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Appeal court strikes Iristel application for judicial review on tax audit

telecom | 06/06/2022 5:16 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has sided with the attorney general of Canada by striking an application by Iristel Inc. to the federal court in which the company alleged that it...

Iristel petitions cabinet to overturn CRTC traffic simulation findings

telecom | 05/02/2022 4:47 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. filed a petition to the governor in council to vary a decision by the CRTC in which it found that the commission did not err in fact or law by slashing the...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

The CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

Court rejects Iristel attempt to overturn CRTC decision in traffic stimulation case

telecom | 03/08/2022 4:06 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal rejected an application by Iristel Inc. to...

Appeal court dismisses Iristel application to release $21.85m in tax refunds

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

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an application by Iristel Inc. to...

Telus, TLN, have a business dispute, not an actionable complaint: CRTC

telecom | 02/11/2022 2:41 pm EST

On Friday the CRTC dismissed a complaint by Telus Corp. against TLN Media...

Telus, Iristel, say administrative monetary penalties don’t apply in 867 dispute

telecom | 01/24/2022 7:05 pm EST

The CRTC cannot impose fines on either Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. after the regulator found the companies have violated the Telecommunications Act in a long-running dispute...

CRTC should not fine Telus, Iristel, for traffic stimulation violations: PIAC

telecom | 01/19/2022 5:00 pm EST

A national non-profit consumer advocacy group is asking the CRTC not to fine ​​Iristel Inc. and Telus Communications Inc. ​​​​​​administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) for having...

Canada avoids American confusion of 5G impact on airports

telecom | 01/05/2022 4:29 pm EST

Early consultations on regulations to 5G rollout affecting air traffic...

Iristel takes CRTC traffic stimulation decision to Federal Court of Appeal

telecom | 01/05/2022 2:59 pm EST

While it is asking the CRTC for guidelines on how to comply with a recent...

867 traffic stimulation fight now focuses on conference calling

telecom | 01/04/2022 5:05 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has asked for guidance from the CRTC in seeking to comply with...

Iristel to launch low-cost portability service 

telecom | 06/14/2021 5:09 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. is launching a service that will allow Canadian phone numbers to be paired with less expensive plans offered by U.S. telecom companies. On Monday the company announced its $6 per month "Mobifi" service, which it...

CRTC denies Iristel request for caller location ID manipulation to be outlawed

telecom | 05/06/2021 4:57 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied an order requested by Iristel Inc. after it found that Rogers Communications Inc. “did not grant itself an undue preference with respect to the...

Iristel wants court order blocking CRA from offsetting tax returns

telecom | 03/12/2021 6:03 pm EST

Iristel Inc. is once again elevating its fight with the Canada Revenue...

Court orders CRA to turn tax audit docs over to Iristel

telecom | 02/17/2021 5:31 pm EST

A federal court has ordered the Canada Revenue Agency to hand over to Iristel Inc. "all materials" in its possession related to the tax authority's decision not to release tens of millions of dollars worth of tax returns to the company. In an order released Monday, the court agreed with Iristel's September filing for the...

Govt. to fight court order allowing Iristel’s judicial review to stand

telecom | 02/02/2021 5:05 pm EST

The government has signalled that it will file a motion to overturn last month's ruling from a federal judge which allowed Iristel Inc.'s judicial review into the conduct of the Canada Revenue Agency during a pair of audits into the company.  In a Friday filing with the Federal Court, Attorney General David Lametti -- on behalf of the CRA -- indicated that he plans to file a motion to set aside Judge Kevin Aalto's Jan 21 court order. Aalto struck down the CRA's argument that Iristel had made...

Court allows Iristel judicial review against CRA to stand in tax fight 

telecom | 01/22/2021 3:58 pm EST

A Federal Court judge has rejected a request from the government to throw out an application for judicial review from Iristel Inc., in which the company sought a review of the Canada Revenue...

