 5G rollout

telecom | 11/26/2021 11:51 am EST

The Conservative Party of Canada is renewing its call for an outright ban on deployment of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. gear when telecoms rollout their 5G networks. “Those who control the medium can control those who use the medium,” Ed Fast, the party's new critic for innovation, science and economic development told the Wire Report Friday.  Some countries...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers...

At CRTC, Cogeco cites Rogers opposition to Bell-Astral merger

Media | 11/25/2021 10:05 am EST

On the third day of CRTC hearings into the proposed takeover of Shaw...

Rogers needs Shaw to sell CanCon alongside OTT services 

Media | 11/22/2021 8:35 pm EST

Top brass from Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc....

Bell says no evidence spectrum will go unused without deployment reqs, supports contiguous holding

telecom | 11/18/2021 5:38 pm EST

The telecoms companies that supported Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) proposal to impose further deployment requirements on licences primarily used to...

Big three telecoms respond to ISED consultations

telecom | 11/18/2021 3:29 pm EST

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released responses to its consultation on...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

telecom | 11/16/2021 2:30 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

Telus still wants CRTC to delay Rogers-Shaw hearing despite court decision on board control

Media | 11/11/2021 4:24 pm EST

One of Canada’s telecom incumbents is urging the...

Telecoms renew call for delay of STIR/SHAKEN

telecom | 11/11/2021 3:43 pm EST

Canada’s incumbent telecoms made another plea for deferral of the application of the STIR/SHAKEN...

Shaw backs delay of STIR/SHAKEN implementation

telecom | 11/09/2021 1:51 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has added its voice to those calling for deferral of the implementation of the...

CRTC should proceed with Rogers-Shaw hearing: Rogers, analyst

telecom | 11/08/2021 1:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says there is no reason to delay the CRTC on its...

Competitive pay-telephone service provider tells CRTC Bell should pay its bills

telecom | 11/08/2021 9:49 am EST

An Ontario-based pay-telephone owner and competitive pay-telephone service...

Quebecor to rollout wireless despite challenges

telecom | 11/04/2021 4:40 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. will move ahead with its rollout of wireless service in western Canada despite challenges...

Bell posts quarterly profits driven by wireless growth

Media | 11/04/2021 4:25 pm EDT

Bell reported a slight increase in overall revenue of $49 million or 0.8 per cent, up to $5.84 billion versus $5.79 billion for this time last year. The company attributed the results to "greater media advertising and subscriber revenues, and ongoing growth in mobile phones,...

Please don’t delay merger hearing: Rogers to CRTC

Media | 11/03/2021 5:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s regulatory team can present the company's...

Dynamic site-blocking case gets Nov. 23 hearing date 

Media | 11/03/2021 5:51 pm EDT

A test-case for Canada's first-ever "dynamic" site-blocking order is headed...

Telecoms ask for delay of STIR/SHAKEN roll-out

telecom | 11/02/2021 1:56 pm EDT

Canada’s incumbent telecoms are asking the CRTC to delay the start date of an anti-call spoofing...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek larger damages from set-top box seller

Media | 10/27/2021 5:13 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc.  have turned to the Federal Court of Appeal to try and get a greater payout in damages from a seller of preloaded...

CNOC files review and vary application on CRTC in-building wire access decision 

telecom | 10/26/2021 6:17 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has filed a review and...

Bell, Rogers, Quebecor apply for extended site-blocking in GoldTV

Media | 10/26/2021 9:30 am EDT

A trio of Canada's biggest broadcasters has asked the Federal Court for a...

Two separate Boards claim authority over Rogers 

telecom | 10/25/2021 10:22 am EDT

Ousted Rogers Communication Inc. chairman Edward Rogers intends to initiate proceedings in the British...

Court dismisses Telus request for injunction against Quebecor’s 3500 MHz licenses

telecom | 10/23/2021 11:40 am EDT

The Federal Court has rejected a Telus Corp....

CoopTel says Bell subsidiary doesn’t need 5 months to implement competition changes

telecom | 10/21/2021 5:36 pm EDT

Quebec-based telecom company CoopTel wants the...

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

A Federal Court injunction stopping the Department...

Proposed fees for earth stations would hinder remote connectivity: Telecom stakeholders

telecom | 10/14/2021 6:25 pm EDT

Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. are opposing a proposal to implement licence fees for fixed earth stations, to which there are currently no...

