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CWTA tells panel review MVNOs would hurt investment, rural access

telecom | 03/11/2019 2:20 pm EDT

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) took aim at mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in its submission to the ongoing review of Canada’s communications legislation. “While mandating access to facilities-based carriers’ networks would negatively impact investment by all facilities-based carriers, investment by new entrants and regional providers will be particularly impacted,” the wireless industry group said. It said that effect would be "particularly...

Higher-speed internet plans more expensive in 2018: report

telecom | 12/21/2018 4:41 pm EST

The prices of higher-speed wireline internet plans increased last year, and while the prices of wireless services in Canada are falling, they remain more expensive than in other countries, according a new report released by Innovation Canada Friday afternoon. The annual...

Wireless created $20.7b in 2011 GDP: report

telecom | 06/03/2013 8:51 pm EDT

The Canadian wireless industry generated $20.7 billion in direct GDP in 2011, Nordicity said in a new report commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). In a study called “The Benefit of the Wireless Telecommunications Industry to the Canadian Economy,” released Monday, the CWTA said the Canadian wireless...

CRTC says consumers can cancel wireless contracts after two years, no fees

telecom | 06/03/2013 2:08 pm EDT

Canadian wireless consumers can cancel long-term wireless contracts with mobile phone providers after two years without any cancellation fees, the CRTC said in new wireless code of conduct...