Telus RnV in 867 traffic stimulation ruling should be dismissed: Iristel

telecom | 12/17/2020 4:48 pm EST

Telus Inc.'s request for the CRTC to review its decision that the company "unjustly discriminated" against Iristel Inc. should be thrown out and the original ruling upheld, Iristel has told the...

ISED proposal to displace spectrum for fixed wireless divides ISPs

telecom | 12/11/2020 11:37 am EST

A pair of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada proposals on changes to midband spectrum allocation that would affect fixed wireless service has drawn a mixed response from telecoms....

Regulatory delays a slow-moving incumbent tantrum: CNOC

telecom | 11/19/2020 1:53 pm EST

On the heels of the incumbent appeal of a Federal Court of Appeal decision...

CRTC adjourns consult on Iristel, Telus fines

telecom | 09/11/2020 4:54 pm EDT

The CRTC is putting on hold its proceeding on whether it should fine Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. up to $1.25 million over a fight involving traffic stimulation. The regulator had proposed enforcing a financial penalty of...

Iristel fights traffic stimulation finding, proposed $1.25M fine

telecom | 09/08/2020 4:51 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. says the CRTC wrongly determined it was stimulating traffic to...

Rogers denies Iristel’s caller ID manipulation complaint

telecom | 09/03/2020 5:43 pm EDT

Iristel Inc.'s complaint to the CRTC that it thought Rogers Communications Inc. might have been involved in a scheme where some Canadian customers have had their caller ID tweaked to make it seem like...

CRA withholding wage subsidy from Iristel: court filing

telecom | 08/31/2020 5:06 pm EDT

Iristel Inc.'s ongoing fight with the Canada Revenue Agency has become yet more complicated, as the company filed a new application for judicial review Friday, alleging that the CRA improperly...

CRTC proposes fines for Iristel, Telus over ‘self-serving’ conduct

telecom | 08/14/2020 3:24 pm EDT

The CRTC has proposed enforcing a financial penalty of between $750,000 and $1.25 million on both Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. after finding each company had breached the...

Iristel’s case against CRA an ‘attack’ on tax assessment, AG’s office says

telecom | 08/12/2020 5:20 pm EDT

Iristel Inc.'s application for judicial review of the conduct of the Canadian Revenue Authority (CRA) during an audit of the telecom company's finances is an "attack" on the outcome of a tax assessment and circumvents the "comprehensive system of objections and appeals" that already exist within the...

Iristel calls for caller ID manipulation to be outlawed

telecom | 08/04/2020 6:20 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. has asked the CRTC to issue an order explicitly prohibiting...

Questions remain about Huawei gear as Bell, Telus pick Ericsson, Nokia 

telecom | 06/02/2020 6:03 pm EDT

On Tuesday, BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. announced new partnerships with...

After seeing Bell’s AI call-blocking methodology, ISCC still unhappy

telecom | 03/04/2020 5:26 pm EST

The Canadian chapter of the Internet Society is not satisfied with what it...

Incumbents, small telecoms pan Competition Bureau MVNO proposal

telecom | 01/14/2020 5:54 pm EST

Telecom providers both big and small have unanimously rejected a Competition Bureau proposal to allow strictly-regulated mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) access to the Big Three’s networks for five years, but for vastly different reasons. The bureau endorsed a...

Bell offers to reveal AI call blocking system to critics

telecom | 10/28/2019 5:11 pm EDT

BCE Inc. says it is willing to share information with critics of its plan...

Any gov’t ban unlikely to affect Huawei partnership: Iristel

telecom | 07/22/2019 6:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — With the federal government’s decision on whether to ban...

CRTC denies Iristel complaint about Bell rate increases

telecom | 07/10/2019 4:37 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. hasn’t provided enough evidence in a dispute with BCE Inc. to compel the CRTC to re-regulate some transport services, the commission said Wednesday.  Iristel had asked the CRTC to...

$10 fees on customer service tasks don’t violate Wireless Code: Bell, Telus

telecom | 05/03/2019 5:27 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp., and Shaw Communications Inc. have responded to the CRTC’s questions about $10 fees they charge for some customer service tasks. Telecom...