Court grants CIPPIC, Beanfield intervenor status in dynamic site-blocking case

Media | 10/14/2021 5:39 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has granted intervenor status to the...

Court order blocking Quebecor 3500 MHz acquisition would harm competition: ISED

Media | 10/06/2021 6:33 pm EDT

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

Telecoms companies debating immediate vs. phased-in deployment of crisis line

telecom | 10/05/2021 7:09 pm EDT

Canada’s telecom companies are debating before the CRTC whether it is...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Shaw-Rogers deal would decrease competition, even with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor: analyst 

telecom | 09/28/2021 6:19 pm EDT

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...

CRTC wants more info from Bell on certain retroactive wholesale payments

telecom | 09/27/2021 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC wants BCE Inc. to clarify why the company wants to make payments...

Class members defined in suit against Bell over prison phone contract

telecom | 09/24/2021 4:20 pm EDT

A would-be class-action lawsuit filed against BCE Inc. and the province of...

New ‘dynamic’ site-blocking needs new safeguards: CIPPIC 

Media | 09/22/2021 5:56 pm EDT

The site-blocking order that will block a rolling list of pirate streaming...

OneWeb partnering with Galaxy Broadband 

telecom | 09/16/2021 4:04 pm EDT

A London, England-based low-earth-orbit satellite communications company is partnering with Galaxy...

Appeal of CRTC reversal of wholesale rates to go ahead in federal court

telecom | 09/15/2021 9:46 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal will take up TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s...

Lower your prices or else, Trudeau tells big telecom at debate

telecom | 09/09/2021 11:22 am EDT

GATINEAU, Que. -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving Canada’s...

Conservatives would reject mergers impacting competition: O’Toole

telecom | 09/07/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said during a press conference on...

Broadband blues: the UBF and its discontents

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:50 pm EDT

With a federal election called for Sept. 20, parties have pledged to make Canadians’ lives better in a myriad of ways, including by connecting rural and remote communities to quality internet. The government has had a vision for increased connectivity for years, even...

Telecoms say no need for additional accessibility requirements; advocates disagree

telecom | 09/03/2021 5:28 pm EDT

Canada’s telecommunications companies are recommending that the CRTC...

Telecom unions want govt. action on jobs outsourcing

telecom | 09/03/2021 4:33 pm EDT

Two telecommunication workers’ unions, Unifor and the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), have partnered up to demand the federal government step in to minimize the outsourcing of Canadian jobs overseas in the telecom...

Telecoms support for 3-digit crisis line and transition to ten-digit dialling 

telecom | 09/02/2021 5:43 pm EDT

Canada’s big telecommunications companies are in favour of making access...

Rogers claims Yorkville MDU owner playing ignorant to stall CRTC proceeding

telecom | 08/31/2021 4:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is calling out a Toronto developer’s so-called...

Telus joins Bell’s call for rollback on Quebecor spectrum acquisition 

telecom | 08/30/2021 4:51 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has joined BCE Inc. in seeking to block Quebecor Inc. from acquiring blocks of crucial spectrum needed for the deployment of 5G in British Columbia, Alberta, and...

Bell seeks to block Quebecor set-aside 3,500 MHz purchases 

telecom | 08/27/2021 2:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is going to court to stop Quebecor Inc. from purchasing valuable...

TekSavvy takes GoldTV site-blocking fight to Supreme Court

Media | 08/26/2021 6:11 pm EDT

After Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order survived an appeal from...

Bell misunderstands CRTC toll-trunk order: Telus

telecom | 08/26/2021 6:01 pm EDT

Three companies are disputing claims from BCE Inc. that it would be unduly harmed by the CRTC’s...

Iristel asks CRTC for incumbents’ MVNO template agreements

telecom | 08/24/2021 5:55 pm EDT

The CRTC has said it will consider a procedural request from Iristel Inc....

Tell us more about Rogers facilities in our building: MDU owner 

Media | 08/24/2021 5:28 pm EDT

In its response to a Rogers Communications Inc. request to the CRTC asking...

Redline Communications hires new CEO as it eyes LTE and 5G growth

telecom | 08/19/2021 12:54 pm EDT

Redline Communications Group Inc., a Markham-Ont.-based manufacturer of...

