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Live sports, the lynchpin of traditional TV, making inroads to OTT

Media | 01/08/2015 10:16 pm EST

As new over-the-top (OTT) services continue to be launched both in Canada and the United States, online alternatives for live sports have also been increasing. But in a world where live sports continue to be crucial for the traditional television system — and the kind of revenue only available through that system is necessary to pay for expensive sports rights — it seems companies will have to continue a balancing act between the two technologies. The most important part of Rogers...

CRTC, spectrum auctions among major wireless issues for 2015: analysts

telecom | 12/18/2014 6:01 pm EST

As the new year approaches, Canadian wireless carriers of all sizes await a CRTC decision on domestic roaming that could, in the words of one analyst, “disrupt” the industry with wide-ranging consequences for two upcoming spectrum auctions and beyond. The commission’s ruling follows a five-day hearing in the fall on wholesale wireless regulation, the culmination of process that began early last year. According to Barclays analyst Phillip Huang, the wholesale wireless...

Many businesses unprepared for cyber threats: Cisco

telecom | 12/02/2014 4:50 pm EST

A large proportion of Canadian businesses are unprepared for cyber threats, Cisco Systems Inc. said Tuesday, particularly as new processes emerge with growth in mobile and cloud-based technology. Cisco said in a press release...