Ontario court presses pause on Iristel-Telus case

telecom | 04/25/2019 2:36 pm EDT

The Ontario Superior Court has put a lawsuit launched by Iristel Inc. against Telus Corp. on hold while the CRTC settles a related dispute. The court granted a temporary stay in a decision Monday, stating that “the court has...

Small telecoms call for more forceful language in policy direction

telecom | 04/16/2019 6:19 pm EDT

The CRTC’s new, consumer-focused policy direction doesn’t go far...

Bell opts out of 600 MHz, Rogers nabs 52 licenses for $1.7B

telecom | 04/10/2019 5:30 pm EDT

BCE Inc. was among three prospective applicants who didn’t grab licenses for the coveted 600 MHz spectrum, widely considered to be the last chance to get valuable low-band frequencies. The...

CRTC to ‘let market forces operate’ in Bell-Iristel rate dispute

telecom | 03/21/2019 6:01 pm EDT

BCE Inc. doesn’t have to implement a freeze on rates it charges Iristel Inc. while the CRTC decides how to settle a dispute between the two regarding the rates, the regulator said Thursday. In...

MVNO access proposal ‘burst of oxygen’ to some potential entrants

telecom | 03/04/2019 3:21 pm EST

As the CRTC signals it’s ready to make an about-face on its approach to mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) network access, prospective MVNOs are eyeing the regulator’s...

Don’t mandate text message warning for emergency alerts: telecoms

telecom | 02/08/2019 3:29 pm EST

The majority of Canadian wireless providers who weighed in on a proposal to...

Iristel getting into cybersecurity

Media | 01/18/2019 1:08 pm EST

Iristel Inc. is becoming a provider of cybersecurity services, the company said in a press release...

Forbearance means CRTC has no place in rate dispute: Bell

telecom | 01/10/2019 5:31 pm EST

The CRTC has no jurisdiction to determine the outcome of a disagreement over the rates BCE Inc. charges Iristel Inc. for wholesale access, because it chose to forebear from regulating legacy services,...

Iristel complains to CRTC about Bell rate increases

telecom | 01/04/2019 12:44 pm EST

Iristel Inc. says BCE Inc. has put in place “massive and unprecedented rate increases” for access to some of its infrastructure and is asking the CRTC to intervene. According to a Part 1 application filed with the CRTC in...

Top telecom and media stories to watch for in 2019

Media | 12/21/2018 5:46 pm EST

As the new year begins, the months ahead promise a new spectrum auction, new CRTC announcements on high-profile files like telecom sales practices, and even potentially a new federal government — to be determined in an election in which the danger of hacking and social...

Cogeco won’t be among bidders for 600 MHz spectrum

telecom | 12/06/2018 6:29 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. isn’t among the list of participants in the 600 MHz auction, released by Innovation Canada...

CRTC issues interim resolution in Iristel, Telus fight

telecom | 11/23/2018 4:46 pm EST

The CRTC ordered Friday both Telus Corp. and Iristel Inc. to make interim...

Iristel sues Telus for $135M in unpaid call services

telecom | 10/18/2018 6:29 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. is suing Telus Corp. for $135 million in withheld payments it said is owed to the company for terminating Telus’ customer calls, escalating tensions between the two in an ongoing fight over alleged traffic...

Allow ISPs to access inside wire — for a fee: CNOC

telecom | 10/17/2018 4:05 pm EDT

The CRTC should set up a regime to allow internet service providers to use...

Iristel buys wireless operator specializing in remote areas

telecom | 10/12/2018 2:06 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. has acquired Télécommunications de l’Est (TDE), a small Quebec telecom that provides service to industries operating in remote areas with limited cellular service, such as forestry...

Rogers claims Iristel inflated its call traffic by over 295%

telecom | 09/12/2018 3:41 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is backing Telus Corp. in its traffic...

CRTC combines Telus, Iristel applications

telecom | 08/21/2018 5:26 pm EDT

The CRTC have merged two Part 1 applications filed by Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. earlier this month...