CRTC orders some incumbent disclosure to CNOC in disaggregated regime consultation 

Media | 08/13/2021 11:13 am EDT

In a dispute between a trade organization representing wholesale-based...

Feds spending $1.44B on Telesat’s advanced low earth orbit satellites

telecom | 08/12/2021 4:51 pm EDT

The federal government is planning to pour $1.44 billion into Telesat...

Federal Court orders content pirates to pay millions to Bell, Rogers, Videotron

Media | 08/11/2021 5:14 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge ordered three pirate TV services to pay more than $29 million in damages to major broadcasters which claimed the sellers were cutting into their business...

TekSavvy’s wholesale appeal uses failed incumbent arguments from 2019: Bell

telecom | 08/09/2021 5:41 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc.'s arguments in its June challenge to the CRTC's...

Quebecor calls for swift news media compensation legislation

Media | 08/05/2021 6:14 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s president and CEO is renewing calls for the federal...

No reason to deny TSPs access to secure telephony identity certificates: CRTC

telecom | 08/05/2021 2:10 pm EDT

The CRTC has determined that, unless a telecommunications service provider...

CRTC announces 10 projects, $20.5M, in Broadband Fund

telecom | 08/04/2021 5:39 pm EDT

Approximately 3,625 households will benefit from the CRTC’s Broadband Fund, after a Wednesday announcement of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $20.5 million. “As many Canadians have adopted new ways to work, learn and live, the COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed that poor Internet...

Court of appeal dismisses Quebecor challenge in TVA Sports fight with Bell

telecom | 07/30/2021 10:49 am EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by Quebecor Inc. to...

BREAKING: 3500 MHz auction nets $8.9B, $7.3B from incumbents

telecom | 07/29/2021 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian telecom companies -- and wireless service hopefuls -- have spent...

Companies must negotiate with Bell for MDU fibre IBW access or install their own, CRTC decides

telecom | 07/27/2021 7:24 pm EDT

Companies using BCE’s Inc.’s fibre in-building...

Bell asks CRTC to reverse decision to deploy new toll trunks to all LECs

telecom | 07/26/2021 6:10 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is requesting that the CRTC allow it to deploy its new toll trunks...

Bell says permanent approval of call blocking ‘is overwhelmingly in the public interest’

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:46 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is urging the CRTC to give it permanent...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

CRTC seeks more info on how companies comply with Internet Code for people with disabilities

telecom | 07/22/2021 5:25 pm EDT

The CRTC is seeking further information from internet service providers as it tries to determine if they are in compliance with the Internet Code, specifically when it comes...

SkyChoice kicked out of CCTS

telecom | 07/22/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Faced with what it said are multiple different instances of non-cooperation from a small Ontario-based internet service provider (ISP), the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) has "terminated...

Rogers claims Saint John developer ignoring CRTC proceeding

telecom | 07/21/2021 6:11 pm EDT

In its ongoing effort to gain access to multiple apartment buildings in...

Bell expands Canadian 5G network; now offering 5G roaming in the United States

telecom | 07/21/2021 6:04 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has expanded its 5G network in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec and...

High spectrum costs could be driven by competition for set aside: analyst

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:32 pm EDT

Industry analysts are declining to speculate too much on what caused the...

Low cost mobile plans fall short of the mark: PIAC 

telecom | 07/15/2021 6:08 pm EDT

The new low-cost mobile wireless plans released yesterday by BCE Inc., Telus Corp., and Rogers Communications Inc. are not good enough, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.  PIAC's Thursday letter argues that the carriers' three plans launched this week -- offered through their respective flanker brands including Virgin, Koodo, and Fido -- are in contravention of the regulator’s directions in its April wireless review decision, in which the commission rejected telecom companies' requests to launch such plans on their flanker brands rather than launching them under their...

CNOC petitions gov on wholesale rates

telecom | 07/15/2021 5:42 pm EDT

Fed up with the CRTC's May decision to overturn its 2019 decision on wholesale internet access rates, the...

Bell wary of New Brunswick’s proposed NG911 system

telecom | 07/14/2021 6:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has filed an intervention with the CRTC saying New Brunswick’s plan for how it would like to adapt its next-generation 911 (NG911) services may not be the best approach.  According to Bell’s intervention, the...