Traffic stimulation in front of CRTC again with Iristel, Telus fight

telecom | 08/08/2018 5:22 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. and Telus Corp. are sparring in a pair of Part 1 applications...

Iristel suing Rogers for nearly $150M in traffic agreement dispute

telecom | 06/11/2018 5:30 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. is suing Rogers Communications Inc. to the tune of nearly $150 million for allegedly reneging on contract agreements governing telephone traffic exchange dating...

Making net neutrality law redundant: telecom execs

Media | 06/05/2018 9:37 pm EDT

TORONTO — If there was a single point of agreement among panelists representing both small and big...

Ice Wireless hooking up remote Quebec communities with cell service

telecom | 05/29/2018 5:56 pm EDT

Ice Wireless, a subsidiary of Iristel Inc., is partnering with a regional...

Iristel to launch wireless service in parts of Ont., Que.

telecom | 05/28/2018 4:39 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. has acquired a small wireless provider with spectrum in eastern Quebec and northern Ontario and plans to launch wireless service in those areas next month, the company said Monday....

Cogeco picks up 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz spectrum

telecom | 05/22/2018 6:18 pm EDT

Innovation Canada (ISED) released the results of its 2018 residual spectrum auction Friday, with Cogeco Inc. ending up as the big spender. The Montreal-based telecom picked up seven paired and 16 unpaired licenses in the 2300...

TNW pushing ahead with Part 1 despite WiFi MVNO decision

telecom | 03/28/2018 1:19 pm EDT

TNW Wireless Inc. is still hopeful the CRTC will rule in its favour in a Part 1 complaint to force BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. to negotiate roaming plans so it can implement its proposed national WiFi-based wireless service, according to company president Lawry...

Low-cost data plans ‘superior alternative’ to WiFi-first MVNOs: Scott

telecom | 03/22/2018 4:23 pm EDT

Having facilities-based carriers offer low-cost data-only plans is a better way to fulfill the government’s goals of more affordable wireless options for consumers than mandating roaming access by...

CRTC calls out Iristel, but says no new regs in traffic stimulation case

telecom | 12/20/2017 5:40 pm EST

In separate decisions on Wednesday, the CRTC ordered Iristel Inc. to cease...

Telus joins Rogers in Wireless Code extension ask

telecom | 11/20/2017 6:12 pm EST

Several telecoms are backing Rogers Communications Inc.’s request for an extension to implement certain...

Small providers, incumbents clash over WiFi-based MVNOs

telecom | 09/12/2017 5:54 pm EDT

Mandating wholesale roaming access to Wi-Fi-based mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) will encourage innovation and competition by providing...

High interim tariffs, logistics still mire disaggregated system

telecom | 08/31/2017 5:13 pm EDT

The CRTC's goal of fuelling wireline competition by jumpstarting the...

No merit to TNW’s roaming request, telecoms say

telecom | 08/10/2017 2:17 pm EDT

Most of Canada’s major wireless providers were of the same mind on an application by TNW Wireless...

Freedom cites ‘suspicious patterns’ in Iristel traffic pumping case

telecom | 08/02/2017 4:00 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile says that its decision not to...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals...

CRTC consulting on MVNO rules

telecom | 07/21/2017 11:07 am EDT

The CRTC has launched a consultation on changing its wholesale wireless roaming rules, following a call by the government telling the regulator to reconsider how that policy affects WiFi-based mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). On Thursday, the CRTC asked for comment on whether it should have reached a different conclusion in its March decision involving Sugar Mobile, an MVNO from Iristel Inc. Sugar’s service was mostly WiFi-based, with 200 MB of non-WiFi data per month, supported by the Rogers...

Give four days’ notice before service disconnection, CRTC says

telecom | 07/06/2017 3:31 pm EDT

Telecommunications service providers must give customers a heads up of at least four business days before disconnecting or suspending a service to end users or another service provider, the CRTC said...

Iristel brings another traffic pumping dispute to CRTC

telecom | 07/04/2017 5:49 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile is refusing to pay Iristel Inc. for some services in a move that relates to an ongoing proceeding in front of the CRTC over traffic stimulation, Iristel...

TNW Wireless files Part 1 over roaming agreements

telecom | 07/04/2017 3:54 pm EDT

A Northern mobile wireless provider is asking the CRTC to compel a pair of incumbents to strike roaming...

Incumbents defend wireless prices after Bains criticism

telecom | 06/06/2017 7:59 pm EDT

TORONTO — Representatives from the big three were on the defense a day...

Bains tells CRTC to reconsider MVNO rules

telecom | 06/05/2017 1:51 pm EDT

TORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is directing the CRTC to reconsider a March decision in which it set rules for regulated wholesale roaming by wireless providers in a move that could change the landscape around mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in...

Ice Wireless offering unlimited data, roaming plans

telecom | 03/29/2017 5:35 pm EDT

Iristel Inc.’s Ice Wireless is now selling plans with unlimited data and roaming in the United States and Mexico, the company said in a press release Wednesday. The plans “include unlimited calls, texts and...

Kepler and Iristel partner on IoT devices

telecom | 03/22/2017 8:20 pm EDT

Iristel Inc. is partnering with satellite company Kepler Communications Inc. to help Internet of Things (IoT) devices seamlessly connect between cellular networks on the ground and satellites in the sky. The...

Iristel asks CRTC to deny Northwestel’s review-and-vary

Media | 03/14/2017 8:09 pm EDT

The arguments made by BCE Inc. subsidiary Northwestel in its request to the CRTC to review and vary a decision setting rates for Northwestel’s Wholesale Connect service have already...

Proposal would give Bell ‘significant and asymmetric powers’: small ISPs

telecom | 03/06/2017 8:59 pm EST

The CRTC should deny a proposal by BCE Inc. for a new regime governing traffic pumping that would allow telecoms to unilaterally put in place penalties that “inflict substantial...

CRTC rules against Sugar Mobile in roaming dispute with Rogers

telecom | 03/01/2017 9:21 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. doesn’t have to provide roaming services to Iristel Inc.’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Sugar Mobile, the CRTC said Wednesday in a...

Iristel to launch VoLTE

telecom | 02/22/2017 9:27 pm EST

Iristel Inc. plans to launch Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in about two months, Iristel president Samer Bishay said in an email. The company will use technology from software company Metaswitch Networks Ltd., Metaswitch said in a press release Wednesday. “The Ice Wireless...

Iristel, EBox, DHX among new lobby registrations

Media | 02/21/2017 9:54 pm EST

The start of the new year was marked by new registrations for new and not-so-new companies and groups in the federal lobbyists’ registry. Iristel Inc. registered to lobby the federal government as of Jan....

Bell asks CRTC for ‘holistic’ rules on traffic pumping

telecom | 02/01/2017 9:14 pm EST

BCE Inc. wants the CRTC to implement new rules governing traffic pumping, which would put the onus on any telecom accused of artificially inflating traffic to prove they’re not engaged in...

Look beyond incumbents with new $750M fund, Iristel tells CRTC

telecom | 01/03/2017 6:47 pm EST

Iristel Inc. is asking the CRTC to “go beyond the ‘same old players’ to companies committed to competition and enhanced services for Canadians” when it comes to providing funding as part of its new $750-million program to improve Internet service in Canada. Announced as part of the commission’s basic service decision in late December, the fund will be focused on improving both wireline and wireless service in underserved communities. In a Dec. 22 press release, Iristel president Samer Bishay said that “it is critically important that the...

Investel to launch national Wi-Fi based wireless service

telecom | 12/14/2016 10:34 pm EST

Investel Capital Corp.’s TNW Networks Corp. (TNW) will soon start deploying a Wi-Fi-based mobile technology as part of a nationally available wireless service that the company is claiming will be...

Iristel says traffic stimulation accusation “rests on false speculation”

telecom | 12/13/2016 10:09 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has responded to a Part 1 application by Rogers Communications Inc. accusing it of “traffic stimulation,” stating that “the entire factual basis for...