TekSavvy wants regulatory framework before Bell permanently implements AI call blocking

telecom | 07/14/2021 6:23 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is recommending that the...

Q2 telecom earnings could be sign of recovery: Analysis

telecom | 07/13/2021 6:46 pm EDT

The telecom sector is on track to rebound following a bleak 2019 and 2020, according to an analysis of the industry halfway through the 2021 financial year.  “Halfway through the year, we see...

Local RCMP raises security concerns over New Brunswick NG911 clarification application with the CRTC

telecom | 07/13/2021 6:42 pm EDT

The New Brunswick RCMP is raising concerns to the CRTC that the province’s proposal for how it would like to adapt its next-generation 911 (NG911) services could put RCMP...

PIAC disappointed with CRTC SIM swap disclosure

telecom | 07/09/2021 4:59 pm EDT

Six months after it received a request to release the data it collects on a fraud process known as "SIM swapping," the CRTC yesterday sent a letter to parties involved in a proceeding on the matter saying that instances of the...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever ‘dynamic’ site-blocking order

Media | 07/08/2021 6:22 pm EDT

Nearly six weeks after a Federal Court of Appeal upheld Canada's first-ever...

Bell, Rogers announce rural connectivity investments 

telecom | 07/07/2021 4:48 pm EDT

Work to upgrade the wireless networks of communities in British Columbia and homes and businesses in rural Ontario is coming along according to two of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies....

CRTC releases accessibility reporting regulations

telecom | 07/07/2021 4:44 pm EDT

The CRTC today released its regulations for accessibility reporting requirements, which will govern the obligations of telecom companies when it comes to their compliance under the Accessible Canada Act.  The regulations flow from 2019’s passage of the act, which aims to broadly eliminate barriers to participation in society for Canadians with disabilities, including within the federal government and all industries overseen at the federal level. As part of the new regulations -- first previewed in a February draft notice of consultation -- telecom companies will be required to...

PIAC says no to permanent roaming test, Telus wants new definition

telecom | 07/05/2021 5:37 pm EDT

Telus Corp. wants the CRTC to set an industry-wide definition of...

Rogers wants immediate MDU access in NB while Bell pushes for incremental enforcement

telecom | 07/05/2021 5:18 pm EDT

In a dispute over access to an apartment building...

Bell offering 5G service in Atlantic Canada

telecom | 06/29/2021 4:35 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is expanding its 5G network into Atlantic Canada, with service launching in Nova Scotia and...

Hockey broadcasters seek injunction against pirate streamers

Media | 06/17/2021 6:11 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Quebecor Inc. are asking a Federal Court for a permanent injunction against a set of unknown users of IP addresses that the companies say are being used to facilitate the illegal streaming of NHL hockey games.  In a statement of...

New Brunswick seeks clarification from CRTC regarding NG911 PSAPs

telecom | 06/16/2021 4:50 pm EDT

New Brunswick is looking for answers as to whether or not independent local exchange carriers (ILECs) delivering next-generation 911  (NG911) services may connect those networks to demarcation points...

CRTC upping Independent Local News Fund limit

Media | 06/15/2021 6:40 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved an application from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) to increase the amount of proceeds from the “Independent Local News Fund” (ILNF) that can be given to any one station or group operated...

Cogeco getting millions more in high-speed funding

telecom | 06/08/2021 5:53 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is getting more than $40 million in funding for high-speed internet projects in Quebec. ...

CRTC orders Bell subsidiary to upgrade routers in Quebec

Media | 06/01/2021 5:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. subsidiary Cablevision du Nord has to finish upgrading its routers...

Bell restores network investment pledge; TekSavvy petitions gov on wholesale rates

telecom | 05/31/2021 6:11 pm EDT

In what the company says is a direct response to the CRTC's reversal on...

Rogers renews request to CRTC for building access in N.B.

Media | 05/31/2021 2:40 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is repeating its request that the CRTC help it...

UPDATED: CRTC reverts wholesale access rates to interim 2016 levels

telecom | 05/27/2021 4:00 pm EDT

The CRTC Thursday announced that it is setting permanent rates for...

GoldTV blocking order survives TekSavvy appeal

Media | 05/26/2021 6:41 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order to stand, dismissing an appeal of the order from TekSavvy Solutions Inc. In a Wednesday decision, Justice George Locke, writing on behalf of the three-judge panel, said that he was not...