Iristel buys two small telecoms

telecom | 11/22/2016 10:28 pm EST

Iristel Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired two small telecoms, Toronto’s Trutel Inc. and Montreal’s Exelia Inc. "Our culture is not one filled with 'old phone guys' and neither is Trutel's or...

Iristel files complaint over Eastlink’s competition refusal

telecom | 11/22/2016 10:24 pm EST

Iristel Inc. has filed a complaint with the CRTC over what it says is a “refusal” of Bragg Communication Inc.’s Eastlink to “implement local competition”...

Rogers accuses Iristel of ‘traffic stimulation’

telecom | 11/22/2016 9:39 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. is turning to the CRTC in another dispute with Iristel Inc., which it’s accusing of deliberately driving up the volume of phone calls to the Northwest Territories in order to benefit from a “windfall profit” due to the area’s high traffic termination rates. In a Part 1 application filed on Nov. 16, Rogers said Iristel was engaged in “traffic stimulation,” which it defined as “a mechanism for local exchange carriers to profit from increasing the volume of incoming traffic for termination of their local exchange...

CRTC doesn’t need disconnection heads up, interveners say

telecom | 09/26/2016 7:09 pm EDT

New regulations that would require telecom companies to tell the CRTC if they’re going to disconnect another company from their network are unnecessary, according to the majority of interveners who submitted feedback to the CRTC’s call for comments on disconnection practices. Most contracts between carriers or...

Ice Wireless boosting northern LTE network

telecom | 08/23/2016 9:01 pm EDT

Ice Wireless, a subsidiary of Iristel Inc., said it is rolling out a HSPA/LTE network in 14 northern Quebec communities. A Tuesday press release from Tecore Networks, which supplies mobile network infrastructure,...

CRTC consulting on disconnection practices

telecom | 08/18/2016 8:41 pm EDT

The CRTC is requesting comment on whether regulatory measures are required to prevent service interruptions after a dispute between two telecommunications providers in January. In a notice of consultation posted to its...

Ice Wireless can continue to roam until final decision

telecom | 07/07/2016 4:43 pm EDT

Sugar Mobile, an affiliate of Iristel Inc.-subsidiary Ice Wireless, can continue roaming on Rogers Communications Inc.’s network while the CRTC considers its final decision in a...

Wireless providers obligated to meet 911 standard: CRTC

telecom | 06/20/2016 9:09 pm EDT

All wireless service providers must provide the same basic level of 911 service, the CRTC said Monday. In a policy decision posted to its website, the regulator set out new rules stating that...

CRTC considers regulations after lost telephone service case

telecom | 06/08/2016 6:00 pm EDT

The CRTC said it might consider preventative regulations after a dispute involving two phone service providers resulted in lost telephone service for 27,000 Canadian phone number holders. On Jan. 15,...

What does the future hold for WiFi calling?

telecom | 05/20/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Despite the fact that large wireless carriers have been offering WiFi calling for months, the emergence of WiFi calling provider Sugar Mobile, and hinted-at-plans by Shaw Communications Inc. to integrate Wind with its...

Sugar Mobile model threatens facilities-based competition: Telus, Quebecor

telecom | 03/18/2016 8:47 pm EDT

Allowing Sugar Mobile to continue roaming on Rogers Communications Inc.’s network would be a “backdoor means” to mandated mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) access, and “a...

Rogers disconnection would set harmful precedent: Sugar Mobile

telecom | 02/24/2016 8:39 pm EST

Interventions filed opposing Ice Wireless' request for interim relief in its roaming dispute with Rogers Communications Inc. failed to properly address the relevant issues, instead focusing on "absurd" interpretations of statements Sugar Mobile CEO Samer Bishay made in media reports, the company said in a response to comments filed with the CRTC. "None of them have credibly refuted Ice Wireless' submissions to the effect that a denial of interim relief will result in irreparable harm" to the company — a subsidiary of Iristel Inc. — and its affiliate...